Life imprisonment for paper leakers in Rajasthan: Became the first state to have minimum income guarantee; Social security pension will increase by 15 percent every year

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Now those who leak the papers of recruitment examinations in Rajasthan will be punished till life imprisonment. The bill was passed after a debate in the assembly on Friday. Earlier paper leakers were punished with a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 10 years.

In the Prevention of Unfair Means Amendment Bill in Rajasthan Public Examination Recruitment, paper leakers will be fined at least 10 lakh to 10 crores. In case of non-payment of fine, he will have to undergo additional imprisonment of two years.

CM made the announcement after reconciliation with the pilot
Sachin Pilot did a padyatra from Ajmer to Jaipur against the paper leak. The ultimatum was given to the government. Pilot had demanded reconstitution of RPSC, action on paper leak and action on corruption of BJP rule. After a reconciliation meeting with the Congress high command, CM Ashok Gehlot had announced to introduce a bill in the assembly to provide for life imprisonment for paper leakers.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal targeted the BJP.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal targeted the BJP.

Rajasthan became the first state to pass the Minimum Income Guarantee Bill
The Rajasthan Minimum Income Guarantee Bill was also passed after debate in the assembly. Under this, apart from 100 days of MNREGA, 25 days of employment will be guaranteed in urban and rural areas in Rajasthan. It will be mandatory to increase the social security pension by 15 percent every year. Social security pension of all categories including elderly, widow, disabled will be increased by 15 percent every year.

Through this bill, the government is guaranteeing at least 25 days of extra employment to every person above 18 years of age living in rural areas on completion of 100 days. If you do not get employment for 25 days, then after 15 days (fortnight) the minimum wages will have to be paid sitting at home. Employment for 25 days will be guaranteed in villages and cities as well. Failure to do so will result in unemployment allowance. There is also a provision that the place of employment should be within a radius of 5 kilometers from his house.

Pension will increase every year by guarantee
Now it will be legally necessary to increase the pension of about one crore people taking social security pension in the state by 15 percent every year. In this bill, there will be a provision to implement the Mahatma Gandhi Minimum Guarantee Scheme Act. The Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme will include a provision for giving pension of at least Rs 1000 every month to elderly, widow, single women. There will be a provision to provide employment for 125 days under MNREGA in villages and cities. The government has made provision of Rs 2500 crore extra budget for this scheme. Kathodi, Sahariya and specially abled people will get employment for 200 days instead of 100 days.

Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore had an argument with Minister Shanti Dhariwal.

Leader of Opposition Rajendra Rathore had an argument with Minister Shanti Dhariwal.

Guaranteed social security pension, 15% increase every year
Old age, specially abled, widow, single women come under the purview of social security pension guarantee. Social security pension guarantee will be increased at the rate of 15 per cent on every year basis from 2024-25. The pension will increase in two installments in a year. Every year 5 percent pension will increase in July and 10 percent pension in January.

Officers’ responsibility will be fixed
The responsibility of officers will be fixed for the right to guarantee social security pension. SDM in rural areas and EO of local body in urban areas will be given its responsibility. Separate rules will also be made to implement the pension guarantee law. The eligibility criteria of pensioners will be fixed. Provisions will also be made for its approval process, grant of pension and withholding of pension.

State Advisory Board will be formed
An advisory board will be formed at the state level under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to make rules for the minimum guarantee scheme. In this, the Department of Rural Development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Autonomous Governance Department, Planning Department, Finance Department will have members at the level of Secretary or Principal Secretary.

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