Dec 18, 2016

‘Ministry of Railways always accords top priority for its pensioners’

The Railways has redressed 99 per cent of the grievances of the pensioners across the country, said Hari Shankar Verma, Divisional Railway Manager.

The Ministry of Railways always accorded top priority for its pensioners and redressed their grievances then and there, Mr. Verma said while speaking at the inaugural of the ‘pension adalat’ (pensioners grievances day meeting) of the Salem Railway Division held at the DRM’s office in the city on Thursday.
A total of 138 petitions were received from 100 railway pensioners and other beneficiaries at the adalat.

The members of the Standing committee of Voluntary Agencies, an organisation recognised by the Government of India, were present at the adalat to assist the pensioners / beneficiaries. A total of 118 petitions were disposed of in favour of the applicants and an amount to the tune of Rs. 26.35 lakh was released in favour of them. This is the highest settlement amount made during such pension adalats held in Salem Railway Division since its inception, an official press release of Salem Railway Division issued here said.

Sixteen petitions were not accepted as they were in contravention to the extant rules. Further, the remainingt four petitions were kept pending for want of sufficient documents, the release added. Chandrapal, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, P. Kamban, Senior Division Financial Manager, S. Thirumurugan, Divisional Personnel Officer, were present on the occasion.
Source - The Hindu

 

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