Rajasthan Assembly passed the 'Rajasthan Minimum Guaranteed Income Bill, 2023'

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The Rajasthan Assembly passed the 'Rajasthan Minimum Guaranteed Income Bill, 2023', which aims to guarantee wages or pension to every adult in the state.

An Overview of the News

  • The bill provides guaranteed employment of 125 days per year and a minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000 to all households, including in urban and rural areas.

  • Both urban and rural households, regardless of their background, would benefit from employment guarantee and pension provisions.

  • There will be an annual automatic increase of 15 per cent in the minimum pension amount due to inflation and cost of living.

  • The bill is considered historic and matchless, as it addresses poverty and enhances social security measures for the state's population.

  • The beneficiaries of the bill will also get additional benefits like free medical treatment, accident insurance, free electricity and subsidised gas cylinders, which will further improve their financial condition.

About Rajasthan

  • It is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast; Madhya Pradesh in the southeast; and Gujarat in the southwest.

  • Rajasthan is also home to three national tiger reserves, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.

  • The state was formed on 30 March 1949 when Rajputana was merged with the Dominion of India.

Capital- Jaipur

District -33 (7 Circle)

Governor - Kalraj Mishra

Chief Minister - Ashok Gehlot (INC)

State Legislature - Unicameral

Legislative Assembly -Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (200 seats)

Rajya Sabha - 10 seats

Lok Sabha - 25 seats

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