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5 lakh Jharkhand students to get free books and uniforms

State Cabinet gives nod to restructuring of Finance Commission

Rs 203 cr to be spent on building houses for 70 MLAs, ministers

Panchayat duty workers to get daily allowance

Mail News Service

Ranchi, May 11: Jharkhand Cabinet here on Wednesday decided to give free books and uniforms to students up to class XII. It also decided to restructure the Jharkhand State Finance Commission. This would expedite rural development across the state.

As per the proposal, the new Finance Commission would have one chairperson and two members who would be nominated by the government. Each member will have a tenure of two years. In case any of the members attains 65 years of age, their tenure would come to an end.

Sources said the Cabinet approved a total of 19 proposals in today’s meeting. In its major decision, the Cabinet decided to give free books and uniforms to around five lakh students of the state. The beneficiaries will be those studying in class IX, X, XI and XII. This would greatly help the poor rural families and motivate students to be regular in schools, sources said.

The Cabinet also decided to give daily allowance to the employees deputed on Panchayat election duty. In other important decisions, the Cabinet gave nod to a proposal for constructing the residences of 70 MLAs at an expense of Rs 203 crore. Separate bungalows would be built for the state Cabinet ministers and identical houses would be made for 70 legislators at Kute, sources said.

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