Dehradun: Struggle may start soon on the demand that the employees engaged in government jobs after the year 2005 should get old pension. The main reason for this is the result of the Himachal Pradesh elections. In Himachal Pradesh, the Congress raised the issue of restoring the old pension, and the decision may be approved in the first cabinet.
Looking at Himachal Pradesh, now 95 thousand government employees of Uttarakhand are also in the mood for agitation. Employees say that no party made this an issue in the 2022 assembly elections, and now the Congress is raising this issue.Jit Mani Panuli, state president of the Old Pension Restoration National Movement, expects a decision from the BJP before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. .
Any decision on old pension has to be taken by the state government. It cannot be said what will be the decision, but the Congress has made up its mind to make old pension an issue in Uttarakhand as well. The main reason behind this is the election result of Himachal Pradesh, where this issue played a big role in the victory of Congress.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party does not want to give any hasty statement and assurance on this issue right now. Congress state president Karan Mahara says that he will make this issue a mass movement. It takes time, I was the first one to raise this issue when I was an MLA.
Obviously, the assembly elections in Uttarakhand are due in 2027, but the Congress, by making old pension an issue, wants to cultivate the employees. On the other hand, the workers want to try BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections only; So that Uttarakhand is also included in the old pension giving states along with Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.