Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh has issued a press statement in which he has stated that old Pension Scheme will be extended to those employees who joined on or after 01.01.2004 but whose result for recruitment had been declared before 01.01.2004. He also stated that this was a long standing demand of employees covered under the National Pension System (NPS) and was the cause of several court cases and anxiety among such employees.

(copy of press statement enclosed)