In Tamil Nadu, during the 2021 Assembly election campaign, the DMK said in its election manifesto that the new pension scheme for civil servants would be scrapped and the old pension scheme would be reintroduced. In this election, the DMK won with a simple majority and came to power.
One year after the DMK came to power, no announcement has been made about the old pension scheme. Meanwhile, Finance Minister PDR addressed the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly yesterday. Palanivel Thiagarajan said there were currently legal issues in re-implementing the old pension scheme for civil servants. At present, the Finance Minister PDR has left saying that the old pension scheme will be implemented again if he comes to power. Palanivel Thiagarajan’s announcement has caused dissatisfaction among government employees.
In this context, today in Thiruvarur, the Minister of Tamil Nadu School Education, Anil Mahesh, lied to the media:
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has announced a breakfast program based on the need for education and the need for poor students studying in rural areas to study with enthusiasm.
Subsequently, the DMK has stated in its election promise that it will implement the old pension scheme. Reporters questioned Minister Anil Mahesh Poyamozhi about the information that it is not possible to implement it at present.
He replied that when the DMK came to power, it was short of Rs 5.75 lakh crore. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is actively involved in trying to fix it. In that sense, there is a delay in the implementation of the old pension scheme. He said the old pension scheme would be implemented gradually once the funding shortfall was rectified.