Ministry of Labour & Employment

Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana

Posted On: 24 MAR 2021 3:22PM by PIB Delhi

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:-

  1. The rate of relief has been doubled from 25 per cent to 50 per cent average per day earning of employee.
  2. 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.
  3. Claim shall become due 30 days after date of unemployment. Earlier this period was 90 days.
  4. 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:

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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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