Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
15-July-2009 15:51 IST
Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana

The Unemployment Allowance Scheme called ‘Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana’ for the Insured Persons who are rendered jobless due to retrenchment or closure of factory etc., or on permanent disablement of at least 40 per cent arising out of non-employment injury has been introduced with effect from 01.04.2005 by the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.

The Scheme has been reviewed and amendments have been made to cover more persons under the Scheme. The rate of unemployment allowance is 50 percent of the last pay drawn up to a period of one year. The Insured Person and his/her dependant family members are also entitled to medical care for a period of one year from the date of unemployment. For ensuring re-employability, Vocational Rehabilitation Skill Development Scheme has also been included in the Scheme. This allowance shall cease to be payable in case the Insured Person gets re-employment or attains the age of superannuation or 60 years, whichever is earlier.

So far 3881 people have been assisted by ESIS (Employees State Insurance Scheme) under the Unemployment Allowance Scheme.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Shri Harish Rawat in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.