Ferozepur February 7, 2019: The Contributory Provident Fund - CPF employees under the banner of the CPF Employees Union staged a protest in front of the Congress Bhawan, Ferozepur, by burning in effigy of the Punjab government.
Earlier also, during October 2018, the protest was a part of the state-level protest whereby hundreds of CPF employees sat on a 24-hour hunger strike outside the residence of all 13 MPs from Punjab.
They were demanding the revival of General Provident Fund (GPF) under the old pension scheme for employees who were recruited after January 1, 2004.
CPF Employees Union District Ferozepur President Jagroop Singh Dhillon, Gagandeep General Secretary, Manohar Lal, District President, PSMSU and others from various departments today addressing the protesters demanded the revival of the old pension scheme.
Giving a warning to the Punjab Government, the Union leaders said the Congress government had promised during the elections that it would revive the scheme on a priority basis if it came to power. However, to date, no action had been taken by the state government in this regard.
Jagroop Singh Dhillon, President said the employees will put up a permanent ‘morcha’ at Bathinda on February 22 to be participated by the employees from all over the state.