Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the delegation of the employees and pensioners of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education today announced that all the retired employees of the Board would be provided medical reimbursement facilities as was being given to the other retired employees of the State. This decision of the State Government would benefit over 750 retired employees of the Board.Chief Minister said that the State Government was committed for the welfare of the employees and pensioners of the State and has initiated several schemes for their welfare. He said that the State Government has also initiated schemes such as Mukhya Mantri HIMCARE to ensure that no one in the State was deprived of better medical facilities for want of funds.
He said that the previous State Government on 24th March, 2014 has expressed its inability to provide facility of medical reimbursement to the pensioners of the Board and stopped this facility from April, 2014. Jai Ram Thakur said that as per estimate an amount of Rs 1.61 crore would be spent every year to provide benefit of this scheme to the pensioners of the Board. He said that the Board would bear all these expenses for its own resources.Chief Minister also released the Booklet regarding achievements and best practices of the Board on the occasion.Chairman Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education Dr. Ashok Kumar Soni thanked the Chief Minister for giving nod to provide the facility of medical reimbursement.MLA Vishal Neharia and Chairman Woolfed Trilok Kapoor were present on the occasion.