BMS demands pension hike; nationwide protest outside the EPFO offices

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BMS demands pension hike; nationwide protest outside the EPFO offices
The BMS also demanded that EPS95 pensioners should be covered under the Union government's Ayushman Bharat scheme as they (pensioners) have low pensions and are unable to get treatment at super-specialty hospitals.

The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) holds a nationwide protest from 20th January outside the offices of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), demanding a hike in EPS95 pension from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 5,000 per month.

According to BMS press release on Monday, “The EPS95 pension is becoming a big issue in the organized sector involving nearly 65 lakh pensioners. During the Covid-19 days also those who have worked lifelong got only a partial amount of minimum pension of Rs. 1,000. This is less than the destitute pension. Hence, the minimum pension under EPS95 should be hiked to Rs. 5,000 per month from existing Rs. 1,000 per month.”

The BMS also demanded that EPS95 pensioners should be covered under the Union government’s Ayushman Bharat scheme as they (pensioners) have low pensions and are unable to get treatment at super-specialty hospitals.

The Centre should formulate a universal pension scheme so that it is 50% of the last drawn salary, it further said.

The BMS highlighted that all the above issues were raised during the pre-Budget consultation meeting held in December last year in the presence of Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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  1. Please, tell us when will EPFO pension raise from meagre ₹1000?
    Already many contributing people died. Is this fair? We cannot afford food and medicine. We worked at ₹60000 p.m. salary and suddenly getting ₹ 3000 is something disproportional. What Supreme Court is doing with this case? Still dragging and remains people want to die?

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