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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 12:02 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 12:02 AM (IST)

Demand to constitute fresh JCC for pensioners

Our Correspondent

Chamba, February 13

Himachal Pradesh Pensioners Welfare Association has urged the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur to reconstitute a fresh joint consultative committee (JCC) for the welfare of state pensioners and convene its meeting as early as possible so that the grievances concerning the pensioners could be resolved.

The association’s state spokesperson PC Oberoi said here today that the tenure of the previous JCC was one year, which had already stood expired.

Oberoi demanded payment of long-pending medical bills of the pensioners suffering from various ailments before March 31.

He also suggested the government to allot sufficient funds to various heads of departments for further allotment to the district heads to clear the liability of long-pending medical claims of the pensioners.

He demanded that the district-level committees under the chairpersonship of DCs might be constituted which should meet once in three months and collect medical bills from various departments.

Accordingly, the DCs should further transfer medical bills to the finance department for allotment of funds.

Mentioning about its 12-point demand charter, Oberoi said their demands included enhancement of fixed medical allowance from Rs 400 to Rs 1,000, timely payment of medical bills and one-month basic pension in every two years for visiting religious shrines on the analogy of other states.

Caption: PC Oberoi, spokesperson, HP Pensioners Welfare Association.


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