Giving major relief to employees who had retired before January 1, 2006, the state government has decided to revise their pension. The pension of these pensioners would be stepped up to 50 per cent of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. Similarly, the family pension in respect of pre-2006 pensioners or family pensioners would also be stepped up to 30 per cent. The decision is likely to put an additional burden of Rs 500 crore per year on the State exchequer.
The scope of Family Pension Scheme has been widened. The disabled girl deprived of livelihood would also get family pension after her marriage. The eligible disabled child born before or after retirement would also get benefit of family pension.
A decision to give an exgratia grant of Rs three lakh in case of death of ad hoc, contract or employee engaged on DC rate at work place.