Haryana Govt pensioners demands Rs 500 health allowance

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Hisar, Jul 16 (UNI) The pensioners of Haryana government, demanding health allowance of Rs 500 per month, today staged demonstration at local secretariate.

Condemning the Haryana Government for callous attitude towards the problems of old pensioners, their leader M L Sehgal said, "The old age requires denture, spectacles and treatment of various diseases. These things are too costly for us to afford. With the meagre pension it is now difficult to sustain." The pensioners demanded that the state government should supply these things or pay atleast Rs 500 as health allowance.

80-year-old Sardar Mangal Singh Dilawari said, the Punjab government, Himachal Pradesh Government and Chandigarh are paying five percent extra pension to the persons attaining the age of 65 and ten percent extra to the pensioners above the age of 75. We have sent a memorandum to the Haryana chief minister to follow the pattern of Punjab government in this regard." "In the youthful days we had been struggling for our rights and now we have come out of the houses for our survival," he said.

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