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BJP condemns Pondy govt for denying benefits to retd staff

In a press release, president of the unit V Swaminathan, MLA, said the Centre had directed the Territorial government to provide the augmented allowance to the employees, who retired before 2016, as per the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission.


PTI 10 Aug 2018, 02:16 PM India

Puducherry, Aug 10 (PTI) Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today flayed the Congress government here for allegedly failing to implement the enhanced medical allowance for its retired staff.

In a press release, president of the unit V Swaminathan, MLA, said the Centre had directed the Territorial government to provide the augmented allowance to the employees, who retired before 2016, as per the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission.

"The government is delaying the implementation and using a flimsy reason that there were no sufficient funds", he said, while urging the Chief Minister V Narayanasamy to ensure that the retired staff was not denied the benefit. Also, the BJP MLA said there was a delay in disbursing the monthly assistance scheme (pension scheme) for the aged handloom weavers.

The weavers have not been paid the assistance for the last four months, he said, demanding expeditious payment of the pension.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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