Chhattisgarh government to provide monthly allowance to educated unemployed from April 1

Raipur: On March 6, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, announced a new plan in the legislative assembly to provide unemployment benefits to educated unemployed individuals. Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 who have registered in employment and registration centers and have passed 12th grade, and whose family’s annual income is less than Rs 2.5 lakhs, will be eligible to receive unemployment benefits of up to Rs. 2500 per month for a maximum of two years. The state has allocated a new provision of Rs 250 crore for this.

Officials informed that approval has been given to provide a monthly allowance of Rs 2,500 to educated unemployed people in the state from April 1. The order has been issued and information has been sent to the Chief Secretary’s office, the Governor’s office, and all employment officers in the state.

Eligibility: Under this scheme, educated unemployed youth will receive the financial grant for one year. If they are unable to find employment within one year, the duration can be extended for another year. However, the period cannot exceed two years in any case. The applicant must be a resident of Chhattisgarh. They must be between the ages of 18 and 35. They must have passed at least the 12th grade. They must be registered at a District Employment and Self-Employment Center or have a job registration that is not more than two years old. The applicant must not have any source of income, and the total annual income of their family must not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakhs. This includes income from the applicant’s spouse or parents.

Meanwhile, in the same legislative assembly session 11 days ago, MLA Rajneesh Singh asked the government in his written question, “How many unemployed are registered in the state? How many unemployed or educated unemployed are registered in the state? Of these, how many people have been employed in government or private sectors?”

In the written response to this question, the state’s Higher Education Minister Umesh Patel provided information that unemployed individuals are not registered through the District Employment and Self-Employment Guidance Center, but rather individuals seeking employment are registered. Registered individuals are kept for a period of 3 years. As of February 7, 2023, 18,791,26 people are registered. From 2019 until now, a total of 33,333 people have been employed in the government sector, and 50,725 people have been employed in the private sector.

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