On seventh June 2023, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya slammed the Congress authorities in Karnataka for the stringent phrases and circumstances utilized to the Grih Lakshmi Yojana. This scheme ensures a direct profit switch of Rs 2000 per 30 days to the financial institution accounts of girls heads of households within the southern state.
Grih Lakshmi Yojana was one of many 5 key guarantees made by Congress in its election manifesto earlier than the just lately held Karnataka state meeting elections. However, in its manifesto, the Congress occasion didn’t clearly point out the phrases and circumstances of this scheme. It solely promised Rs 2000 per 30 days direct profit switch to each girl head of the household.
The Karnataka state authorities has now put strict phrases and circumstances to qualify to be the beneficiary of this scheme. According to this, if the lady or husband is an revenue taxpayer or a GST refund claimant, then the lady just isn’t eligible to get the advantages of this scheme. This robotically excludes many of the ladies who’re entrepreneurs, or wives of entrepreneurs. This additionally robotically excludes the wives of private-sector or government-sector workers who file revenue tax returns. This additionally excludes the ladies who work in both the non-public or authorities sector.
Tejasvi Surya tweeted, “Another day, another betrayal to people of Karnataka by Congress. After promising Rs 2,000 per month to the woman head of every family Siddarmaiah’s government has released its long list of conditions – leaving out Govt & Private Employees, entrepreneurs & those filing I-T returns or getting GST refunds. In other words, a significant portion of the state’s women, who were promised Rs 2,000 every month, have been left out.”
Another day, one other betrayal to individuals of Karnataka by Congress.
After promising Rs 2,000 per 30 days to the lady head of each household, Sri @Siddaramaiah Govt has launched its lengthy listing of circumstances – leaving out Govt & Private Employees, entrepreneurs & these submitting I-T… pic.twitter.com/yMskv2d19W
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) June 7, 2023
Though the Grih Lakshmi Yojana consists of ladies from each above-poverty-line and below-poverty-line lessons, the situation to exclude working ladies or wives of presidency and personal workers considerably reduces the full efficient attain of the scheme. Earlier, this scheme was embroiled in one other controversy when it was not made clear as to who needs to be referred to as a lady head of the household. there have been complaints of clashes between the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law over getting the direct profit transfers to their respective financial institution accounts.
While giving an evidence for this confusion, Karnataka’s minister for girls and little one welfare, Lakshmi Hebbalkar mentioned, “It’s up to the family to decide. This amount should be given to the mother-in-law under the Grih Dhanlaxmi scheme. There is an Indian tradition that the owner or senior woman of the house is the head of the family. She can also give the amount to her daughter-in-law if she wishes.”