Interim relief for pensioners in Himachal Pradesh

July 17th, 2008 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Shimla, July 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government announced Thursday that it will provide interim relief to the employees who retired from government service on or after Oct 31, 2006. The government has released five percent interim relief to the employees and pensioners, and provided them financial benefits worth Rs.3 billion, an official release said.

This decision would benefit over 200,000 employees and 100,000 pensioners of the state.

The release said the government has set side around Rs.1.6 billion for the reimbursement of medical bills of retirees.

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