Employees Old Pension Scheme: The old pension scheme has been started in the country. The demand to implement the old pension scheme for government employees in many states is now gaining momentum across the country. The old pension scheme is already in force in Bengal. The old pension scheme has been implemented in Rajasthan including Punjab, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. You made a big announcement in Gujarat as well. He has said that if the AAP government is formed in Gujarat, the old pension scheme will be implemented.
Meanwhile, NITI Aayog’s Vice-Chairman Suman Berry has expressed great concern over the revival of the old pension scheme by some states. Objections are constantly being raised in this matter by the NITI Aayog. NITI Aayog has done the work of continuously sending objections to the state governments. On which the question has now been raised whether the old pension scheme will be discontinued once again in Rajasthan.
Taxpayer will be burdened
In fact, along with the implementation of the old pension scheme by the Rajasthan government, a partial portion of the pension of the employees deposited in PFRDA was demanded. Although it has been clarified by PFRDA that this money will be given to the employees only. In such a situation, he asked that if the money is not given by the Central Government, then from where will the arrangements for the amount spent by the State on the old pension scheme be made. Not only this, the Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog has made it clear that this step taken by the state government will put a huge burden on the taxpayers in future.
Confused situation on old pension scheme
Even after the implementation of old pension scheme in Rajasthan, the situation is in confusion. On implementation of this scheme, there will be a financial burden of Rs 41 thousand crore annually in the state. The announcement regarding the old pension scheme was made by the Rajasthan government in March. However, it was termed as indiscipline by the Ministry of Finance.
There will be important amendments in the new pension scheme
On the other hand, if media reports are to be believed, some important amendments can be made in the New Pension Scheme by the Central Government. Before fitting the next financial year 2023 24:00 PM once again Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has met several leaders of organizations associated with rss. During this, the news of many leaders suggesting them to restore the old pension scheme is coming to the fore. At present, there has been no confirmation on this from the government.
Suggestions of RSS leaders
However, the leaders of organizations associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh have suggested the establishment of 51 central universities in the next budget along with implementing the old pension system. Apart from this, under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, the increase in minimum support income for farmers has also been talked about by linking it to inflation.
Labor organization Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh demands old pension
In a report by The Print, it was said that on November 28, the leaders of the labor organization Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh met the Union Finance Minister and suggested to restore the old pension system. In the Himachal Pradesh Gujarat assembly elections, the matter of old pension scheme was completely overshadowed. The Aam Aadmi Party is constantly promising to implement it. Now in such a situation, it will be interesting to see what decision the central government and other state governments take on the future of the old pension scheme. How much effect does the same old pension scheme have on election announcements. Only time will tell.