Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - Himachal Budget -

Re­it­er­at­ing com­mit­ment for wel­fare of em­ploy­ees, chief min­is­ter Jai Ram Thakur said the gov­ern­ment will no­tify new pay scales after Pun­jab Pay Com­mis­sion gives its rec­om­men­da­tions. Con­tri­bu­tion of the state gov­ern­ment un­der the New Pen­sion Scheme was also in­creased to 14%. Ear­lier it was 10%. Dear­ness al­lowance to the em­ploy­ees and dear­ness relief to the pen­sion­ers of the state gov­ern­ment at the rate of 4% will be pro­vided from July 1, 2018.

The pol­icy to pro­vide job on com­pas­sion­ate grounds was also changed and the age limit in­creased from ex­ist­ing 50 years to age or re­tire­ment.

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