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MISA detainees in Rajasthan to get pension

Jaipur, Jan 3 (IANS) Rajasthan Friday announced the relaunch of a scheme in which the state will give pension to persons detained below the Maintenance of Internal Wellbeing Act (MISA) during the Emergency.

The choice was taken at a cabinet assembly presided over by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

Raje had announced the monthly pension to MISA detainees in 2008 when she was chief minister. But, her successor Ashok Gehlot ordered the scrapping of the scheme in 2009 when the Congress came to potential.

Minister Rajendra Rathore said: “It was resolute in the cabinet assembly that we will revive the pension scheme to benefit persons who were detained below MISA. Quantum of pension will be resolute soon.”

Launch of a special sanitation campaign across the state Jan 10-30 and review of some ordinances passed by the before regime were also among decisions taken in the assembly.

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