Jharkhand Rajya Khadya Suraksha Yojana (JRKSY) has been approved by the Jharkhand state cabinet on 8 September 2020. It is a separate scheme will guarantee monthly subsidized 5 Kg food grains to poor people. The new JRKSY scheme will cover around 18 lakh people who are covered by the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Under Jharkhand Rajya Khadya Suraksha Yojana, beneficiaries will get each kilogram of foodgrains at Rs. 1. Applications for JRKSY scheme can be made through online mode. The beneficiaries will be segregated on the basis of ward in urban local bodies, district, block and panchayat levels and their names will be published online.
The new JRKSY scheme will cost Rs. 213 crore per annum to the state exchequer. Currently, there are approx. 28 lakh people in Jharkhand who are out of the ambit of NFSA.
Jharkhand Rajya Khadya Suraksha Yojana (JRKSY) 2020
The important features and highlights of the new Jharkhand Khadya Suraksha Yojana are as follows:-
- The Jharkhand state cabinet has approved JRKSY Food Security Scheme on 8 September 2020.
- In this scheme, govt. will provide 5 Kg food grains per month at subsidized rates to poor people.
- The scheme will cover approx. 18 lakh beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA).
- Each beneficiary will get foodgrains at the cost of Rs. 1 per Kg.
- The online applications will be invited for enrollment in the JRKSY scheme at the state govt’s portal or a new dedicated portal.
- Jharkhand govt. will segregate beneficiaries based on ward in ULBs, district, block and panchayat levels.
- The names of the beneficiaries of the Jharkhand Rajya Khadya Suraksha Yojana will be published online.
- The state govt. will spend Rs. 213 crore on this food security scheme in Jharkhand.
Till date, there are more than 28 lakh people who are not covered in NFSA list of beneficiaries. All such people who are eligible can apply for ration card online or through offline mode to get enrolled in National Food Security Act.
Amendment in CrPC to Empower Courts
The state cabinet has approved an amendment to CrPC to enable courts to try an accused even when he / she is absconding. As pet the new regulations, the statements of witnesses can be recorded and documents can be examined even when the accused is not present during the court’s proceedings. 3 courts in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad which are prosecuting cases of economic offences were also empowered to take up cases of GST violations.
Renaming of College / Hospital
The state cabinet has approved a proposal to Pataliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in Dhanbad after late JMM leader Nirmal Mahto. In addition to this, Hazaribag Medical College and Hospital was renamed after tribal revolutionary Sheikh Bhikhari. The medical colleges in Dumka were renamed after tribal revolutionary Fulo Jhano and medical colleges in Palamu were renamed after tribal revolutionary Medini Ray.
Approval to COVID Pandemic Cess Rules 2020
Jharkhand govt. has also given its post-facto approval to the Jharkhand Mineral Bearing Land (Covid Pandemic Cess Rules 2020). These new rules mandates an additional cess of Rs. 100 per ton on mined minerals for accumulation in a special pandemic fund. The collected cess will meet the state’s efforts to combat the viral outbreak. The bill will be tabled in the upcoming assembly session.
Jharkhand Land Mutation Bill Approved
Another key proposal namely Jharkhand Land Mutation Bill 2020 has been approved. The land mutation bill aims at making “jamabandi” claims online and setting up of competent authorities for settlement of the claims at district levels. A new scheme to make government building barrier-free for movement of physically challenged visitors and employees was also approved. The state govt. will spend Rs 30 crore in the scheme for the disabled people to construct special toilets, ramps and signages at government buildings and complexes.SAVE AS PDF