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Two Classes of Pensioners

The government has done great disservice to the voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) pensioners (called PMR, or premature retirees, in the armed forces, they are those who have completed 20 years of service in the case of officers and 15 years in the case of jawans) by excluding them from the benefi


This letter is in response to the article by Meeta Rajivlochan, “Improving Healthcare Services at Reduced Prices” (EPW, 3 January 2015). I am not sure if laying down standards of healthcare is practical and implementable and whether any example of the same exists in other countries.

Security Guards and Wages

The special article “Migration and Precariousness: Two Sides of the Contract Labour Coin” (EPW, 6 September 2014) has covered the subject of security guards in depth.

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