The Tiruchi district pensioners association has urged the State government to grant the right of fixing nominees under the pension scheme. A resolution adopted at its meeting held here recently, said that in the event of death of the pensioner, the amount in their bank accounts or benefits such as lifetime arrears were being surrendered to the treasury.

The right to choose nominee, if conferred to the family members, would help the nominees to a great extent. In another resolution, the association wanted the State government to emulate the Punjab model for sanctioning pension to the aged persons and senior citizens. K. Pazhaniyandi, disitrict president, spoke.