Stop the validation exercise for pensions
Posted Thursday, January 3 2013 at 02:00
All pensioners should be treated equally. Their ranks are no longer relevant when it comes to pension increments because those in higher ranks have already benefited from higher payment in terms of gratuity and pension remuneration.
My outcry stems from continuous persecution and discrimination slapped on lower rank pensioners who by reasons beyond their control, could not be promoted.
Why would someone craft the idea of validation exercise to deny low ranking officers their due increments?
Is there any genuine reason as to why a retired senior officer should be condemned to earning less than Shs700,000 per month as pension when physical validation could reveal that, the officer being trampled upon could have been the rightful principal, assistant commissioner, commissioner, etc?
We pensioners are not asking for much. All we are saying is that in case there is any salary/pension increment, let it cut across the board.