Members of the Tirupur District Retired Police personnel Welfare Association, staged a demonstration near Corporation office here on Monday seeking redress of their grievances.

K. Shanmugam, district president of the Association, said that all directly recruited Grade-I police constables in 1972 and 1974, the only time such recruitment was made, should be given the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police with retrospective effect. All of those from these two batches have retired in the recent years.

Some of them retired as DSPs, while others were given promotion only up to Inspector and some Sub-Inspector due to various reasons.

“All of them should be given the rank of DSP ranks with retrospective effect so that they will be able to get higher pension,” he said. The State Government should consider giving Sub-Inspector rank with retrospective effect to all retired police personnel, who were recruited as constables, if they had completed 25 years of service.

At present, such mandatory conferment of rank was given to people recruited after a certain batch.

The newly introduced contributory pension scheme should be scrapped, the association said. Though contributory pension scheme is applicable only to those recruited after 2003, it can be extended to the old pensioners too at any point of time,” the members said.

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