The members of All India Coal pensioners Association (AICPA), Andhra Pradesh led by Shri R C V Raju, Retd DGM(Personnel), Singreni Collieries called on Smt Daggupati Purandeswari , President, Bharatiya Janta Party, Andhra Pradesh State on 21st September, 2023.
Shri Raju handed over her a representation on behalf of central body of AICPA for revision of CMPS1998 with a request to take up the matter to PMO.
Shri P K Singh Rathor, Convenor, AICPA, told that following demands need immediate redressal at the earliest possible time:
(i) Speedy implementation on suggestions contained in 12″ Report of Public Accounts Committee for Restructuring of Coal Mines Pension Scheme (Presented in Parliament on 18th March, 2020)
(ii) Incorporate Dearness Relief (DR) component as a part of pension to ensure equitable pension irrespective of retirement date
(iii) Hasten the process of amendment in act as proposed by BoT, CMPFO, for enhancing collection of welfare cess from present Rs 10 per tonne to Rs 20 per tonne which is pending since last 2 years. An ideal approach will be to link this welfare cess as some % of selling price of coal which will erase the frequent recommendation/approval of authorities
(iv) Abide by the provisions enacted in CMPS-1998 to review and revise pension every 3 years
(v) Ensure Minimum Pension to the pensioner in line with government policy