decision will benefit about 22,808 patients.
It said that the monthly financial assistance of Rs 3,000 provided under the scheme will be in addition to the
benefits the eligible applicant is getting under any other social security pension scheme. The statement said that
eligible patients will be given financial assistance at the same rate as old age honor allowance. It said that initially
the patients will get a monthly assistance of Rs 2,750, while from january 2024 this amount will increase to Rs
3,000. Earlier, during the inauguration of Atal cancer Care Center (ACCC) in Ambala Cantt, the Chief Minister
had announced pension for third and fourth stage cancer patients.
Communication and connectivity infrastructure amendment policy also approved
Amendment Policy- 2023 to increase the availability of high-quality technology and communication
infrastructure across the state. An official statement said that the revised policy has been brought in place of the
Communication and Connectivity Policy- 2017. It follows the revised ‘Indian Telegraph Right of Way’ rules
notified by the Union Ministry of Communications (Department of Telecommunications) in 2022. The decision
encourages integration of cutting-edge technological advancements in the telecom sector, including innovative
business models such as ‘Fibre to the Home’ (FTTH) and ‘Open Access Network’ (OAN).