Ujjain : Postal workers have demanded increase in minimum wages from the government and said the partiality in between employees and pensioners must be ended.

The delegates from the across the country demanded the same in the All India Conference of Postal Group D workers, at Premchhaya Parisar here on Monday.

The session unanimously pressed for increasing the minimum salary to Rs 26,000 from 18,000. They said the 7th pay commission has decided to abolish 52 different types of allowances, but they must be resumed.

The differences in pension schemes after 2004 has brought vast gaps in between pensioner, retired from similar posts, which should be ended.

Their other demands included assimilation of half salary for rural postmen, high quality kits, and re fixation of postman cadre according to the need. General Secretary R Sitalaxmi said the 10 percent of salary being deducted in the new pension scheme is good, but the fund cannot be used in time of need. So the rule needs to be changed according to recommendations of 7th pay commission, he added. Ishwer Dabas, P Panduranga Raav, Manoharlal Sen, SK Humayu, Rajendra Yadav, Devilal Shaitur, CL Saravat, RK Jain and RK Burde were present.

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