Chief minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, said this while presiding over the passing out parade function at Police Training College Daroh, on Sunday.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu reiterating state government’s commitment to provide Old Pension Scheme (OPS) said that they have written to the Central government to clear its due amount collected under National Pension Scheme (NPS) contribution.
Addressing a delegation of NPS employees here on Wednesday, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said a formula has to be evolved so that the pensioners could get regular and respectable pension so as to provide OPS to the employees in the very first Cabinet meeting.
Congress Party has given 10 guarantees to the people of the state in its manifesto during the general assembly elections recently and the government would implement all these guarantees in a phased manner, he added.
“The previous BJP government has made unmindful expenditures and opened over 900 institutions at fag end of its tenure. It would create an additional burden of Rs 5000 crore per annum,” he said, adding that these unmindful expenditures were made by BJP during its tenure with an eye on the polls.
NPS Employees Association president Pradeep Thakur, while welcoming the chief minister, said that the employees would be indebted to the decision of the state government to implement OPS in the state.
He said that the state government and employees were contributing Rs 1632 crore per annum to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) which was a huge amount.
Former vice-president of the Employees’ Welfare Board Surinder Mankotia also gave his suggestions on the occasion.
Besides, the representatives of NPS Employees, Principal Advisor, Media to the Chief Minister Naresh Chauhan, MLAs Sanjay Awasthi, Anirudh Singh and Ajay Solanki, Chief Secretary R D Dhiman, and Additional Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena were present on the occasion.