Shimla, January 7: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday mentioned the Previous Pension Scheme will likely be carried out on the first Cupboard assembly, whereas including that he has handed over a listing of ten legislators to the social gathering excessive command for an growth of the Cebinet. He added that an growth of the state Cupboard will likely be effected quickly.
Within the manifesto for the November 12 Meeting elections, Congress had promised to implement the Previous Pension Scheme, if voted to energy. The social gathering later conceded that the important thing marketing campaign plank was essential to swinging the Meeting ballot final result in its favour after a see-saw battle. The CM arrived in Shimla from Delhi, on Saturday night, after assembly the social gathering's high brass.
"The meetings were personal. The Cabinet expansion is also my prerogative and I handed over the list of ten MLAs to the high command. As soon as the aoproval comes through, we will set the ball rolling to expand the Cabinet," the CM mentioned. Sukhu additional knowledgeable that he would go to Mumbai on Sunday.
"I am going to Mumbai tomorrow and have another scheduled event in Pune. We hope to get the high command's nod for the Cabinet expansion soon. As soon as I receive the approved list of candidates, I will effect the Cabinet expansion. We are in the government to change the system, not for power," Sukhu mentioned.
On the assertion by the deputy chairman of the erstwhile Planning Fee of India, Montek Singh Ahaluwalia that reintroducing the OPS was an 'absurd thought' and a 'recipe for monetary chapter', the CM mentioned implementing the Previous Pension Scheme is a part of the ten ensures the social gathering made forward of the polls and it will likely be carried out on the first Cupboard assembly.
"We are firm that the Old Pension Scheme will be implemented at the first Cabinet meeting. We are of the opinion that those who have spent their whole lives working for the development of Himachal Pradesh, deserves the OPS and we will implement it," the chief minister added. Swearing-in Ceremony of the Members of the Himachal Pradesh Cupboard Will Take Place on Sunday.
On Rahul Gandhi's go to to Himachal as a part of the Bharat Jodo Yatra on January 19, he mentioned the go to is but to be finalised and all state Congress leaders will take part within the yatra. Earlier, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had mentioned the Previous Pension Scheme was the important thing to the social gathering successful the Himachal Meeting elections.
"Every person has the right to live. OPS helps elderly people draw sufficient pension. I also urge the Centre to implement such a beneficial scheme across the country," Gehlot had mentioned. Underneath the OPS, a retired authorities worker is entitled to half of his final drawn wage as month-to-month pension.
Underneath the brand new pension scheme, workers contribute a portion of their salaries to the pension fund primarily based on which, they're entitled to a one-time lump sum quantity on superannuation. The OPS was discontinued in December 2003 and the New Pension Scheme got here into impact on April 1, 2004.
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