New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel in a pre-budget meeting in the national capital on Friday asked the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to return the National Pension Scheme (NPS) amount and said that the state's share will be deposited in a separate fund.

CM Baghel asked Sitharaman to return Rs 17,240 crores of the NPS and said that the share will be deposited in the separate pension fund, which will be used to meet pensionary obligations in future. Along with this, it will be invested in the Government of India and State Government securities, he said.

The meeting took place at the Sir Manekshaw auditorium today at 11 am with the primary agenda to assess preparations for the presentation of the U...