News Brief | October 2014
Coal India pensioners want more
Former employees of Coal India Ltd have demanded that their pensions be revised, as the current pension scheme was implemented over 15 years ago. Some of the retired employees are drawing as less as Rs. 73 per month, while a former chairman was entitled to only Rs. 2,344 per month, according to Federation of Coal Industry Retired Employees Association.The president of the federation, JN Singh, a former director of CIL subsidiary WCL, said at a press conference in Nagpur that the former employee who was getting a pension of Rs. 73 had in fact requested CIL to stop paying him altogether.