(Puducherry)Break Corona Chain With Weapon Given By PM Modi:Bedi
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Friday said Narendra Modi has given us the weapon to break its chain.
She said in a whatsapp message minutes after the Prime Minister’s appeal that “we should all kill the devil of corona virus together.”
In a video message broadcaset on Friday morning, Modi urged people to switch off lights of their homes at 9 pm for nine minutes on April 5 and light up lamps, candles, mobile flashlights to display the nation’s collective spirit to defeat coronavirus.
(New Delhi)Former CMs of J&K to get Pension Increase ₹25 K But Lose Perks @85K
According to a gazette notification on Wednesday, the government amended the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature Members’ Pension Act and increased the pension amount to Rs 75,000 per month from Rs 50,000.
Section 3-C of the act, under which former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir were entitled to various privileges and perks, has now been omitted.
With this amendment, the former chief ministers would not be entitled for rent-free furnished accommodation, expenditure to the limit of Rs 35,000 per annum for furnishing of the residential accommodation, free telephone calls up to the value of Rs 48,000 per annum, free electricity to the extent of Rs 1,500 per month, car, petrol, medical facilities, driver and personal assistant.
Four former chief ministers of the erstwhile state — Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — are alive and all of them are central government protectees.