Retired employees fight for pensions in Andhra Pradesh. Many Collectorates across the state have raised concerns that they are facing various problems for the past three years because they are not knowing when the pension will come on the same date. “Pensions are not alms.. they are our right,” he said. Retired employees complained that they can live even if they don’t have four legs if they are white, but if they don’t take medicine on time, they won’t survive.
Retired employees are expressing their grief that they are tired of the hectic life during their service. It is unfortunate that they have to fight for pensions even after retirement. As the government did not pay the pensions even on the 10th, the employees of NTR district handed over a petition to the collector of Delhi Rao in the response program. It is alleged that pensions have not been received properly for three years. Is this the gift given by the government for serving the people for 60 years? He asked.
Retired employees of Bapatla district expressed their impatience that they are facing severe difficulties as they have to wait for their pensions every month. He protested at the Collectorate in protest against the attitude of the government. He expressed concern that he could not afford medicines and was suffering from health problems. Also, they demanded immediate release of the arrears due from the government for the last three years.
Retired employees of Ongole complained that their pension is the basis for family maintenance and medical expenses. They said that the people born in their wombs are not taken care of, they do not get their pension on time… they are suffering. Retired employees staged a dharna at the Bobbili Tehsildar’s office of Vizianagaram district demanding that pensions be given on the same day. He expressed his concern that the government, which is releasing funds in the name of welfare, is looking down on the retired employees.