Union Cabinet decides to extend Pradhan Mantri Kalyan Anna Yojana PMGKAY (free ration) scheme for the next 3 months (December 2022).
The free grains are over and above the normal quota provided under the NFSA at a highly subsidised rate of Rs 2-3 per kg.
Union cabinet hikes Dearness Allowance (DA) by 4 per cent for central government employees and pensioners. The hike takes DA to 38 percent from current 34 percent.
It will benefit over 50 lakh government employees and about 62 lakh pensioners ahead of the festive season.
Union Cabinet approves the Indian Railways’ proposal for the re-development of three major railway stations – New Delhi, Ahmedabad and CSMT, Mumbai. The project involves an investment of approximately Rs 10,000 crores.
New Delhi railway station will integrate train services with buses, auto & metro rail services.
Ahmedabad railway station redesign inspired by Modera’s Sun temple.
CSMT’s heritage building won’t be touched but buildings nearby will be re-developed.