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Retired seamen delegation meets Union Minister for Shipping

A delegation of the Goan Retired Seamen Welfare Association (GRSWA) met Union minister for shipping G K Vasan along with South Goa MP Francisco Sardinha in New Delhi on Tuesday and placed before him their long-pending demand for a hike in ex-gratia monthly assistance paid to retired seamen.
The GRSWA delegation led by its president, Ifrano Dias, impressed upon Vasan the need to increase the amount from the paltry Rs 200 per month to at least Rs 1,500 per month, says a press note.

Vasan assured the GRSWA that he would take an appropriate decision after obtaining a detailed report from the seafarers’ welfare fund trust over the matter.
Sardinha, during the meeting, suggested to Vasan that the government provide some fund to help the retired seafarers and widows of the seamen.

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