Presenting a populist budget, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday announced a pension scheme for state government employees, a job guarantee scheme for urban areas, free electricity of up to 50 units for domestic users and free treatment in government hospitals, among other proposals.
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No new tax was imposed and relief worth Rs 1,500 crore was provided to all sectors in the budget presented by Gehlot in the Assembly.
Gehlot also announced the Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme to provide 100 days of employment to families in urban areas.
“Like always, we have taken care of every section of the society in the budget,? he said during the budget speech.
Fulfilling a major and long-pending demand of the state employees, Gehlot announced to restore the old pension scheme for employees appointed on and after January 1, 2004.
He said that after 2004, a provision of contributory pension was done under the…