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National Movement For Old Pension Scheme: The Tale of Government Pensioners

The government and its employees have divergent views on how the latter should be compensated post-retirement. An organisation of government employees campaigned for the old pension scheme this year and won victories in opposition-ruled states

Manjit Singh Patel, an office-bearer of the National Movement for Old Pension Scheme at a public meeting

On January 1, 2004, when the Centre scrapped the old pension scheme and introduced its amended version, terming it a pro-employee move, it hardly faced resistance from any quarter. All the states, except West Bengal, followed the Centre’s decision and implemented the new pension scheme. Today, things are different.