Policemen on stir in Jharkhand demanding old pension scheme

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Ranchi: Nearly 70,000 policemen in Jharkhand are on a stir demanding inter alia, salary of 13 months in a year, from Tuesday, reports said.

Jharkhand Police Association President Yogendra Singh said: “From Tuesday, we have started our phase-wise agitation and will work by wearing black ribbon with the dress. If the state government does not consider our demand, we will sit on fast from February 20.”

According to reports, the three police organizations, Jharkhand Police Association (JPA), Jharkhand Policemen’s Association and Fourth Grade Police Association, simultaneously launched the agitation on Tuesday.

The seven-point charter of demands includes 13 months’ salary in a year, implementation of the old pension scheme and relaxation in upper age limit in job provided on compensation ground.

Their demands also included 25 per cent of the compensation amount to parents of the killed policemen and medical facilities like those provided to senior officials.

The police associations launched their agitation after their meeting with the state home department was deadlocked on Monday.

The state government has, however, agreed on some demands, including payment of 13 months’ salaries in a year.

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