Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Thursday, wrote to Centre for revision of EPF Pension.
In the letter addressed to Union Minister Santosh Gangwar, the CM said that in 2013, a recommendation for enhancement of EPS-95 pensioners was made. But it is pending at the Government of India level for consideration.
There are about 1.62lakh beneficiaries in Odisha eligible for EPF pension.
“The grievance of these pensioners deserve consideration at your end as they had contributed to nation building at prime age. And now they should be protected by the state with reasonable financial and social security. This can be ensured by re-casting their pension structure for which they have been pursuing at every level,” the letter read.