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Himachal govt keeps its word, restores OPS in first cabinet meet

During the recently concluded assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress had promised the people of the state that it would restore OPS in its first cabinet meeting. 

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Standing up to its poll promise, the Himachal Pradesh government has announced the restoration of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for all the government employees who are presently covered under the defined contributory pension scheme also referred to as NPS.

The OPS will benefit about 1.36 lakh NPS employees in the state.

During the recently concluded assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress had promised the people of the state that it would restore OPS in its first cabinet meeting.

During its first meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, the state government has decided to adopt the election manifesto of Congress party as policy document of the government and all concerned ministers, secretaries and heads of the departments will implement the same in letter and spirit.

The Cabinet unanimously passed a resolution thanking the people of Himachal Pradesh for reposing their faith and confidence in the policies and programs of Congress Party.

The Cabinet also expressed deep gratitude to President of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for their dynamic leadership that resulted in the spectacular victory of the Party in the recently concluded assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.

It was decided to constitute a Cabinet Sub Committee for finalising the roadmap for implementation of the promises made by the Congress party during the elections for creating one lakh employment opportunities in the state.

The Cabinet decided to constitute a cabinet sub-committee for finalising the roadmap for implementation of the promises made by the Congress during the elections for granting Rs 1,500 to the women in the age group of 18 to 60 years.