State govt employees seek replacement of NPS with OPS

GUWAHATI, 25 Jun: Issues related to the state government employees of the Northeast were discussed during a meeting organised here in Assam by the North East Employees’ & Teachers’ United Forum, led by All India State Government Employees’ Federation (AISGEF) general secretary A Sreekumar and his team, on 24 June.

During the meeting, leaders from Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland highlighted the disadvantages of the National Pension Scheme (NPS) and called for passing a strong resolution to “scrap the NPS and restore the OPS.”

Sreekumar informed that the AISGEF is strongly against the NPS, and described the NPS as “no pension scheme.”

“When there is no pension system in NPS, how can it be a national pension scheme?” he said, and added that the AISGEF would “work hard to do away with the NPS by replacing a defined pension scheme.”

Meanwhile, CoSAAP secretary-general Gonya Riba visited the office of the deputy resident commissioner (DRC) here and interacted with the DRC and discussed the problems faced by the state government employees serving in Guwahati.

“It is known that at least 30 percent of the employees serving in Guwahati work for 24/7, including DRC, ARC and his team. I have assured them to extend any type of help from the CoSAAP side whenever or wherever it is required,” Riba said in release.