The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 18
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Cabinet to give the green signal to restoration of the old pension scheme.
The AAP government has fulfilled its another election promise and this time by taking a decision in favor of the working class of Punjab, which is a testament that the Mann government is working dedicatedly for the inclusive development of every section.
Addressing the media from the party headquarters on Friday AAP Punjab Chief Spokesperson Malvinder Singh Kang along with the party’s senior spokesperson Neel Garg, said that the AAP government in Punjab has given a big relief to the government employees, who were neglected by anti-people politics of BJP and Congress.
He said that 1.26 lakh employees of Punjab are already getting pension according to the old pension scheme and the remaining 1.75 lakh employees will get their deserving rights.
Kang said that it is the duty of the government to support the employees in their old age who have made their valuable contribution in the development of the state. However, previous government ignored their rights.
Kang said that the Punjab government will appeal to the FRDA to return the NSP deposits of Rs 16,746 crore and it will be ensured that the employees’ fund money will be spent on them. He said that the future of the employees of Punjab will be secured at all costs and with this decision of the AAP government of Punjab, it has become clear that if the government wants, the employees of every state can be given their rights.
Speaking on this occasion, AAP leader Neel Garg said that the Mann government led by Bhagwant Mann is taking pro-people decisions every day. He said that this time the electricity bills of 85% of the houses in Punjab came zero. Due to AAP government’s ‘zero tolerance’ against corruption, today everyone is afraid of indulge in corruption and system is ultimately improving, providing major relief to common people.
He said that the AAP government has given record-breaking jobs in its first 8 months and has regularised jobs of the contractual employees. The government has taken major decisions in the interest of the farmers, including releasing the dues of MSP, sugarcane farmers.
Today again, by fulfilling the long-pending demand of the employees, the Mann government proved that the Mann government is the government of every class and common people.