The Himachal Pradesh government restored the old pension scheme in its first cabinet meeting. The cabinet decided to provide OPS to all government employees who are presently covered under the defined contributory pension scheme, also referred to as NPS. This scheme will benefit about 1.36 lakh NPS employees in the state.
Himachal Pradesh Govt Restores Old Pension Scheme in First Cabinet Meeting- Key Points
- The State Cabinet in its first meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu held in Shimla passed a resolution thanking the people of Himachal Pradesh for reposing their confidence in the policies and programs of congress.
- Congress government has fulfilled a key poll promise by providing the Old Pension scheme (OPS) to all government employees.
- The cabinet has also decided to constitute a Cabinet Sub Committee for finalizing the roadmap for implementation of the promises made by Congress during the elections for creating one lakh employment opportunities in the state.
- The cabinet has also approved to constitute of a Cabinet Sub Committee for finalizing the roadmap for implementation of the promises made by the Congress Party during the elections for granting 1500 rupees to women in the age group of 18 to 60 years.