Letter to the Prime Minister (HMT Non Pensioners issue)

Dear Shri. Modiji,

I write this to draw your kind attention once again to a long pending grievance of 1058 retired employees of Hindustan Machine Tools, Kerala Unit at Kalamassery regarding their pension. My earlier letters on the same subject dated 07/02/2017 and 12/09/2017 are enclosed for ready reference.

The members of the HMT Non Pensioners’ Association joined the company in 1963 and served for a long time and have been demanding pension scheme other than EPF Pension Scheme, similar to other Central Government Institutions like Port Trust, BHEL that have the Pension Scheme.
The workers who served the company for a very long time and contributed to its growth certainly deserve a social security protection after their retirement. Even if a separate Pension Scheme is not possible for them, I would request that these 1058 employees who have retired may be brought under EPF with retrospective effect so that there would be the option for them to join the scheme and benefit them with at least some social security assistance per month.

I therefore request your kind intervention for providing social security protection to those 1058 retired employees of Hindustan Machine Tools Ltd, by bringing them retrospectively under the EPF.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,

PINARAYI VIJAYAN

Shri. NARENDRA MODI
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
152, South Block,
Raisina Hill, New Delhi-110011.