The Mysore District Retired Government Employees Association, which was started in 2003 with a deposit of just Rs. 350 by 71 members, now has more than 5,000 members and is celebrating its 10th anniversary, said Karnataka State Retired Government Employees Association President N. Obaiah here yesterday.

He was speaking at the 10th anniversary celebrations and General Body Meeting of the Association held at Jayamma Govindegowda Kalyana Mantap in Kuvempunagar here.

Elaborating on the activities of the Association, he said that the Association has been conducting health camps during the first week of every month, providing financial assistance when a member of the family of retired employees pass away besides many other activities.

Stating that getting benefits after retirement from government service was a lengthy process earlier, he said that the Association had helped many in getting their benefits timely besides ensuring that retired employees aged above 65 were being given discount in KSRTC fares.

Tumkur District Association President Madhav Rao Pandey said while Mysore branch was celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Tumkur branch was celebrating its Silver Jubilee and called upon the citizens to treat retired people with respect.

He also called upon KSRTC authorities to extend the fare discount scheme on Volvo city bus services in Bangalore to which Principal of KSRTC Mysore Regional Training Centre P.Ashok Kumar said the Corporation will strive to solve the problems of retired employees.

Retired male employees aged above 80 and female employees aged above 70 were felicitated on the occasion prior to which the death of the members of the Association was condoled.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore