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2017-08-09

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana: Starred Question in Loksabha

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

(a) the aims and objectives of the "Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana" in the country along with the achievements made thereunder so far;
(b) the number of industries/employers incentivized for promotion of employment generation in the country under the said Yojana since inception along with the number of beneficiaries therefrom, Industry, State/UT-wise;
(c) the details of the funds provided by the Government and utilised by the States to implement the said Yojana since inception, State/UT-wise; and

(d) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government to enhance/create job opportunities in the country along with the achievements thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 212                                           ANSWERED ON: 31.07.2017

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

BHARTRUHARI MAHTAB

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) the aims and objectives of the "Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana" in the country along with the achievements made thereunder so far;
(b) the number of industries/employers incentivized for promotion of employment generation in the country under the said Yojana since inception along with the number of beneficiaries therefrom, Industry, State/UT-wise;
(c) the details of the funds provided by the Government and utilised by the States to implement the said Yojana since inception, State/UT-wise; and
(d) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government to enhance/create job opportunities in the country along with the achievements thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) to (d) OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *212 DUE FOR REPLY ON 31.07.2017 BY SHRI BHARTRUHARI MAHTAB, M.P. REGARDING “PRADHAN MANTRI ROJGAR PROTSAHAN YOJANA”

(a) to (d): The Ministry of Labour & Employment is implementing “Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana” from 2016-17 with the objective of incentivising industry for promoting employment generation with a budget allocation of Rs. 1000 crore. Under this scheme employers would be provided an incentive to enhance employment where the Government will pay the employer’s contribution of 8.33% EPS for the new employees for a period of 3 years. In textiles sector (apparel and made-ups), the Government will also pay the 3.67% EPF contribution of employers in addition to paying the 8.33% EPS contribution. Benefits under the scheme are available from 09th August, 2016 and over 5573 establishments have availed benefits covering over 2.99 lakh new employees. This scheme has been approved till the terminal year of the 14th Finance Commission. The State/UT-wise distribution is at Annex-I. 

The PMRPY scheme is being implemented centrally through the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and no funds are ear-marked/ allotted to States.

In addition, Government has taken various steps for generating employment in the country like encouraging private sector of economy, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on 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 Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) run by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. The progress made is given in the following table:


Sl. No Name of the Schemes/ Programme 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
1 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (MGNREGA)
No. of persondays Generated (In lakh) 16628.59 23514.53 23576.46
2 Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP)
(Estimated No. of employment generated ) 357502 323362 407840
3 Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)
Number of employment created 98564 92688 236324
4 Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)
No. of candidates settled 54196 134744 84900

Government has also implemented the National Career Service having a portal (www.ncs.gov.in) for online registration and posting of jobs for job-seekers and provide other employment related services. There are 3.9 crore job-seekers and 14.87 lakh establishments registered with the portal. Around 540 job fairs have been organized during 2016-17 through the career centres.

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