Retired employees of Mumbai State Transport Corporation (ST) have not yet received leave and pay increment difference. The Mumbai Congress has taken the initiative to provide these financial benefits to these employees. For this, a letter has been given to the Deputy Chief Minister on this issue.

As many as 7,500 ST employees and officers who retired from June 2018 have not received post-retirement financial benefits. Retired employees are in arrears of about Rs 200 crore and many employees have been visiting the ST Corporation’s divisional office for the last three years to get their dues. But he has not received any relief from the corporation.

The Shiv Mahamandal has been with the Shiv Sena during both the Yuti and Mahavikas Aghadi governments. Currently, the Chief Minister also belongs to Shiv Sena. At the same time, ST employees are facing financial inconvenience. Mumbai Congress president Bhai Jagtap has sent a letter to the deputy chief minister asking the ST workers to get the dues and financial provision should be made to resolve the issue immediately, the letter said.

Retired ST employees have been scouring the divisional office for the last four years to get the money. However, the corporation has not yet paid the retired workers. More than 71 retired workers have also died during the Corona period.

Jagtap also demanded that the state government provide funds to all retired workers and officers to get their pension money with interest.

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