Restore old pension scheme, Mann tells state government
› Captain’s government should immediately abolish contractual appointments and regularise the services of the employees. BHAGWANT MANN, AAP state chief
CHANDIGARH: Punjab unit chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Lok Sabha nominee from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann, said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi had already given its nod to restore the old pension scheme (2004) for government employees, and it is now turn of the Punjab government to follow suit.
In a statement issued from party headquarters in Chandigarh here on Tuesday, Mann said that Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government had befooled the employees in the state, forcing them to take to streets.
Terming the introduction of the new pension scheme as antiemployees, the AAP leader said that the Shiromani Akali DalBharatiya Janata Party and the Congress-led governments were running away from their primary duty.
He said the government should move a resolution in the coming assembly session to expedite the matter.
Slamming the state government, Mann said it should immediately abolish contractual appointments and regularise the services of the employees demanding a standing policy of recruitment for employees on a permanent basis.