Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. Economy Current Affairs |  

Union Budget 2014-15: Weaker Sections

Jul 11, 2014 17:34 IST

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley on 10 July 2014 presented Union Budget 2014-15. the Union Budget introduced new scheme Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna for tribals, National level institutes for Universal Inclusive Design, Mental Health Rehabilitation and a Centre for Disability Sports to be established.

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
• An amount of 50548 crore rupees is proposed under the SC Plan and 32387 crore rupees under TSP.
• For the welfare of the tribals Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna launched with an initial allocation of 100 crore.

Senior Citizen & Differently Abled Persons
• Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) to be revived for a limited period from 15 August 2014 to 14 August 2015 for the benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above.
• A committee will to examine and recommend how unclaimed amounts with PPF, Post Office, saving schemes etc. can be used to protect and further financial interests of the senior citizens?
• Government notified a minimum pension of 1000 per rupees month to all subscriber members of EP Scheme. Initial provision of 250 crore rupees.
• Increase in mandatory wage ceiling of subscription to 15000 rupees. A provision of 250 crore rupees in the current budget.
• EPFO to launch the Uniform Account Number Service for contributing members.
• Scheme for Assistance to Disabled Persons for purchase/fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP) extended to include contemporary aids and assistive devices.
• National level institutes for Universal Inclusive Design, Mental Health Rehabilitation and a Centre for Disability Sports to be established.
• Assistance to State Governments to establish fifteen new Braille Presses and modernize ten existing Braille Presses.
• Government to print currency notes with Braille like signs for visibly challenged persons.

Is this article important for exams ? Yes252 People Agreed

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

Newsletter Signup
Follow us on
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK