The Fact News Service,
Panchkula, May 18,
Panchayat elections could be held any time after that, but the budget session of the assembly and then the second wave of Corona has pushed the panchayat election forward. The government can now conduct panchayat elections at any time after the impact of the second wave of Corona. For this, the government is preparing the base in the villages. On the other hand, the state government has given very good news to the rural chowkidar, and now they will come under the ambit of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF). Taking a major decision on Monday amidst the lockdown, the Haryana government has announced the facility of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) for rural chowkidars. More than seven thousand rural Chowkidars will be benefited from this decision of the government. Rural Chowkidars will be given the benefit of EPF at the rate of 12 percent per annum.
This decision will cost the exchequer Rs.77 million. There are 7017 registered rural chowkidars in the villages in the state. Apart from performing various types of made in the village, the watchman’s role in witnessing and identification of events in the village is important. The record of deaths in the village is also kept by the chowkidars. Manohar Sarkar had given uniforms and other necessities to rural chowkidars during the first term. The allowance given to the chowkidars was also regularized. Giving a big relief, the government has decided to give the benefit of employee provident fund to the rural watchmen, so that their social security can be ensured. A proposal to this effect has been approved by Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Monday. This is the second time within a week that the government has facilitated rural representatives. Earlier, it was announced to give smartphones to 23 thousand 375 number holders in the state by including them in the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.