New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday made several important decisions including extending the period of ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ to five months and extending the time of giving three cylinders free to the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme. Has been approved.
After the Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said that with the extension of the Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November, the contribution from the Provident Fund of the employees and owners of companies with less than 100 employees will be given by the government for three months and It was decided to give.
In addition, the period of giving three free cylinders to the beneficiaries of the Ujjwala scheme has been extended for three months, to invest Rs 12450 crore in three public sector general insurance companies and more than one lakh small flats in different cities. It has also been decided to hire migrant labourers.
On 30 June, Prime Minister Modi had announced to extend the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ till November in the name of the nation.
Javadekar told reporters, ‘Prime Minister had announced to extend the Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till November. Today, the cabinet has put him into practice. The scheme will continue for five months from July to November. 81 crore people will get five kilograms of grains per person and one kilogram of gram every month.
The minister said, ‘The expenditure of this scheme is 149000 crores. For the first eight months after independence, 81 crore people were given free grain. There is no such big plan in any country in the world.
According to the press release, about 19.4 crore families will be covered under this scheme. All the expenses of the extended PMGKAY will be borne by the Central Government. It has been tried that no person, especially any poor family should face hardship due to non-availability of food grains for the next five months.
Will get 3 months free refill cylinder
The Cabinet approved the proposal of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to extend the time limit for the Ujjwala beneficiaries to avail benefits of ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana’ for three months from July 1, 2020.
Under the PMGKY-Ujjwala scheme, it was decided to provide free refill cylinders to consumers of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) for a period of 3 months from 01 April 2020.
9709.86 crore were directly transferred to the bank accounts of Ujjwala beneficiaries under the scheme and 11.97 crore cylinders were given to PMUY beneficiaries during April-June 2020.
According to him, upon review of the scheme, it was found that a section of the PMUY beneficiaries could not use the advance amount deposited in their account to purchase refill cylinders within the plan period. In such a situation, the Cabinet approved the proposal of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. In which it was said to extend the time limit for obtaining advance.
The Union Cabinet also approved on Wednesday the proposal to extend the plan of payment of the share of employers and employees in units of a limited size to the Provident Fund for three months, till August.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced to extend the scheme till August in May this year. Under this, the government will contribute the entire 24 per cent of the contribution of the employees and employers to the provident fund until August. This will provide relief to 3.67 lakh employers and 72.22 lakh employees.
The labourers will be given houses on rent
The Cabinet approved the rental of small flats built under the Pradhan Mantri Urban Housing Scheme in various cities of the country to the migrant labourers and the poor. Under the government’s plan, small flats/houses built in various cities of the country with the financial support of the government will be given on rent. An official spokesperson said that Rs 600 crore is estimated to be spent as a ‘Technology Innovation Grant’.
He said that initially three lakh beneficiaries will be covered. The government on Wednesday approved the infusion of Rs 12,450 crore in three public sector general insurance companies to strengthen their capital base and make them more stable. This decision was approved in the cabinet meeting.
Javadekar informed that additional capital will be provided to ‘The National Insurance Company Limited, Oriental Insurance Company Limited and United India Insurance Company Limited ’.