All India Association of Coal Executives (AIACE) & All India Coal Pensioners’ Association (AICPA)
Press Release, dt. 3-6-2022
A meeting of All India Association of Coal Executives (AIACE) and All India Coal Pensioners’ Association (AICPA) of Varanasi Branch was held on 3/6/2022 at Hotel Janhavee International, Cantt., Varanasi.
Sri Motilal Gandhi, presided over and Sri S. N. Singh welcomed all the members . P K Singh Rathor, Convenor, AIACE/AICPA was the Chief Guest on this occasion.
Sri Rathor said that, Pension of about 5.6 lakh coal industry retired employees (executives and non-executives) under Coal Mines Pension Scheme 1998 (CMPS-1998) has never been revised since its inception, 24 years ago. It had a provision of review and revision every three years which was never done by CMPFO. He further said for revision of the pension, association members have so far met 76 MPs of different parties and handed over them the memorandums in this regard.
He demanded SAME GRADE SAME PENSION similar to OROP for coal retirees.
He told that after meeting MPs, the members will meet Presidents of different political parties and then to all chief ministers of states where coal mining is continuing.
He further told that coal retirees and serving employees will start dharna at Jantar-Mantar, New Delhi from 25th July 22 for realisation of the demand. All members present in the meeting committed to participate in dharna as per the decision of All India Coal Pensioners Association (AICPA) and All India Association of Coal Executives (AIACE).
The meeting ended with vote of thanks to chair.