Good news for lakhs of employees-pensioners! Latest update on old pension scheme, big statement of CM, will get benefits

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Good news for lakhs of employees-pensioners! Latest update on old pension scheme, big statement of CM, will get benefits
Good news for lakhs of employees-pensioners! Latest update on old pension scheme, big statement of CM, will get benefits

As soon as the government is formed, the old pension scheme will be implemented in 10 days. If the government is formed in Gujarat, then the old pension scheme will be implemented there too.

Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, the demand for restoration of old pension scheme has intensified in many states. On one hand, employees in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat have opened a front against the state governments, on the other hand Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal have promised to restore the old pension system if voted to power. Rahul Gandhi said that the old pension system has been implemented in the Congress-ruled states of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and it will be done in Gujarat also.

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Tuesday that the old pension system has been implemented in Congress-ruled states, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and will be done in Gujarat as well. By abolishing old pension, BJP has made the elderly dependent from self-reliant, old pension is the right of government employees who strengthen the country. Rahul had tweeted with the hashtag ‘Congress Degi Old Pension’.

Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot also said on Tuesday that if the Congress government is formed in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in the upcoming assembly elections, then the old pension scheme (OPS) will be implemented for the government employees there too. After a thorough study, his government decided to re-implement OPS for the employees in the state on humanitarian grounds. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel said that we have promised the people of Himachal that the old pension scheme will be implemented in 10 days as soon as the government is formed. will do. If the government is formed in Gujarat, then the old pension scheme will be implemented there too.

AAP’s convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who reached Gujarat on Tuesday, assured the government employees of Gujarat that OPS would be restored if voted to power. The same Kejriwal also tweeted that the government employees of Gujarat demand that the Old Pension Scheme should be implemented, Bhagwant ji has given orders to prepare for the implementation of the Old Pension Scheme in Punjab. We will implement the old pension scheme in Gujarat after the formation of the government.

Let us inform that OPS was abolished by the BJP-led government in December 2003 under the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee regime, after which it was replaced by the National Pension Scheme-NPS, which is applicable from 1 April 2004. Under this, the pension was 50 percent of the last salary of the employee, the entire amount was paid by the government. Instead, the NPS or Contributory Pension Scheme is effective for those employees who have joined government jobs after April 1, 2004. Under this, employees contribute 10% of their salary towards pension and the state government contributes 14%. After this this money is deposited with PFRDA where it is invested.