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- On 31 May 2023, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel transferred an amount of Rs 32 crore 35 lakh 25 thousand to the account of 1,05,395 beneficiaries of the 'Unemployment Allowance Scheme' in a program organized at his residence office.
- Out of these, 66,185 beneficiaries, who were released the first instalment in the month of April, were released an amount of Rs 16 crore 54 lakh 62 thousand 500 as the second instalment today.
- An amount of Rs 12.75 crore was released as an instalment of unemployment allowance for both the months of April and May to 24,015 beneficiaries who had applied till 30 April 2023.
- Similarly an amount of Rs 3 crore 79 lakh 87 thousand 500 was released as the first instalment to 15,195 beneficiaries who had applied in May 2023.
- A total amount of Rs 48 crore 89 lakh 87 thousand 500 has been released as the first and second instalments to the beneficiaries of the unemployment allowance scheme.
- It is known that 39 percent of those receiving unemployment allowance are women, 61 percent are men, 83 percent are rural and 17 percent are urban beneficiaries.
- It is worth mentioning that the Chief Minister has started this scheme to give allowance to the unemployed candidates of Chhattisgarh, which has come into effect from 1 April 2023. Under this scheme, it is mandatory for the candidate to pass at least the 12th examination and must have registered for the last 2 years in the employment office. An income certificate is required.
- Under this scheme, the educated youth eligible for unemployment allowance will be given unemployment allowance for one year first. If a particular person is not able to get gainful employment in the said period of one year, then the period of unemployment allowance can be extended for one more year. In any case, this period shall not exceed two years.
- Eligibility criteria in the scheme-
- Must be a native of Chhattisgarh
- Age must be 18 - 35 years as of 1st April
- Should have passed 12th exam
- Has 2-year-old employment registration on April 1
- Annual income should not exceed Rs. 2,50,000/-
- Conditions of ineligibility in the scheme-
- Only one member from a family
- Families of former & current ministers, assembly members, mayors, urban bodies, district panchayat presidents
- Family members of government employees (except Class IV or Group-D employees)
- Families of pensioners with a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 or more
- Income tax payer family
- Families of professionals like engineers, doctors, lawyers, chartered accountants etc.
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