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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Cabinet approves Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana

By Rajan Nath -- December 09, 2020 8:12 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) to boost employment in the formal sector and incentivize the creation of new employment opportunities during the Covid recovery phase under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0.

Cabinet has approved an expenditure of Rs. 1,584 crore for the current financial year and Rs.22,810 crore for the entire Scheme period i.e. 2020-2023.

Cabinet approved Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana to boost employment in during the Covid recovery phase under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0.

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The salient features of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana, under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0, are as follows:

  • The government will provide a subsidy for two years in respect of new employees engaged on or after 1st October 2020 and up to June 30, 2021.
  • The government of India will pay both 12 percent employees' contribution and 12 percent employers' contribution i.e. 24 percent of wages towards EPF in respect of new employees in establishments employing up to 1000 employees for two years,.

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  • The govt will pay only employees' share of EPF contribution i.e. 12 percent of wages in respect of new employees in establishments employing more than 1000 employees for two years.

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  • An employee drawing a monthly wage of less than Rs. 15000/- who was not working in any establishment registered with the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) before October 1, 2020, and did not have a Universal Account Number or EPF Member account number prior to October 1, 2020, will be eligible for the benefit.

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  • Any EPF member possessing Universal Account Number (UAN) drawing monthly wage of less than Rs. 15000/- who made exit from employment during Covid pandemic from 01.03.2020 to 30.09.2020 and did not join employment in any EPF covered establishment up to 30.09.2020 will also be eligible to avail benefit.
  • EPFO will credit the contribution in Aadhaar seeded account of members in an electronic manner.
  • EPFO shall develop software for the scheme and also develop a procedure that is transparent and accountable at their end.

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  • EPFO shall work out modality to ensure that there is no overlapping of benefits provided under ABRY with any other scheme implemented by EPFO.

-PTC News

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