Irked by non-provision of pensionary benefits to the HP corporate sector as per rules, the HP Corporate Sector Workers Co-ordination Committee has threatened to hold agitation.

Addressing media persons on Monday, committee coordinator Govind Chatranta, blaming both the previous BJP and incumbent Congress governments of neglect, has threatened to expose nexus between political parties which is acting as a deterrent to the concept of social welfare state.

“It is not humanly possible to maintain family within this meagre amount of pension of Rs 594.00 to Rs 1,500.00. If they get pension as per 1999 scheme at par to the employees retired from Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) service up to December 2, 2004, they will get some respectable amount of pension for their survival at this old age when they are helpless to do any work. Moreover, some of the retirees are forced to work under the MNREGA scheme,” he rued.

He said, “The Coordination Committee has resolved to fight by launching an agitation against indifferent and autocratic attitude of both major political parties who are at the helm of affairs in the past and present government.”