LUDHIANA, 18 January: It has become practice to pay the pension to the retirees of the PAU very late. In the month of November on 14th November after waiting for the pension the PAU Retirees’ Welfare Association launched a Mass Protest Dharna continuously till the pension was paid on 30th November. Rather the Association demonstrated in a very long protest procession in the PAU Campus. Again now the pension to the retirees have not been paid so far. Mr. Jila Ram Bansal, President PAU Retirees’ Welfare Association (Regd.) declared that a joint special general body meeting of PAU Retirees’ Welfare Association and PAU Pensioners’ Association is convened on the 21st January, so that further course of action is decided in the meeting if the pension is not paid till 21st. Normally the PAU Authorities lay the responsibility of not paying the pension on the Punjab Government while we the pensioners served the PAU Authority not the Punjab Government. So, I feel the payment of the pension is solely the responsibility of the PAU Authorities.