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Himachal Pradesh Government Reverses NPS, Implements Old Pension Scheme From 1 April

Swarajya Staff

Apr 18, 2023, 09:35 AM | Updated 09:39 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu government restores old pension scheme. (Representative image).
Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu government restores old pension scheme. (Representative image).

Starting 1 April 2023, Himachal Pradesh will reinstate the Old Pension Scheme, leading to approximately 1.36 lakh employees being exempted from deductions under the National Pension Scheme.

The Chief Secretary issued a notification on Monday stating that the OPS will be implemented as per the Cabinet decision. From 1 April 2023, the contributions of state government employees (employee's and employer's share) under the NPS will cease.

The Congress promised to restore OPS in Himachal Pradesh during the 2022 assembly polls and the Cabinet made a decision about it on 13 January 2023.

According to the Congress-led government, this decision would benefit both serving and retired employees and the employees with 20 years of service or more would get 50 per cent of basic salary and DA as pension.

The Old Pension Scheme had been discontinued from January 2004, and all government employees who joined the service after that date were enrolled under the National Pension System.

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