State unit of NMOPS Demands to Convert NPS to the previous format of GPF
ITANAGAR: On the 22nd of December 2021, the state unit of the National Movement for Old Pension Scheme (NMOPS) addressed the media on the restoration of the old-age pension system. The unit expressed despondence over the NPS & placed their grievances to the state government and urged them to have a revisit towards the New Pension Scheme and have it converted to the old format of the General Provident Fund scheme (GPF).
Addressing the press NMOPS president Dakme Abo expressed that in the year 2004 the government of India had issued an order to convert the GPF into the NPS(New Pension Scheme), but the state unit of NMOPS had always deferred the government's initiative to conversion of the aforesaid issue.
Further addressing to the Media Abo added ," we have given an ultimatum of 15 days to the government to atleast give a reply to us ,but we have never received any"
The NPS had no benifit for the employees , as per the State NMOPS.
"Sabhi niyem same honahe , humara government of India 2004 me NPS ko lagu karne bolai ,par humara Arunachal me 2008 se lagu kia, aur 2005 ,2006,2007 ko GPF me include kardia , lekin humlogo ka 2008 wala ko GPF me lagu nahi kia"___added Abo.
He further bellowed that if the government wants to implement the rule , it should be for over all.
NMOPS state unit General secretary Doba Ete said that the state government should submit a written representation to the government of India, stating that the state government employees are demanding enrollment in the old GPF scheme and withdrawal from the NPS.
"Many state has adopted but the state like Tripura and West Bengal has not yet adopted because they know the lacunae of the NPS" added Ete.
He further urged the government employees to be aware of such scheme which might be bane rather than a boon.
Ete further read out the extended order of 2019, following benefits to Government employees covered under NPS: (i) Employee contribution 10% of the salary and DA with matching contribution @ 14% by the Government w.e.f. 01.04. 2019.
"2019 me humko yeh order dia magar state government humko koi order nahi he, treasury me jake bolnese boltai humara 10% apka 10%, jabki government yeh saabka update rehna chaiye" stressed Ete
(ii) Investment of NPS wealth upto 95% in infrastructure/Debt funds and 5-15% in equity for Government employees.
"Ek admi MLA bantai , ek pension hotai, Mantri bantai , ek pension, Rajya sabha MP bangya ek pension, matlab ek admi char char pension leke bettai, toh humlog ko bhi GPF me dalona" bellowed Abo.
He slammed the state government to have ignored the state government employee from being benifited from the Pension. The NPS implemented after 2008 has been further slammed by Abo.
"Sab new employee jo ayega, yeh New Pension Scheme sabko problem dega, so old pension scheme ko wapas lanahe" added Ete while clarfiying the facts of why NPS is harmful.