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NSGEWA takes another dig at govt
Published on 24 Jan. 2011 1:01 AM IST
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Nagaland Senior Government Employees Welfare Association (NSGEWA) on Sunday stated that the pitiable conditions of its members were either due to government's indifferent attitude and punitive action against them due to callousness and "red tapism" in processing the pension papers of the retirees. NSGEWA press secretary Medoselhou, in a statement, reminded that it was is now going to be 15 months since many members of the association were "forced to retire" under the NRFBE 2nd Amendment Act 2009, however, their pension benefits were not submitted as yet.
"When enquired about the delay, it is learned that government has not sanctioned any specific provision to AG Office for payment of pension for those of who have retired under the new service rules 2009," Medoselhou said.
Quoting chief minister Neiphiu Rio "despite the constraints, the state government has decided to release the bonus of one month for implementation of the 6th R.O.P. within November for those who were affected by the new service rules of 35 yrs of length of service or 60 yrs which ever was earlier," association said its members had no thought that such a commitment given by no other than the chief minister would turn to be an "empty promise".
Pointing that the actual notification in this regard issued by the finance department vide its notification No.FIN/ROP/VI-PC/1/2008 dated 30-11-2010 appeared to be quite contrary to the chief minister's statement, NSGEWA alleged that it was a "betrayal to the CM as well as the retirees whose service have been affected by the new service rules as claimed by the CM."
Association wondered whether such was the handiwork of the finance department to tarnish the image of the chief minister or was it the real intention of the government to "once more bluff the retirees"?
The NSGEWA called upon all Naga citizens to envisage the plight of its members, alleging that their livelihood had been snatched away by introducing a new service rule, adding, the government was deliberately delaying their dues such as pension money, GPF final withdrawal, earned leave encashment etc. for more than 14 months.
"This is the malicious intention of the present DAN government against a Naga generation, the NSGEWA members," the statement said, and appealed to all concerned not to do any more injustice against the NSGEWA members.

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