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Puducherry polls: Statehood for UT, increase in Central grants find mention in NR Congress' manifesto

The party has promised to withdraw user charges for garbage collection. It would also fill up 9,500 vacant posts in various government departments.

Published: 31st March 2021 10:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st March 2021 10:15 PM   |  A+A-

NR Congress leader N Rangasamy filing nomination at Yanam constituency in Puducherry Union Territory on Wednesday. (Photo | G Pattabi Raman)

NR Congress leader N Rangasamy filing nomination at Yanam constituency in Puducherry Union Territory on Wednesday. (Photo | G Pattabi Raman)

By Express News Service

PUDUCHERRY: Ahead of elections in Puducherry, NR Congress said it would strive to secure statehood for Puducherry so that the rights of the elected government is protected.

The manifesto released by party President N Rangasamy this evening mentioned that will also seek an increase in Central grants to Puducherry, so as to ensure that financial requirements of the Union Territory are met.

The party has promised to withdraw user charges for garbage collection. It would also fill up 9,500 vacant posts in various government departments.

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On the education front, the party would grant 10 per cent reservation to government school students in medical education and also provide tablets and laptops to school students.

The party would extend health Health insurance benefits to  all families in Puducherry.

Financial assistance provided to students for studying medical and engineering will be expanded. The old-age pension will also be enhanced.

Additional funds will be allocated for conversion of huts to concrete houses.

Government PSUs, PASIC papsco, cooperative institutions as well as textile mills will be revived.



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