It is reported that the government has decided to increase the minimum pension to Rs.1,000 for the pensioners under Employees Pension Scheme.This was a demand of the Central Trade Unions. At present many are getting pension less than Rs.500; even some are getting Rs.10 or Rs.20 per month.
It is also reported that the government had decided to increase the eligibility wage ceiling under EPF scheme from Rs. 6,500 to Rs. 15,000/-
We welcome the above decisions which have been the longstanding demands of the trade unions on which many struggles have been organised by the CTUs.