Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, October 5
In a bonanza to the pensioners throughout the state, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday directed the Finance Division to pay the revised pension with impact from July 1, 2021 to over three lakh pensioners involving a further expenditure of Rs 1,887 crore in the course of the present fiscal 12 months in keeping with the suggestions of the sixth Punjab Pay Fee.
Additional, he additionally directed that the revised pension ought to be launched to the pensioners in a single go.
In response to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Workplace, Channi cleared the file to this impact this morning. Likewise, he additionally gave his nod to pay retirement advantages together with go away encashment and gratuity, round Rs 915 crore to roughly 42,600 pensioners who’ve retired between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021 as per sixth Punjab Pay Fee in a single go as a substitute of the sooner choice to pay in instalments.
The spokesperson mentioned that this choice will have an effect of round Rs 2,802 crore on the state exchequer throughout this fiscal 12 months.