Shinde hints at starting OPS in Maharashtra!
Mumbai. The campaigning for the polls for graduate and teacher seats in the state has started in full swing. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has given a signal to implement the old pension scheme in the state.
Additional burden of Rs 55 thousand crores on state government
If the old pension scheme is implemented in the state, then there will be an additional burden of about 55 thousand crore rupees on the state government, and there is a possibility that there will be a big gap in the pension amount of the old employees and the new employees. The old pension scheme can be implemented. This decision of the government will benefit the ruling partyShinde faction and BJP - in the elections.
There are about 16 lakh 10 thousand government employees in the state. 58 thousand crore rupees are spent on their salary per year. Now if the old pension scheme is in effect and it is decided to implement it from 2004, then there will be an additional burden of 50 to 55 thousand crore rupees on the exchequer of the state government. The state government will spend an additional 4 to 4.5 thousand crore rupees on teachers' pension. In the state, if the old pension scheme is implemented, the employee will get 50 percent of the salary after retirement till death. Also, after his death, an employee's spouse will get 30 percent of the amount as pension till his death. But in the new pension, the pension will be given on the accumulated amount by deducting the money from the salary and not according to the salary of the employees. Since this scheme is based on market investment, pension will be given on the accumulated amount.