Jharkhand Pension Scheme: It was decided in this regard that an SOP will be made to complete the scheme. This SOP has been approved by the cabinet. The scheme will be considered effective from September 1.
Jharkhand Pension Scheme: The old pension scheme came into force in Jharkhand from Thursday. The state cabinet approved the standard operating procedure for this. The old pension scheme was discontinued on April 1, 2004 and replaced by the National Pension Scheme (NPS). Vandana Dadel, Principal Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat Department, said that in the cabinet meeting held on July 15, it was decided to implement the old pension scheme and discontinue the new pension scheme.
He said, ‘It was decided in this regard that an SOP will be made to complete the scheme. This SOP has been approved by the cabinet. The scheme will be considered effective from September 1.
Hundreds of government employees gathered at the state secretariat to celebrate the implementation of the old pension scheme. Sharing pictures from the ceremony, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted, “Another promise fulfilled.” Under the old pension scheme, the government gives the full amount of pension.
In NPS, employees contribute 10 per cent of their salary to pension while the state government contributes 14 per cent. About 1.5 lakh employees of the Jharkhand government will benefit from the implementation of the old pension scheme.
These proposals were also approved
Apart from this, a total of 25 proposals have been approved in the cabinet meeting. An important decision in this is that the government will hire chartered aircraft for one month for VVIP and VIP movement in other states outside the border of Jharkhand. Two crore 6 lakh fifty rupees will be spent on this. Obviously, in view of the current political situation in the state, this decision has been taken for continuous air movement.
Apart from this, the cabinet approved to increase the grant under the Chief Minister’s Serious Insurance Treatment Scheme from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. Earlier, four diseases including cancer and kidney transplant were listed under this scheme. Now 17 critical diseases will be covered in this.