Shimla : The Himachal Pradesg government today decided to grant revised pension and family pension to about 1.73 lakh pensioners,family pensioners from 1st February this year.
This decision will benefit 1.30 lakh pensioner and family pensioners from 1stJanuary, 2016.
In addition to it, about 43,000 employees, who have retired between 1st January, 2016 and 31st December, 2021 will also get revised pension and gratuity. Now minimum pension,family pension will increase from Rs 3500 per month to Rs. 9000 per month from 1st January, 2016.
It also gave its nod to increase limit of gratuity from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh from 1st January, 2016 which would also be applicable for NPS employees.
Pensioners,family pensioners above 80 years will be provided due additional pension benefit on revised pension family pension.
The Cabinet also decided to provide Invalid Pension and Family Pension to NPS employees.
The cabinet also decided to provide 31 percent dearness relief to the pensioners from 1st July, 2021. An annual additional expenditure of Rs 1785 crore will be incurred on account of this.It also gave its nod for Governor’s Address to be delivered in the upcoming Budget session in the stae Vidhan Sabha.
While reviewing Covid-19 situation the cabinet decided to open all the educational institutions in the from 17th February.It also decided that all gyms and cinema halls would be opened and all kind of langars would be allowed.