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Collector reviews pension petitions

Staff Reporter

“Do not give hardship to pensioners”

— Photo: N. Rajesh.

COMFORTING MOVE: Collector R. Palaniyandi handing over aid to a woman in Tuticorin on Friday.

Tuticorin: The district administration convened a meeting of pensioners here on Friday to redress their grievances pertaining to various retirement benefits given by the government to them.

Collector R. Palaniyandi reviewed a total of 121 petitions relating to pension on superannuation, compulsory retirement pension, family pension, pension on voluntary retirement and arrears related to pension and sixth pay commission.

Of them, 19 were cases that remained unsettled during the previous grievance day meeting held here on July 3 and the remaining were supplications filed after that meeting.

Among the new petitions (i.e. those filed after July 3 meeting), 37 cases were filed by those who had superannuated from the Department of Education, 10 were submitted by retired revenue staff, 15 by people who had served in the local body administration and remaining by persons who had worked in other departments.

Official sources said that a total of 99 out of the 121 petitions were solved on the spot, while the remaining were directed to the officials concerned for speedy redressal.

The Collector directed the officials concerned to solve the entire pending cases based on its merit without causing any hardship to the pensioners.

R. Rajasekhar, Director of Pension, Das Patel, Superintendent, Directorate of Pension, D. Ganesan, District Treasury Officer, and senior officials of various departments were present.

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