Retired PCCC employees waiting for release of outstanding dues
Islamabad (Monday, February 11, 2013) – Scores of retired employees of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee (PCCC) are anxiously waiting for the release of their dues despite the passage of three years, sources told Business Recorder. Official at the PCCC referring to the Staff Service Rules of PCCC said that the arrears of employees should be paid within couple of months of their retirement.
According to the document available with Business Recorder, as many 45 pensioners have been deprived of their Commutation Arrears for the last three years despite the fact cases of 31 employees had been approved by the authorities concerned.
The retired employees who had been running from pillar to post for getting their dues include Rashid Hassan Farani son of Dr U M Saleem Farani from Lahore station, Gulzar Ahmed son of Rahim Bux, Bahwalpur, Mohammad Iqbal son of Ghulam Nabi, Sahiwal, Wasso wife of Muhammad Ashiq, Multan, Mst. Gulaan wife of Muhammad Juman, Sakrand, Mst. Suriya Begum wife of Javeed, Karachi, Inayat Ali son of Sadiq Masih, Multan, Muhammad Sharif Ghoto, Ghotki, Mohammad Sadiq, Multan, Faiz Muhammad Keeriom, Sakrand, Kamal-ud-Din, Multan, Chaudhry Rehmat Ali, Multan, Abdul Hameed Soomro, Sakrand, Mohammad Saleem, Multan, Muhammad Yaqub, Multan, Arshad Jameel Malik, Multan and others.
Sources said that some eighteen employees had also applied for their GP-Fund and CP in 2009 but were without their due benefits due to sluggish attitude of the authorities concerned.
Sources said that PCCC had created a surplus pool of Rs 120 million to pay salaries to its employees on time. According to Ghulam Mohiuddin, Leader of Joint Action Committee PCCC, salaries and pensions were being delayed since a surplus pool of Rs 120 million had been created.
“After the creation of the so called “Pool”, salaries and pensions are being delayed. Increase of 20 percent in salaries and pensions is not being implemented. This is against the GoP orders and also against the direction of Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding pays and pensions,” he added.
He said PCCC’s income from Cotton Cess for Financial Year 2013 should be Rs 600 million (13 million bales production x Rs 50/ Cess per bale). The VP PCCC should make sure that this amount (Rs 500 million) does not end up in wrong places and, ensure that salaries and pensions are paid on time, he urged.