|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 5: Amid slogans in favour of their issues, large number of non-gazetted police pensioners assembled at Exhibition Ground under the banner of Non-Gazetted Police Pensioners Welfare Forum and held a protest against government.
Protesters raised slogans in support of their demands, which included implementation of Court order on SRO-14 benefits, reservation for children of retired cops, free medical treatment and medicines for them, Rs 50,000 from DG Fund for marriage of daughters of retired cops etc.
They were also demanding one-rank one pension on the pattern of army.
The protest was addressed by Ajit Singh, President of the Forum who condemned the Government Order No. 229-F of 2014 of 17th October, 2014 and alleged that government has played a joke with the retired police men.
Ajit lamented that no relief has been provided to the retired police personnel, who were fighting their case since 1996. He demanded release of Rs. 5,93,25,000 in favour of retired ASIs and HCs.
Protesters appealed to the government to act on the issues highlighted and take necessary action for the benefit of retirees who are on the road to get their own rights and due.