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Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

The scheme Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana was introduced by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) on pilot basis for a period of 2 years w.e.f. 01.07.2018 for providing relief to the Insured Persons (IPs) who have become unemployed. Under this scheme relief in the form of cash compensation to the extent of 25 per cent of the average per day earning was paid upto a maximum of 90 days of unemployment subject to conditions that the employee should have completed two years of Insurable employment and has contributed not less than Seventy-Eight (78) days in each of the four consecutive contribution periods immediately preceding to the claim of the relief.

Since its inception till 18.03.2021, a total of 43299 beneficiaries have availed relief under the scheme and an amount of Rs.57.18 crore has been disbursed.

State/Union Territory wise details of claim and payment made under the scheme during 01.07.2018 to 18.03.2021 are given below.

The scheme has been extended for the period from 01.07.2020 to 30.06.2021. In order to provide benefit to the IPs who have become unemployed during Covid-19 pandemic, the rate of relief has been enhanced and the eligibility conditions have been relaxed as follows for the IPs who became unemployed from 24.03.2020 onwards:-

  • The rate of relief has been doubled from 25 per cent to 50 per cent average per day earning of employee.
  • The Insured Person should have been in insurable employment for a minimum period of two years immediately before his/ her unemployment and should have contributed for not less than 78 days in the contribution period immediately preceding the unemployment and minimum 78 days in one of the remaining three contribution periods in two years prior to unemployment. Earlier this condition was a minimum contribution of 78 days in four contribution periods prior to unemployment with minimum two years insurable employment.
  • Claim shall become due 30 days after date of unemployment. Earlier this period was 90 days.
  • The claim of the IP need not be forwarded by the employer. The claim may be submitted by an IP in the prescribed claim form duly completed online or directly to the branch office.

The following measures have been taken by the Ministry for welfare of the unemployed in the country:

  • The Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana (ABRY) Scheme has been launched by the Government to incentivize creation of new employment along with social security benefits and restoration of loss of employment during Covid-19 pandemic. This scheme, being implemented through the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), reduces the financial burden of the employers of various sectors/industries including Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and encourages them to hire more workers. Under ABRY, the government is crediting for a period of two years, both the employees’ share (12% of wages) and employers’ share (12% of wages) of contribution payable or only the employees’ share, depending on employment strength of the EPFO registered establishments.
  • The Ministry is also implementing the National Career Service (NCS) Project as a Mission Mode Project to provide a variety of employment related services in the country like job matching, career counseling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, internships, etc. These services are available online on the National Career Service Portal (www.ncs.gov.in) and accessible by all users including job-seekers, employers, skill providers, career counsellors etc.
State/UT Wise details of claims and payment made under ABVKY during the period 01.07.2018 to 18.03.2021
S. No. State/Union Territory Total claims received Approved Claims Approved amount
1. Himachal Pradesh 992 623 8332562
2. Karnataka 4937 3229 46860455
3. Punjab 2424 1491 18617965
4. Uttarakhand 1187 554 7162513
5. Haryana 5979 1751 22849924
6. Assam 326 237 2974008
7. Rajasthan 4837 3235 41077152
8. Jammu & Kashmir 260 165 1480306
9. Uttar Pradesh 5965 2888 39647355
10. West Bengal 1149 690 9461380
11. Nagaland 1 1 21637
12. Bihar 653 466 5259276
13. Delhi 4323 2619 46204397
14. Jharkhand 422 185 2215305
15. Sikkim 2 0 0
16. Tripura 14 14 114450
17. Mizoram 6 5 30825
18. Gujarat 2265 1498 19809040
19. Andhra Pradesh 10693 8081 89842174
20. Odisha 648 318 3370491
21. Tamil Nadu 5221 3463 43386600
22. Madhya Pradesh 2810 1943 24615791
23. Maharashtra 6238 4356 61919164
24. Goa 597 355 5681094
25. Chhattisgarh 594 354 4108174
26. Telangana 3942 2407 34087064
27. Kerala 2940 2126 29208122
28. Puducherry 334 245 3496974
Total 69759 43299 571834198

This information was given by Minister of State (I/C) for Labour & Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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