The Union Cabinet approved a Rs 1,584 crore self-reliant Bharat Rozgar Yojana for the current financial year as well as a public Wi-Fi network (PM-Vani). On 9th December 2002.
For the entire period of Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana till 2023, Rs. 22,810 crore has been sanctioned and about 59 lakh employees will benefit from this scheme. The government will provide two years grant for provident fund contribution under this scheme to new employees hired on or after 1st October 2020 and till 30th June 2021.
The government will pay for both the 12 per cent employee contribution and the 12 per cent employer contribution. Employees Provident Fund
The association will deposit the amount electronically in the Aadhaar-linked account of the members.
Also, the Cabinet has taken an important decision to boost the growth of public Wi-Fi networks in the country, said Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Public Wi-Fi networks will be set up to provide public Wi-Fi services through public data offices without charging any license fees. This network will be called PM-Vani.
Reference: Air News