This is the first state in India to provide pension and food benefits to the transgender community

Odisha has become the first state in the country to provide food grains, pension, health, education and housing benefits to the transgender community, thus including them in the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category. The step has been taken to empower the transgender community. Objectives A lack of access to education and employment chances has meant…

Bihar- Second State to Ratify GST Bill

Bihar became the first non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state to ratify the constitutional amendment bill needed to roll out the proposed goods and services tax (GST) on Tuesday. Its legislative assembly and council approved the landmark legislation, making it only second to BJP-ruled Assam which ratified it last week.The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) needs…

Tele-Law Free Legal Consultation in Uttar Pradesh

The Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology launched the ‘Tele-Law’ scheme. The free legal consultation plan was launched by the Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The scheme would allow access to justice and empowerment of the poor. The Para Legal Volunteers (PLVs) and the Common Services…

Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme in Punjab

Launched on the 6th of June 2017 by the Government of Punjab under the name of ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ with a resolve to provide cheaper and quality technical education to the students of the state who have performed meritoriously and come from a poor family background. The scheme was launched under the Chief Minister…