EPFO Pension: If you are also employed and your EPF (EPF) is deducted from your salary, then this news will make you happy.
There has been a demand for a long time to increase the minimum monthly pension received by the salaried class under EPS. Now the new update regarding this is that the ‘EPS-95 Rashtriya Sangharsh Samiti’ has given 15 days’ notice to the Labor Ministry to increase the minimum monthly pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 7,500.
In the notice given by the warning
committee of the countrywide movement, it has been said that if the demand is not fulfilled, a countrywide movement will be done. Employees Pension Scheme-1995 i.e. EPS-95 is operated by the retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO). Under this, more than six crore shareholders and 75 lakh pensioners are beneficiaries.
Medical facilities of pensioners are also limited
In a letter written to Union Labor Minister Bhupendra Yadav, the Sangharsh Samiti has said that the pension amount of EPS-95 pensioners is very less. Apart from this, medical facilities are also limited. Due to this the death rate of pensioners is increasing. It was also said in the letter that if the increase in this pension amount is not announced within 15 days, then a nationwide agitation will be done. Under this, warnings have been given to stop rail and road transport and take steps like mass fast unto death.
The committee has demanded an increase in the minimum pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 7,500 with dearness allowance announced at regular intervals. Along with this, the committee has also demanded payment of pension on actual salary as per the decisions of the Supreme Court on October 4, 2016 and November 4, 2022.