BSF holds pension adalat in Bengal

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Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Aimed at speedy redress of grievances of pensioners and family pensioners of the pre-2006 period, the BSF is holding a two-day “pension adalat” from Thursday.

Nearly 300 retirees from eastern and north-eastern states participated in the pension adalat held at the Border Security Force camp in Madhyamgram in North 24-Parganas district.

These retirees from states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura and Nagaland submitted their documents for revision of their pensions/family pensions.

After the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission report, around 85,000 pension cases of the pre-2006 era needed to be revised. Of these, 70,000 cases have already been revised in the 11 pension adalats held so far since April 2013.

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BSF Inspector General and Principal Staff Officer P. Raju, who inaugurated the proceedings, said: “All the pending issues related to pensions will be addressed expeditiously and suitable steps taken to ensure their problems are sorted out.”



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