The Tamilnadu Aavin Engineers Association has appealed to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to implement the recommendations of the one-man commission by revising scales of pay for the qualified diploma engineers and re-designating technical categories.

In a statement, State president of the association K.Gopinath pleaded that monetary benefit should be given to such persons with effect from August 1, 2010 immediately. He urged the government to promote all the 30 diploma engineers from the post of junior manager (maintenance) to deputy manager since the promotion for this post had not been given for more than two decades.

At present, the retired Aavin employees are getting only a monthly pension of Rs 1,800. The government should convert the present Employees Provident Fund pension to General Provident Fund pension for those who have joined before 2004.

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