Jaya takes charge as CM for 6th time
Jaya takes charge as CM for 6th time, clears 5 file, reduce working hours of TASMAC shops
AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa, who defied a 32-year history to return to power for a second consecutive term, Monday took oath as Chief Minister for the sixth time at a function in which DMK was also present,
Minutes after she was sworn in, Jayalalithaa today ordered a slew of measures aimed at fulfilling her electoral promises including waiving crop loans of farmers and free units of electricity to consumers.
Also, she ordered close down 500 TASMAC shops across the States. Besides, the working hours of liquor outlets have been reduced from the earlier 10 am to 10 pm to 12 noon to 10 pm. This will come into effect from tomorrow.
One among the orders will pave way for 100 unit free power to households. This will come into effect from today and because of this, the government will incur an expenditure of Rs 1607 crore every year.
Another order was for increasing gold allocation from 4 to 8 grams for women beneficiaries under the Thallikku Thangam Scheme (Gold for ‘Mangalsutra’). Another order will increase the free electricity being given to weavers from 200 to 750 units.
A state government release recalled that Jayalalithaa said last week (after her party emerged triumphant in the elections) that she would show her gratitude to people by honouring poll promises.
“As soon as assuming charge as Chief Minister, she has implemented the above schemes and stuck to her words,” it said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted Jayalalithaa on her assumption of office and said the Centre would work closely with the new government.
“Congratulations to Jayalalithaaji and her team on taking oath. Centre will work closely with new Govt. for progress of TN,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.