Unemployment allowance disbursement begins in Chhattisgarh | Raipur News


RAIPUR: Ahead of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has fulfilled yet another promise, the Congress party’s 2018-19 ‘Janghoshna Patr‘ had made, by transferring the unemployment allowance amounting to Rs 16 crore directly in the bank accounts of 66,265 unemployed youths of the state on Sunday.
The chief minister also promised that there will be only advertisements related to recruitment in the newspapers once the hurdles of reservation bills, which are pending for the Raj Bhawan’s assent, are removed.
Encouraging the youths through a virtual event organised to transfer the amount, the chief minister said that the state government has prepared an action plan aimed at employment for all. The chief minister hoped that the amount transferred to them will help them in their preparations for the various competitive examinations. “However, I will be happy in a real sense when these youths will get employment. We have prepared a six-month action plan for the training of youths. We are also well prepared for the recruitment,” said the chief minister.
Appreciating the skill development, technical education and employment department for taking up the challenge to complete the action plan within a month, the chief minister expected that the hurdles of reservation bills will be removed soon and subsequently the door will open for new recruitments.
The chief minister interacted virtually with the beneficiaries of the unemployment allowance scheme across the state. Hitesh from Surguja told the chief minister that the Rs 2500 he received online will help in further studies. Megha Khandekar told the chief minister that he will make better use of this amount
Komal from Koriya district said that she is pursuing her M.Sc and she wants to become a teacher. She will use this amount in her study. The Chief Minister expressed happiness. Priyanka Paikra of Surguja told the chief minister that she will prepare for competitive examinations with this money and pledged to become a deputy collector or collector one day.
So far, more than 1.27 lakh applications have been received on the Berojgari Bhatta portal of the state government, said the chief minister adding about 70,000 youths have been found eligible under the scheme.
The Chhattisgarh government had promised to give Rs 2500 each to the eligible unemployed educated youths of the state from April 1 and set certain criteria for the same. Those who have passed the 12th standard and are unemployed will be entitled to a monthly allowance of Rs 2500, provided their family’s annual income is less than Rs 2.5 lakh. One one member of a family will be entitled to an unemployment allowance and if a person concerned did not get a job in a year, the payment of allowance would be extended for one more year, the notification said adding that anyone who declines a job offer from the government or private sector will become ineligible for the allowance benefit.

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