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EPF Pension scheme

Sir, - The Government promulgated an ordinance on November 15, 1995, called the EPF Pension Scheme, to accord pensionary benefits to employees in the organised sector and in due course this was made an Act. But this drew flak from the employees and about 140 writ petitions were filed in various High Courts against it. Later, all these were transferred to the Supreme Court for the benefit of uniform application and so far judgment has not come forth. All those who retired thereafter are awaiting the judgment; employers also could not plan their next step. We are left to eagerly watch this case - whether as for commoners this case will also join the queue or get track-shifted to a fast lane.

V.N. Krishnamurthy,

Chennai

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