Plea to raise monthly pension

The forum`s AGM passed a resolution on Saturday demanding the increase in pension to eminent journalists in distress to Rs 5000.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 21:30 PM IST

Kochi: The Senior Journalists Forum-Kerala
has urged the Kerala government to raise the monthly pension
under the contributory scheme to Rs 10,000.

The forum`s AGM here passed a resolution on Saturday
demanding the increase in pension to eminent journalists as
the journalists in distress to Rs 5000, a press release said
on Tuesday. The widows of the Distressed Journalists are now
getting a mere Rs 500, it said. This should be increased to Rs
2500.

The forum urged the Union Government to fix the minimum EPF
pension amount at Rs 5000 and allow free rail travel for the
senior journalists.

Forum Vice President, PA Alexander, presided over the
meeting and Patron KM Roy and General Secretary, KS
Mohiyudheen spoke.

KM Roy has been re-elected as the Patron of the forum.
Other office bearers are: PA Alexander (President), A
Madhavan (General Secretary), Vargehse Koyppillil and MT
Udaykumar (Vice Presidents) and KP Kunhimoosa (Secretary).

PTI