Pensioners to stage protest on Apr 23

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 17: All J&K State Pensioners Association held a meeting under the chairmanship of Madan Lal Abrol, Association General Secretary and discussed the problems being faced by senior citizens.
Speaking in the meeting Pensioners said that seventh pay commission arrears have not been yet released to them by the authorities concerned and thousands of forms regarding this are lying with the AG office.
They stressed upon the Governor, Satya Pal Malik to send these forms from AG office to Treasury Officer for sanctioning of pensions.
Pensioners also demanded hike in Medical Allowance from Rs. 300 per month to Rs. 3000.
The Association has decided to stage a protest demonstration on April 23 at 11:00 AM at Central Mahajan Hall Jammu.
Des Raj Sharma, Yash Paul Sanson, Jagdish Dogra, Ram Dass Bhagat, Bhushan Pargal, Harbans Singh, Mohd Shafi, Puran Chand Khajuria and others were present in the meeting.