Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has reiterated, “The State Government is committed to implement Old Pension Scheme (OPS) to the state employees and announcement in this regard would be made in the first Cabinet Meeting.”
Addressing a delegation of NPS employees on Wednesday he said, “The Congress government stands by ten guarantees given to people in the state during the Assembly election.”
The CM said, “The previous BJP government had made unmindful expenditure and opened over 900 new institutions at the fag end of its tenure with an eye on Assembly election, which is likely to create an additional burden of nearly Rs 5000 crores annually.”
He said, “The formula has to be evolved to give regular and respectable pension to state government employees and the state government has written to the Central government to pay back the amount collected from the employees through NPS contribution.”
Welcoming the CM, president of NPS Employees Association Pradeep Thakur said, “Employees would remain obliged to state government for implementing OPS; at present the employees are contributing Rs 1632 crores yearly to the Pension Regulatory and Development Authority.”
Principal Media Advisor to the CM Naresh Chauhan, MLAs Sanjay Awasthi, Anirudh Singh, Ajay Solanki, Chief Secretary R.D Dhiman, Additional Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena were also present in the meeting .