Old Pension Scheme restored in Himachal Pradesh.
Central and State government employees unions are fighting for the cancellation of the New Pension Scheme and restoration of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS). Implementation of the Old Pension Scheme has become one of the election promises in the assembly elections. We must understand that, this is the result of the struggles of the trade unions. Old Pension Scheme is already implemented in the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Punjab. Recently, Congress Party came to power in Himachal Pradesh. Before election, it has promised to implement the Old Pension Scheme, if voted to power. Keeping this promise, the Himachal Pradesh cabinet in it’s first meeting, has taken decision to implement the New Pension Scheme in the state.