The Union Cabinet took some essential calls on Friday. The scheme of giving free rations to the poor has been further extended till December 2023. About 2 lakh crore rupees will be spent on this. Right now 81.35 crores of Indians are receiving rations under the National Food Security Act.
According to the information received, the cabinet has also agreed to the amendment in One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces. However, that defense personnel who have taken voluntary retirement after July 1, 2014, will not get this benefit.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal said after the meeting that the food grains given to the poor under the National Food Security Act will be given free of cost till December 2023 for the next year. The scheme implemented in March 2020 has been extended into 7 phases. Earlier in September, it was extended by three months.
If an officer had served in the defense forces for 15 years from 1985 to 2000 and another officer served from 1995 to 2010, both would get the same pension.
According to Union Minister Anurag Thakur, after the amendment, the arrears or arrears from July 2019 to June 2022 will also be given to the pension scheme. That is, a total of Rs 23,638.07 crore will be given.
The arrears will be paid in four half-yearly installments. The benefit of this will be given to the retirees and family pensioners from all the defense forces