It may be mentioned that there are several corporations and nigams under the state government and it had been a longstanding demand of the employees of the undertakings.
The employees of the corporations and nigams were not only happy with the decision, but they have expressed their gratitude as it has made them confident of getting all benefits without facing any trouble even after retirement. The difference in providing benefits used to cause a lot of problem for a large section of employees to get benefits like pension. There is a need to bring a legislative amendment to provide them similar benefits.
Once the process of amendment is complete, the employees don’t have to worry or toil to get their benefits after serving the whole life for a corporation or nigam. It may be worth a mention that this is not the first time when the state government has taken a humane decision considering the problems
of the employees.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced a 10 per cent interim relief for all state government employees from July 2016. She had announced it following the first Cabinet meeting after coming back to power for the second term.
In Friday’s Cabinet meeting, the state government has also taken a decision on the Panchayat department’s project on Institutional Strengthening of Gram Panchayats (ISGP).
The first phase of the ISGP projects has been successfully completed and the Centre and World Bank has given clearance to initiate the work of the second phase. The work of the second phase will start from July 1 and will continue till December 2022.
In the second phase, 3382 villages in 19 districts of the state will be brought in and the budget for the phase is Rs 1783 crores of which World Bank is giving a financial support of Rs 1372 crores and the
state government is giving Rs 411 crores.