Police pensioners want justice

Alleging discrimination in respect of pay grades, the pensioners of Police force of the state protested in the city seeking removal of anomalies in their pay grades. Since the seniors rarely resort to this extreme step of protest, we have learnt that their other conventional methods of raising the issue many a time with higher authorities followed by representations proved of no avail.
The issue whether there existed an anomaly or not even, has not been confirmed by the concerned authorities while the Non-Gazetted Police Pensioners Forum has presented its case and even submitted clarifications as demanded by the authorities. The Forum alleges discrimination in respect of non payment of special allowance for election duties while employees other than from the Police Department deputed for such duties along with them were paid the said allowance. The protesting pensioners lamented that excepting false assurances, they have seen no positive response from the Government. It would augur well for the concerned authorities to look into their problems and sort out the issues on merit.