Himachal Chief Minister To Hold Meeting On Old Pension Scheme Today


Himachal Chief Minister to hold meeting on old pension scheme today

Sukhvinder Sukhu said that a detailed proposal for the implementation of OPS is being developed. (File)

New Delhi:

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Sunday said that the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) would be implemented in the state soon and called a meeting regarding it today.

“Old pension will be implemented. Today we have called a meeting about it. We will give old pension to the workers who have contributed to the development of the state,” Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said while attending. in the Bharat Jodo Yatra of the national capital.

The foot march entered Delhi from Haryana after starting from the NHPC metro station in Faridabad around 6 am yesterday.

Notably, in a statement issued from New Delhi on December 20, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said the Himachal Pradesh government was committed to fulfilling all the 10 assurances made by the Congress ahead of the Assembly elections and would leave no stone unturned. the hopes and wishes of the citizens.

Sukhu said the State Finance Department was directed to develop a detailed proposal on the implementation of OPS to facilitate the State’s National Pension System (NPS) employees. He said that the suggestions of various labor organizations and other sections of the society are being taken into consideration so that a viable and comprehensive OPS can be framed.

The Chief Minister said that he directed the officers to promote eco-friendly vehicles in a big way, which would not only reduce the burden on the State exchequer, but would also be beneficial for the austere environment of the State. He said that the State Transport Department would get a fleet of electric vehicles and the Secretariat and other departments would be encouraged to go for electric vehicles.

Sukhu said more focus would be given to strengthen the agricultural economy of the state by providing incentives to the farming community. He said since agriculture and horticulture contribute about 13 percent of the State’s GDP, emphasis would be placed on imparting improved technological know-how to farmers.

He said that a special Startup Fund will be created to help young entrepreneurs.

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