KUPWARA,JULY 24/ :  National Movement for  Old Pension Scheme  (NMOPS) Jammu&Kashmir Unit kupwara held a one day conference on the awareness of pension at  kupwara UT Senior Vice President Mr.Rafeeq  Malik  of the organization (NMOPS-JK) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The  conference was organised by  NMOPS J&k Unit Kupwara under the leadership of it's  District President Mr. Iqbal Malik . Hundreds  of  government employees, falling under New Pension Scheme (NPS ) from different  government departments of Kupwara attended the conference. 

It is pertinent to mention that in January 2004 a new privatised  pension scheme (NPS) was introduced by government in center for government employees  and likewise in Jammu and Kashmir it was introduced in January 2010. "However employees are completely unhappy with NPS because  it is totally not at par with OPS in terms of it's benifits", as claimed by NMOPS leaders. 

"The NMOPS  a national level organization of NPS employees under the leadership of its National President Shri Vijay Kumar Bandhu and J&K UT President Sheikh Mohd Ashraf  is running a countrywide campaign for the demand of restoration of Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for the government employees in all states and UTs of the country, because they claim that NPS is full of flaws and not suitable for post-retirement life of an employee", reads the press statement issued by  NMOPS. 

" NMOPS, it is emerging out to be a big employees organization in Jammu and Kashmir just within a year's time, because new faces are coming to join this organization as the organization is working for a legitimate demand of employees", claimed by the leaders of the organization. 

During the conference various leaders  of the organization spoke on the flaws of NPS and benefits of OPS. The leaders claimed that years before government has snatched  right of pension  that was OPS and in return the NPS was a mere eye-wash for employees to silence their voice. Leaders emphasized on strengthening of the organization  to raise the campaign  to a higher level in favour of restoration of OPS. 

According to the figures claimed by NMOPS leaders, most of those employees who are getting retirement under new pension scheme are being paid their pension in pea nuts. Some employees have claimed that their monthly pension under the new scheme of pension is just less than a thousand rupees which is a joke with them and speaks volumes about the flawed new pension scheme. 

Leaders said that pension was the core benefit  of government services for employees which motivated them to join the jobs, because when an employee attains old age, he becomes completely dependent for the expenses on medicines etc. So the pension was there to meet all those expenses, but once the pension benefit has been removed, there is nothing in government job that can attract  the new aspirants. The leaders termed the new pension scheme " just a kind of tension" under the name of pension. 

The leaders in the conference threw light on the flaws of new pension scheme and the benefits of old pension scheme in comparison. They also expressed apprehensions of  worst post retirement life of government employees if OPS was not restored. 

The leaders raised their voice against the New Pension Scheme and appealed the authorities at national level as well as the authorities at UT level to restore old pension scheme. "If it wasn't restored in near future, the organization will gear up its agitation all across the country to mount the pressure on government for the same, claimed the leaders". 

The leaders who spoke on the occasion in addition to  UT Sr.vice President &District President include  Muntazir khalid Provincial secretary ,Sayeed Muneer Provincial executive, Sartaj Ahmed DP Baramullah,, Dr. Karam jeet singh Senior leader NMOPS,Nasir Rashi District executive member,Sheikh Aakash Tehsil President Pattan Basharat Ahmed vice District President kupwara,Shahzad Ahmad; general secretary, Ishfaq Chowdary orginasor,Mohd Amin chief spokes person, Javid Ahmad and others.

Media Wing
District Kupwara

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post