FESCOM to protest on February 7

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 30 January 2019

The Federation of Senior Citizens Organisation of Maharashtra (FESCOM) will conduct a protest march and symbolic fast on February 7 near the Collector’s Office.

Pune: The Federation of Senior Citizens Organisation of Maharashtra (FESCOM) will conduct a protest march and symbolic fast on February 7 near the Collector’s Office. This protest is organised due to the pending demands of senior citizens in the State.

This was announced at a press conference at Patrakar Bhavan on Tuesday. During the press conference, FESCOM President Arun Madhav Rode said, “The total population of senior citizens in Maharashtra is around 1.36 crore and we constitute almost 22 per cent of the total voters in Maharashtra. It is important that their requirement are fulfilled.”

Their demands include setting up a separate committee for senior citizens at the Assembly and one representative from senior citizens. Other demands are that Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana benefits should be given to all senior citizens and not only yellow and orange card holders, a pension of Rs 2,400 should be given to people of Matoshri Vriddhashram, an old age home in every taluka, a separate commisionerate for senior citizens having at least two senior citizens as representatives. They also demand 50 per cent rebate on tickets in MSRTC buses and a helpline at all police stations for security of senior citizens.

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