Teachers Demand Revival of Old Pension Scheme in Assam's Bajali

The protesting teachers refrained from attending classes which as a result hampered normal functioning of classes in the educational institution.
Protests for revival of Old Pension Scheme (Representative image)
Protests for revival of Old Pension Scheme (Representative image)

A section of teachers staged protest against the new pension scheme in Assam’s Bajali district on Monday.

According to sources, the teachers of Patacharkuchi Vidyapith HS School protested for two hours to demand restoration of old Pension scheme.

The protesting teachers refrained from attending classes which as a result hampered normal functioning of classes in the educational institution.

As many as 27 teaching and non-teaching staff joined the protest.

The new pension scheme as per the directives of the central committee has stirred protest in many states of the country.

The New Pension Scheme was implemented on April, 2004.

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So far, Rajasthan has decided to bring back the old pension scheme from next fiscal year and Chhattisgarh is expected to follow.

According to the old pension scheme, it provided 50 per cent of the drawn salary as the pension while in new pension scheme, minimum payment to retired employees as pension is Rs. 3,500 including those above 80 getting an additional pension between 20 and 100 per cent of basic pensions.

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