Measurers for Employment Generation 2019
Employment generation coupled with improving employability is the priority concern of the Government. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme viz. “Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)” in the statutory towns to reduce poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them access to gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, for improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis. The mission also aims at building strong grassroot level institutions of the urban poor. Further, the mission aims at providing shelter equipped with essential services to the urban homeless. In addition, the Mission also aims at addressing livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces, institutional credit, social security, etc. Details of no. of skill trained candidates placed under (EST&P), beneficiaries assisted for setting up Individual/ Group micro enterprises (SEP(I&G)) and no. of SHGs disbursed loans under SHG- Bank Linkage programme under DAY-NULM since 2014-15 till date (As on 05.12.2018) is given at Annexure.
Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) has been initiated by Government for facilitating self-employment. Under PMMY collateral free loans upto Rs. 10 lakh, are extended to small/micro business enterprises and to individuals to enable them to setup or expand their business activities. Under PMMY, as on 30.11.2018, the number of loans sanctioned is 14.75 core.
Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana has been initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the year 2016-17 for incentivizing employers for employment generation. Under this scheme, Government is paying the entire employer’s contribution (12 % or as admissible) towards the EPS and EPF for all sectors w.e.f. 01.04.2018 to all eligible new employees for the next 3 years from the date of registration of the new employee. Till 31st December, 2018, benefits have been given to 1.21 lakh establishments covering 98.38 lakh beneficiaries.