The Telangana High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to pay the full pensions to all the pensioners of the state.
A division bench of the court passed the orders while dealing with a petition filed by the Telangana Government Pensioners' JAC, represented by its chairman K Laxmaiah.
In his petition, Lakshmaiah told the High Court that the state government had deferred 50% of the total pension of the pensioners in the month of March, and 25% in April, and added that the decision had caused over 3 lakh pensioners of the state suffer a lot. He urged the HC to issue orders to the state government to not defer the pensions for the month of May.
Responding to this, the counsel for the state government told the High Court that the state government was reviewing its decision to defer pensions.
Following this, the High Court told the state government that it would pass orders for the payment of the pensions on June 1 if the state government failed to do so. It then adjourned the matter till June 1.