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BJP condemns Pondy govt for denying benefits to retd staff

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

Puducherry unit of the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) today flayed the government here for allegedly failing to implement the enhanced medical allowance for its retired staff.

In a press release, V Saminathan, MLA, said the Centre had directed the to provide the augmented allowance to the employees, who retired before 2016, as per the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission.

"The government is delaying the implementation and using a flimsy reason that there were no sufficient funds", he said, while urging the V Narayanasamy to ensure that the retired staff were not denied the benefit.

Also, the BJP MLA said there was delay in disbursing the monthly assistance scheme (pension scheme) for the aged handloom weavers. The weavers have not been paid the assistance for the last four months, he said, demanding expeditious payment of the pension.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 19:50 IST