The full form of NOTA is None of the above.
Many Eps 95 Pensioners are tending towards NOTA.
In every state, there are lacks of Eps 95 Pensioners. All together in India, there are about 67 Lacks Eps 95 Pensioners.
Why the Eps 95 Pensioners are towards NOTA:
For decades together, the Governments are not taking any responsibility to attend the even genuine financial problems.
In the Pensioners groups, there are different types.
a) Pensioners with Higher pension
b) Pensioners with Lower pension
c) Pensioners with Pension below Rs.1000
d) Pensioners with Pension > Rs. 1000 and below Rs.2000
c) Pensioners with Pension > Rs. 2000 and below Rs.3000
Our sincere request to the Prime Minister of India, to take up immediate financial assistance to the people who are getting pensions around Rs. 500 and also Rs. 1000 to Rs.3000. Their Minimum Pension has to be hiked immediately. What is the fun of calling him a pensioner if he is getting such a low amount as a pension?
Immediate step by the Central Government:
Increase Minimum Pension immediately to the reasonable extent which can be afforded by the Government.
The Government can even accumulate funds from the present active EPFO members by hiking the sealing cap of contributions.
The Government can treat this problem as a Welfare scheme for the old persons who have contributed to the Nation’s improvement.
To reduce the burden on the Government, it may implement the reasonable hike of Minimum Pension to the old people who have crossed certain age like > 65 or > 70 years. There are very few people only in the category of that age.
The Central Government has to instruct the EPFO authorities or appoint one agency to find out the statistics of the old age Eps 95 Pensioners.
In the Survey, they can get the information
aged Eps 95 Pensioners >65
Eps 95 Pensioners >70
Eps 95 Pensioners >75
A very lesser percentage of people will be available alive, Many aged people passed away and passing away during this pandemic.
The worst-case figure in item (c) above, Believe me, there are people, who are getting even around Rs. 500. Further, many of these people not even getting the State Government Old age Pension in some States due to the name assigned to them as Eps 95 Pensioners.
Will NOTA gets the recognition of Eps 95 Pensioners?:
It is the thousand dollars question of whether the NOTA will come to the rescue of Eps 95 Pensioners or not.
Many people have many opinions. Opinion Eps 95 Pensioners differ from North to South State to State. Who will bring all of them to under one umbrella.? Who will tie the bell to the cat?
Will all Eps 95 Pensioners Leaders accept and implement NOTA
In spite of the huge propaganda on NOTA, will the Eps 95 Pensioners committed to NOTA during polling times? Will the trains run in the hearts of the contestant leaders.?
United Effort among Eps 95 Pensioners:
Till now, there is no united effort among the pensioners. The only example is this. There is a relay hunger strike in Buldhana for so many days. Will this agitation from one place, can influence the rulers.?
Why not such relay hunger strikes took up in the entire country at least in the District Head Quarters.?
Anyhow the Unity and United effort coupled with a few financial subscriptions from the Eps 95 Pensioners may give the strength to the leaders to influence the rulers and fetch the results to some extent and the point of NOTA is left for your comments at the comment section hereunder.