Cabinet Decisions: Any woman can get gas connection under Ujjwala Yoja who has ration card

Ranchi: In a piece of good news for the half of the population of the state, the government on Tuesday announced that any woman who have their names in the ration card would be provided free LPG connection under the Ujjwala Yojana. However for that to happen names of all the family members which are mentioned in the ration card must have their Aadhar cards and further no other gas connection should be in the family in someone’s else name.

A decision in this regard was taken at the meeting of the state cabinet which was chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das at the project building here. Under this scheme without any money, the government would be also providing the first refill of gas cylinder worth Rs 734.67 and gas stove worth Rs 990 absolutely free.

For this scheme, the government has already made a provision of Rs 45 crore in the third supplementary budget while in the annual budget for the fiscal 2019-20 a sum of Rs 150 crore has been sanctioned which was approved by the cabinet.cont on For this scheme the government has already made a provision of Rs 45 crore in the third supplementary budget while in the annual budget for fiscal 2019-20 a sum of Rs 150 crore has been sanctioned which was approved by the cabinet.

The government also decided to set the then circle officer of Ranchi Dinesh Prasad from service while it was decided that in Amrapada Circle area of Pakur district an area of 1019. 44 hectare in Pachwara Central coal block will be given to Punjab Corporation for coal mining.

The government has also decided to increase the dearness allowance for the Government employees in wake of the 5th pay scale with effect from July 1 2018 while the dearness allowance for the pensioners and family pension beneficiaries of the government under the sixth Central Pay Commission would also be increased from July 1 2018.

A proposal to give ACP benefit to the officials under forest range area category of the forest environment and climate change department was also approved by the cabinet while it was decided that under the rule 103 of the arms rules 2016 and for execution of rule 104 at the state level or state firearm bureau would be constituted while at the district level district fire arm unit would be formed and its work and responsibilities were decided. 

In another key decision it was decided to give an area of 12. 50 acres of land in Kadma of Kanke circle area of Ranchi district to the central coalfields for a period of 30 years at a cost of Rs24.29 crore to set up a medical college.

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