The one-week-long indefinite strike of 1.8 million government employees in Maharashtra came to an end on Monday following fruitful negotiations regarding the implementation of the Old Pension Scheme. Vishwas Katkar, the convenor of the striking unions’ coordination committee, stated that the state government has agreed “in principle” to reconsider the discontinuation of the OPS in 2005.
This afternoon, discussions were held with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and top state officials, where representatives from Katkar and other unions were also present. These discussions were highly anticipated.
“The government has assured that the OPS will definitely be implemented and also given the same in writing. They will also withdraw the show cause notices issued to the strikers. We shall also fully cooperate with the government on this issue,” Katkar told media persons.