The employees performed Palabhishekam to the portraits of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh at the Dharna Chowk in Vijayawada on Sunday. DC Image/C. Narayana Rao
VIJAYAWADA: The Contributory Pension Scheme employees gave an ultimatum to the government, threatening to intensify their agitations and hold a Millennium March with participation of 4 lakh employees here on September 1.
They warned of a befitting lesson to the YSRC in 2024, saying its members have 4 lakh votes. They blamed the YSRC for its failure vis-a-vis cancellation of contributory pension scheme (CPS) and restoration of the Old Pension Scheme.
The CPS employees, who have been protesting for some time, staged a protest at Dharna Chowk in Vijayawada on Sunday. They displayed banners and placards against the government for not cancelling the CPS. The employees performed Palabhishekam to the portraits of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Chattisgarh CM Bhupesh at the dharna chowk. The two states had brought back the old pension scheme by doing away with the CPS.
The Andhra Pradesh Contributory Pension Scheme Employees Union (APCPS EA) and the Andhra Pradesh Contributory Pension Scheme Udyoga Sangam (APCPS US) said they would fight together against the government to achieve their demands.
APCPS EA state president Appalaraju and APCPS US president Mariya Das alleged that chief minister Jagan has deceived the CPS employees across the state. Das said the new proposal on GPS was not acceptable.
APNGOs association Krishna district president Vidya Sagar said the employees would not accept the CPS. APCPSEA state general secretary Parthasarathy alleged gross injustice is meted out to the government employees on the CPS.