OPS: Good news on the demand for old pension!


Old Pension Update: If you are also investing in NPS for pension after retirement, then this news is of your use. Yes, central employees and employees of different state governments have been demanding for a long time to restore the Old Pension Scheme (OPS). Accepting the demands of government employees, OPS was also restored in Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand. But the central government refused to restore it. Despite this, lakhs of employees are adamant about their demand.


The government will assure 50% pension to the employees!

Employee unions say that after retirement, there is no fixed benefit under NPS, whereas in OPS the employee gets a fixed pension. In such a situation, the government is trying to assure the central employees coming under NPS that they will get the same benefits as OPS after retirement. The government is trying to give 50% of the monthly salary to the employees coming under the National Pension Scheme (NPS) as pension after retirement.

Employees are getting good returns in the current scheme.

This step is being taken by the government because employees are worried about whether they will get adequate pensions after retirement or not. However, employees recruited after 2004 are getting good returns in the current scheme. But for that, it is necessary that the employee has maintained the deposit of money without any withdrawal for 25-30 years. After the announcement by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this matter, a committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Finance Secretary TV Somanathan (TV Somanathan committee).

The decision not to return to OPS:

According to a news published in the Times of India (TOI), the central government has decided not to return to the Old Pension Scheme (OPS). But the government kept the window open for a certain level of help at a time when the Congress was announcing to reverse the decision of the Manmohan Singh government. Under the Old Pension Scheme (OPS), half of the last salary received every month after retirement is given as a pension. This pension also increases from time to time based on the recommendation of the Pay Commission. But in the New Pension Scheme (NPS), government employees deposit 10% of the basic salary and the government contributes 14% to it.

The government is now considering giving a 50% guarantee.

Employees get a pension based on the amount deposited after retirement. The Somanathan Committee has studied the pension schemes of countries around the world and the changes made by the Andhra Pradesh government. Also, this committee is also studying what will be the effect if the government guarantees a certain amount on pension. The study made it clear that it is possible for the central government to guarantee a 40-45% pension. But this will not alleviate the worries of employees working for 25-30 years. That is why the government is now considering giving a 50% guarantee.

In the new system, the government will create a fund!

This simply means that if there is a shortage of money for pensions, the government will make up for it, and it will also be necessary to make an estimate every year. Some committee members say that the central government does not have a retirement fund in the government pension scheme. In the new system, the government will probably create a fund. Money will be deposited in this fund every year, just like companies create a fund for retirement benefits for their employees.

Employees are getting benefits like OPS.

According to TOI, officials say that those who work in government jobs for 25-30 years are getting good returns equal to the pension received under the Old Pension Scheme (OPS). In fact, till now complaints of getting less pension are coming only from those people who have left this scheme after working for 20 years or less.