Government employees held rally demanding old pension scheme

Report of Mazdoor Ekta Committee correspondent

‘Pension Shankhnad Rally’ was organized at Ramlila Maidan, Delhi on October 1, 2023. More than 1.5 lakh employees participated in this rally. This rally was organized by the National Movement for Old Pension Scheme. Workers from various sectors like railways, post, defence, education, banks, insurance etc. participated in this rally. They strongly raised their demand to cancel the new pension scheme and implement the old pension scheme.

The entire Ramlila ground was filled with workers who had come from all over the country. They were holding placards with slogans written – ‘Restore the old pension scheme!’, ‘Down with privatization!’, ‘Neither more, nor less, we want the old pension!’, ‘Long live labor unity!’, ‘ Same mission, old pension!’, ‘NPS, Go back!’ etc.

Addressing the rally, leaders of various organizations unanimously demanded abolition of the new pension scheme and implementation of the old pension scheme. It was announced from the stage that the movement would be intensified demanding restoration of the old pension scheme.

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