Union Cabinet of India approved the Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) with an outlay of 5142.08 crore rupees.
Narendra Modi led NDA government on 5th September announced implementation of ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) scheme for the ex-servicemen. The decision will be applicable to over 24 lakh ex-servicemen and 6 lakh war widows in the country.
Union Cabinet approved release of wages directly into the account of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) workers. The decision is aimed at further streamlining the flow of funds and to empower state governments to deliver entitlements as per the objectives of the Act.