Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : In order to ensure smooth implementation of “Unemployment Allowance Scheme-2017” the Cabinet today accorded approval to hire 140 data entry operators on outsource basis (as may be required) and creation of 20 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) to be filled upon contract basis.
The Cabinet meeting was presided over by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.
The Chief Minister to fulfill his budget promise, had announced Unemployment Allowance Scheme-2017 wherein the person should be unemployed, should have passed plus two from any board/university recognized by the H.P. Government and should be registered with any employment exchange as on date of application for one year.
The other conditions to be eligible for unemployment allowance includes the annual financial income from all sources including their spouses for the financial years preceding date of application should be less than two lakh and the age should be above 20 years and below 35 years besides he/she should not have been dismissed from government services.
Approval was accorded to implement Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Kaushal Yojna (DDU-GKY) under National Rural Livelihood Mission. It was also decided that the concurrence of the State Government for contributing 10 per cent share of the cost of the above scheme be given to Government of India and 15000 youths would be trained and their placements would be ensured.
Rs. 300 crore scheme (for three years) would aimed to diversify income of poor rural youths and to cater to their occupational aspiration by focusing on skilling and placement in the formal sector so that they get jobs with regular monthly basis which would be above the minimum wages. The beneficiaries will include youth from BPL families and those who have given 35 days of regular employment under MNREGA. The government has received a sum of Rs. 150 crore as of now. Apart from this, 61 posts would be created on contractual basis of different categories.