Navodaya employees demand pension scheme
Employees of Navodaya are not covered under the New Pension Scheme which was introduced in 2004, a release stated.
A memorandum has been submitted to the state member of parliaments, demanding that they raise the issues concerning implementation of 1972 Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension Scheme for the Navodaya Vidyalaya employees at the Parliament, Navodaya Vidyalaya Employees Welfare Association stated on Friday.
Navodaya Vidyalaya was established in all states of the country during the Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi in 1986, a release stated. However, the employees are still denied the pensions schemes which are already implemented in other departments under the Centre, it added.
The release stated that there are about 23,000 employees of Navodaya in the country, and around 7000 employees who have retired from their work did not receive any kinds of pension scheme.
Other institutions of the Education Ministry such as Kendra Vidyalaya, NIOS, Central Tibetan School which are established along with Navodaya had already implemented the CCS, it stated. Employees of Navodaya are not covered under the New Pension Scheme which was introduced in 2004, it added.
It stated that Navodaya employees who have spent most of their lives in residential schools have to retire without any pension schemes, and the employees also played their part in producing toppers in the CBSE examinations.