New Delhi: Railway unions organised a protest march to Parliament on Tuesday , demanding the withdrawal of the National Pension System (NPS). In this order many unions of the world have joined hands with All India Railwaymen’s Federation. Representatives of railway unions of seven countries Also participated in the Protest including representatives of the Argentine Railway and the London Tube.
Social security to retired government employees was achieved after a prolonged struggle, it was virtually withdrawn with the introduction of the NPS from January 2004, Said AIRF General Secretary Addressing the Protesters.
AIRF General Secretary Shivgopal Mishra
Speaking to Ten News Said, “Under the NPS, the defined minimum pension or family pension is no more guaranteed for those employees who came in government service on or after 2004, although they are regularly contributing 10 per cent of their wages every month towards this scheme.”