Punjab govt includes few castes in Backward Classes list


Posted on:29 Sep 2016 09:27:09

Punjab govt includes few castes in Backward Classes list
29 September 2016 Current Affairs: The Punjab Government has approved the inclusion of Gosai/Goswami, Yadav/Aahir and Rabari Communities in the list of Backward Classes of the state.

The Cabinet also approved the recommendations of Cabinet sub-committee regarding the settlement of legacy food credit account. The committee recommended that the terms as approved by State Bank of India in its meeting held on September 20 has agreed to reduce the rate of interest from 9.26 per cent to 8.25 per cent.

The Cabinet also decided to extend the Bhagat Puran Singh Sehat Beema Yojna to provide health insurance to 40 lakh blue card holders, farmers, traders and labourer families.Which was expiring on October 31,

Henceforth the Cabinet gave its nod to extend this policy from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017.


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