Shocking: Ex-govt official paid pension after suicide threat in MP

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Madhya Pradesh
New Delhi, Oct 25: In a desparate attempt to get his pension, 68-year old suspended government official in Madhya Pradesh urged Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to pay his pension or allow him to kill himself.

A video message was also uploaded by him on Youtube.

Posted at the Rural Development Agency in Seoni district, Iqbal Ahmad Sayid was suspended from his duties in 1989 on allegations that he paid an extra amount of Rs 1,100 for the purchase of lime.

The case against him finally culminated in his acquittal in 2011. However, he did not receive his pension even after that. In the middle, he survived by giving tuitions to students and could not provide proper education to his three sones.

While one of them works at a BPO in New Delhi, the rest two are unemployed. When he did not get his pension, his son Tweeted Chouhan, following which the government ordered that he should receive his pension by June 3, but it never came.

A frustrated Mr Sayid said,"I am frustrated. There was never enough money. My wife is constantly ill and my sons are unqualified for decent jobs. I am helpless. That's why I seek permission to die."

On contacting the Seoni Collector Bharat Yadav, he said,"after the Public Service Commission cleared Mr. Sayid's pension order, the file went to the District Panchayat and there on to Joint Director (Finance) in Jabalpur. "It has been stuck there since. We are sending a man there tomorrow [on Saturday] to expedite this on humanitarian grounds. In a week's time, he will receive his dues as per Sixth Pay Commission guidelines."

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