A National convention of EPF Pensioners is being held at Delhi at Garwal Bhawan, today and
tomorrow. More than 800 pensioners are participating. The Convention is being presided by Shri
Jacob and S/Shri M.N.Reddy, Dharma Raj, Unni Kutty and other leaders are in the dais.

I was invited and attended the Convention. In my address to the Convention I pointed out that the
government should ensure social security for the EPF pensioners. As demanded by the Central trade
Unions, at least a minimum pension of Rs. 1,000 should be ensured for the EPF Pensioners. I also
pointed out that it is the responsibility of the workers and their unions to focus the demand of the
pensioners also. On behalf of the NCCPA, AIBDPA and BSNLEU, I conveyed our Greetings and Best
Wishes to the Convention.

It is a welcome thing that the Pensioners in various sections are organising and strengthening to
fight for their cause.