HYDERABAD: Around 1.25 lakh state government employees, who were recruited after 2004 and covered under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), will get gratuity soon.Though there is no provision for payment gratuity for state government employees under the new pension scheme, employees have been fighting for gratuity and family pension.
According to sources, a file pertaining to payment of CPS to 1.25 lakh government employees has been circulated and the government is likely to issue orders to this effect soon. Andhra Pradesh was the first state in the country to sanction gratuity for CPS employees. The AP government issued orders three days ago sanctioning gratuity and also family pension for around 1.80 lakh employees.
Telangana Contributory Pension Scheme Employees Association president Puppala Krishna Kumar and general secretary Hanumandla Baskar, along with Telangana Secretariat Employees Association A Padama Chary, called on chief secretary SP Singh here on Thursday and submitted a memorandum demanding that apart from gratuity, the family pension too be paid.
“The death-cum-retirement gratuity and family pension for death/disabled employees applicable to central government employees be extended to the employees of Telangana state,” Padma Chary and Krishna Kumar urged the chief secretary. They also demanded that the state government abolish the Contributory Pension Scheme and revive the old pension scheme for them.They said that around 1,000 employees in the state, who were covered under CPS, had died but their families did not get any terminal benefits and were struggling to make both ends meet.
State govt introduces ‘Incentive scheme’ for employees
Hyderabad: TS state government introduced the ‘Incentive Scheme’ for its employees both at district and state-level. Those who extend best services would be rewarded. For this, the state government wanted the employees to upload their details and their contribution in service on ‘telangana.gov.in’ from July 21 to 31. Incentive Committee under the chairmanship of special chief secretary (Planning) BP Acharya met at Secretariat on Thursday.
Acharya said TS would give incentives to 124 employees from districts, four HoDs and four from secretariat. The district officials would get incentives in four categories Class-4, 3, 2 and 1. The incentive would be additional increment for employee for one year, commendation letter and appreciation would be recorded in the service register, Acharya said. At state-level category, employee who got the first place would get J5 lakh, second will get J3 lakh and third J2 lakh. Incentives would be presented by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on August 15.