Khatkar claims that the New Pension Scheme is difficult for the employees. It does not guarantee the amount for the pensioner. The share market is so uncertain – how does a pensioner manage with such a small pension?’
Meanwhile, a lawyer approached the Bombay High Court against an indefinite strike by state government employees.
The matter was mentioned before the bench of Acting Chief Justice S.V. Gangapurwala and Sandeep Marne by advocate Gunrathan Sadawarthe in a 2014 PIL. The bench agreed to hear the matter on Friday this week.
Sadawarte said, “We do not know whether the demands are illegitimate or not. The government has formed a commission and the employees should allow the report to come out. The strike is illegal and against the Maharashtra Maintenance of Essential Services Act, 2023 (MESMA). Due to an indefinite strike, mid-day meals are not reaching children and patients are suffering. This is my claim.”
The application sought directions for immediate withdrawal of the strike and action against the striking government employees. Sadavarte also asked for a list of unions and striking employees, as well as a list of those affected by the strike, including patients.