Chhattisgarh

The decision of restoration of old pension scheme will bring a major change in the lives of Govt. employees: CM Bhupesh Baghel

The decision of restoration of old pension scheme will bring a major change in the lives of Govt. employees: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Raipur:
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday said with the announcement of the restoration of old pension scheme, I have witnessed how life changes with a
single decision. The government officials and employees will live a worry-free
life while their families will also get financial support. Our government is
working continuously for the development of every section of society.

He
was addressing the honoring ceremony organized under the joint aegis of the teachers’ cadre and Panchayat Secretaries Association at Sardar Balbir Singh
Juneja Indoor Stadium in Raipur. On this occasion, the Chief Minister also
announced to constitute a committee at the Chief Secretary Level on the demand for regularization
of Panchayat Secretaries.
 

As
many as 12 unions of teachers’ cadre and Panchayat Secretary honored Chief
Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a programme organized at Indoor Stadium today on the
restoration of the old pension scheme. Thousands of teachers and Panchayat
secretaries gathered from across the state and expressed their gratitude to the
Chief Minister for this decision.
 

Chief
Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that our government is always ready to take every
possible step in the interest of the employees. Regularization of about 15,000
teachers has been done in the state for the first time after 1998. Now they no
longer will be hailed as contractual workers or ‘Shikshakarmis’. They will also
get all the respect they deserve. He added that teachers, Panchayat
Secretaries, police personnel, sanitation workers, and health workers along with
other officials and employees concerned, have played a crucial role in saving
the lives of people even during the challenging Covid-19 times without caring
for their lives. Expressing gratitude to the officers and employees for their
cooperation during the Corona period, he said that we all need to work together
in the future as well for the progress and development of the state. 

Baghel
said that soon after our government came into power in Chhattisgarh, we
fulfilled our promise of waiving farmers’ loans. We have also undertaken steps
to ensure that farmers get a fair price for their produce in the form of input
subsidy along with the support price. He also gave detailed information about
the benefits of four symbols of Chhattisgarh namely Narva, Garwa, Ghurva, Bari.
Mr. Baghel said that ration cards have been of people belonging to the lower as
well as upper class. All the families are eligible for 35 kg of rice every month.
During the Corona pandemic period, we have done the work of giving rice
free-of-cost for 11 months to the poor and underprivileged.
 

While
addressing the program, Parliamentary Secretary Chandradev Rai said that
Chhattisgarh Government is continuously taking decisions in the interest of
farmers, employees, the poor, tribals, workers, and working class. Under the leadership
of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the state government has started new
recruitment for the post of teachers which was declared a ‘dying cadre’ in
1995, ending the dark chapter of the education world. After the regularization
of education workers, now the government is now going to give them the benefit
of the old pension scheme.
 

State
President of Joint Teachers Association Kedar Jain, State President of School
Teachers Association Virendra Dubey, State President of Sarva Teachers Union Vivek
Dubey, State President of ‘Krantikari Shikshak Sangh’ Lailoon Kumar Bhardwaj
along with other senior officials were present on the occasion in large
numbers.

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