Haryana increases unemployment allowance

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Chandigarh, Mar 31 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a substantial increase in the unemployment allowance being paid to the registered unemployed science graduates, post-graduates and 10+2 pass in science stream.

Mr Hooda also announced that all the registered unemployed women in the state, irrespective of the stream would be given 50 per cent higher unemployment allowance than men.

The Chief Minister said that unemployed registered candidates who are 10+2 pass in science stream would now get Rs 450 per month instead of Rs 300 per month as unemployment allowance.

Similarly, registered unemployed science graduates and post-graduates would get Rs 750 per month rather than Rs 500 as unemployment allowance, while all registered unemployed women in the state would now get 50 per cent higher unemployment allowance than what they were getting.

He said that this steps had been taken to popularise science subjects among the students.

The Chief Minister said that owing to this increase in the unemployment allowance, the State Exchequer would incur an additional expenditure of approximately Rs 1.70 crore per annum.

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