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Jharkhand Cabinet approves old pension scheme and 100 units free electricity

Published on July 16, 2022
Current Context: Jharkhand cabinet approved the implementation of the old pension scheme and 100 units free electricity for poor people of the state.
Jharkhand Cabinet approves old pension scheme and 100 units free electricity
  • A three-member committee headed by the Development Commissioner will be set up for the implementation of the old pension scheme.
  • For the implementation of the scheme, the committee will draft a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
  • The old pension scheme was discontinued on April 1, 2004, and replaced by the National Pension System (NPS).
  • The cabinet gave approval for providing 100 units of free electricity to the poor. This was announced by the government in the budget 2022-23.
  • The state cabinet gave approval to the proposal for providing 1 kg Chana dal at Rs.1 per month to each family covered under the food security scheme.
  • The cabinet gave approval to the proposal of giving an additional Rs.27 to MGNREGS wage. With this, an MGNREGS worker will get Rs.237 as minimum wage.
  • The state cabinet also approved the rule of Jharkhand state employment of local candidates in private sector act. According to this private companies have to provide a reservation of 75 percent for the local people.
  • The cabinet approved a total of 55 proposals.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Jharkhand - Hemant Soren
    • Governor of Jharkhand - Ramesh Bais

Question:

Q.1 Which state cabinet approved 100 units of free electricity for the poor?
a. Karnataka
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Jharkhand
d. Kerala
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