Hyderabad: More than 10,000 state government employees would hold a protest rally ‘Ayutha Dharma Deeksha’ in Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s home constituency Gajwel on January 7 to press their demand for abolition of contributory pension scheme.
About 1.26 lakh CPS employees from all the 31 districts joined hands to launch united fight against CPS and formed the TS CPS Employees Union on December 2 and vowed to intensify their agitation.
“The deeksha has been planned in the CM’s home constituency to bring the gravity of the issue to his notice. Unless the CM takes note of the seriousness, CPS will not go,” said union president G. Sthitaprajna.
Employees contended that abolition of CPS could be done as per the volition of the State Government and the Centre had no role.
They said that leaders of the certain associations like TNGOs claimed the matter came under Central control. This was false, Mr Sthitaprajna said. Information provided by the Centre under RTI Act said the issue pertained to the state government.
In many states and at the Centre, ‘death-cum-retirement gratuity’ was implemented way back but the file relating to this had been lying at the CM's Office for nearly a year.