Faced with an acute financial crunch,the Uttarakhand government has decided to reduce unemployment allowance compared to what was promised in the ruling Congresss election manifesto,official sources said on Sunday.
In its manifesto,the ruling party had promised to give unemployment allowance of Rs 750-1,500 depending upon the persons qualification.
However,a meeting of the state Cabinet here on Saturday night decided that there will be three broad categories of such allowance Rs 500 to intermediates,Rs 750 to graduates and Rs 1,000 to post-graduates.
For the benefit,youths must be in the 25-35 years age group and should have passed the 12th standard examination. Besides,they must have completed 4 years of registration with the unemployment exchange with effect from November 9,2012,and their family income should be less than Rs 1 lakh per annum.
BJP disagrees with Jethmalani
The BJP expressed disagreement with the views aired by its MP Ram Jethmalani in a letter to party president Nitin Gadkari alleging that party leaders are silent against corruption in UPA-II government and are instead engaged in infighting. Ram Jethmalani is a senior MP and we all have a lot of respect for him. But as chief spokesperson of the party I would like to say that the party does not agree with his views about the functioning of the organisation, Ravi Shankar Prasad said.