Karnataka: State cabinet will implement all five promises in this financial year
Karnataka State Cabinet has decided to implement all the five guarantees during this financial year. Briefing the media persons after the cabinet meeting today, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gave details on the guarantees.
Gruha Jyothi guarantee that ensures 200 units free electricity will be applicable from August electricity bill. Gruha Lakshmi that guarantees 2000 rupees every month to the women head of a household will start from 15th August.
The third guarantee of Anna Bhagya will come into force from July 1st.
The fourth guarantee called Shakti will come into force from 11thJuly when free bus travel will be available to women passengers.
The fifth guarantee of Yuva Nidhi that will give 3000 rupees to the unemployed graduates and 1500 rupees to the diploma holders for 24 months will be implemented as and when the beneficiaries submit their application.
These five guarantees were promised by the Congress party before the Assembly election in the state. As promised the Congress government has taken a cabinet decision to implement five guarantees. However it has said that these will be subject to conditions.
Under Griha Jyothi, the annual average of electricity usage will be taken and if the average crosses 200 units one has to pay the electricity bill. Under Gruha Lakshmi, Aadhar and bank account number has to be submitted and subjected to verification of the Government department. Under Shakti free bus travel,
AC and luxury buses are exempted from this benefit. The free travel benefit in the public Corporation buses will be restricted to the travel within the state. Former Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that the announcements made today by CM are marked by ambiguity.