Industry status

Rajasthan Budget: Tourism Gets Industry Status; CM promises 100,000 jobs

The tourism sector in Rajasthan will be granted industry status in the state, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced on Wednesday during the presentation of the annual budget to the State Assembly here.

Gehlot also announced that it will provide 1 lakh jobs in the government sector.

Of these, 62,000 third-grade teachers will be recruited through REET-2022. Similarly, by opening 1,000 new Mahatma Gandhi English Middle Schools, new positions for 10,000 teachers will be created and filled.

A Special Operations Group (SOG) anti-cheating cell was announced in the budget to control cheating in recruitment exams.

The Chief Minister has further launched the Rajasthan Rural Tourism Scheme to promote tourism in rural areas.

Similarly, announcements of new RIICOs have been made and for their security, the RISFs will be trained on the model of the CISF. In this context, 2,000 security agents will be recruited.

A new sports academy will be opened in PPP mode under which coaches and physical teachers will get jobs.

Gehlot further announced that starting April 1, the wages of state contract workers would be increased by 20%.

The chief minister also proposed a ‘work from home’ scheme and said 20,000 women would be offered jobs while at home. Within this framework, women in the sewing, dyeing and handicraft sector will get jobs.

Gehlot also announced the Indira Gandhi Urban Job Guarantee Scheme under which jobs will be given to the unemployed in towns along the MNREGA lines. At the same time, in the MNREGA which is already operating in the villages, now instead of 100, 125 days of employment will be given. The state government will pay for the additional 25 days, he added.

As many as 3,820 secondary schools will be transformed into upper secondary schools, 1,000-1,000 Mahatma Gandhi English medium schools in rural and urban areas, 36 girls’ colleges will be opened in 19 districts of the state, the minister said in chief.

On the medical side, annual medical insurance coverage of Rs 10 lakh has been announced for each family in the Chiranjivi scheme, free treatment for cochlear implant, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant, Blood/Platelet/Plasma Transfusions, Limb Prosthesis (Bone Cancer) in Chiranjivi scheme has been promised with Cashless Outdoor (OPD) and Indoor (IPD) facilities in all government medical institutions.

Mukhyamantri Chiranjivi’s accidental insurance scheme has all been announced promising free accidental insurance cover up to Rs 5 lakh.



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