2016-03-17

Social security to unemployed

Social security to unemployed

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2178                                                     ANSWERED ON-16.03.2016

Social security to unemployed

Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho
(a) the number of unemployed persons in the country at present;
(b) the year-wise and State-wise number of persons who had been provided with employment from Government during last three years;
(c) whether Government proposes to provide social security to these unemployed persons;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) whether Government proposes to bring those people within its ambit who have not been provided with employment within certain time period and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)
(a): As per the result of recent labour force survey on employment and unemployment conducted in 2011-12 by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the estimated number of unemployed persons in the country on usual status basis in 2011-12 were 1.06 crore. 


(b): Government has taken various steps for generating employment by implementing various schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) run by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) scheme run by Ministry of Rural Development and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) run by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and State-wise details of employment generated under these schemes are at Annex-I, Annex-II, Annex-III and Annex-IV respectively. 

(c) to (e): Government has launched three social security schemes pertaining to the Insurance and Pension sectors, namely Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to move towards creating a universal social security system. The schemes provide essential and affordable social protection to all citizens in a convenient manner linked to auto-debit facility from bank accounts and is applicable to all.
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