Source: News Bharati English05 Aug 2016 08:10:02

New Delhi, August 5: A delegation of employees of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), led by Members of Parliament, C.P. Joshi and Om Birla which functions under the auspices of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, called on Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh on Thursday.  The delegation sought Singh’s intervention for rationalizing the pension benefits available to them.The delegation sought Singh’s intervention for rationalizing the pension benefits available to them. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the issue will be viewed with possible coordination between the NPCIL and Department of Personnel and Training.

In a memorandum submitted to the Minister by Nirmal Kumar Jain, General Secretary, Rajasthan Atomic Power Labour Union and other members of delegation, it was stated that though the NPCIL was established in 1987 and currently has over 11,583 employees working under it, yet many of the benefits available to employees in other departments of the Government and other Public Sector Units (PSUs) are not available to them.

In this regard, they particularly referred to the absence of any proper pension scheme for them. It recalled that as a follow-up to their repeated representations, a Pension Committee was constituted in 2004 but till date, no definite outcome is visible.

In this regard, they particularly referred to the absence of any proper pension scheme for them. It recalled that as a follow-up to their repeated representations, a Pension Committee was constituted in 2004 but till date, no definite outcome is visible.

The memorandum demanded that the National Pension Scheme (NPS) introduced by DoPT is quite useful and this scheme should be made available to employees of NPCIL as well. They stressed that NPS Corporate Sector model will not only ensure social security for the NPCIL officials, but will also motivate them to perform better.