GANDHI SHRAMIK KALYAN YOJANA
Launched from 1st April,2005
pursuance of the powers conferred upon it under Section 19 of the ESI Act, 1948
(34 of 1948), the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, today, the 27th day
of February, 2005, at its 131st meeting held at New Delhi, resolves
to introduce an unemployment allowance scheme from 1st day of April,
2005. The scope, eligibility and other conditions of the scheme are as under: -
Scope of the Scheme
insured person going out of insurable employment involuntarily on or after 1st
April, 2005, on account of closure of a factory or establishment, retrenchment,
or permanent invalidity arising out of non-employment injury, after being in an
insurable employment and contributed under the scheme for five or more years,
shall be entitled to claim unemployment allowance for a maximum period of 6
months during his/her entire service.
the purpose of the scheme, (i) The terms, ‘closure’ and ‘retrenchment’
shall have the meanings assigned to them under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947
(14 of 1947), and according to provisions of sub-section-(24) of Section-2 of
the ESI Act, 1948; and (ii) The term “permanent invalidity” shall mean
permanent disability arising out of non-employment injury of 50% or more, as
certified by a Medical Board constituted by the Central or State Governments.
insured person should qualify for Sickness Benefit in the benefit period
corresponding to last four Contribution periods immediately preceding the date
Rate of Unemployment Allowance
daily rate of unemployment allowance
shall be the “standard benefit rate” as specified in the table of Standard
Benefit Rates under Rule-54 of ESI (Central) Rules, 1950, corresponding to the
average daily wage drawn by the said insured person during the last four
completed contribution periods, immediately preceding the date of unemployment.
Duration of Unemployment Allowance
maximum period, for which an insured person shall be entitled to draw
unemployment allowance during his entire insurable employment, shall be six
allowance can be availed in one spell or in different spells of not less than
the period for which a person is entitled for unemployment allowance, he shall
also be eligible for medical care for himself and his/her family from the ESI
Dispensaries, ESI panel clinics and ESI hospitals to which he/she was attached
prior to the date of loss of employment, based on a separate authorization by
the Branch Manager making the cash allowance payment.
The allowance shall be payable in the form of a monthly payment by the
Branch Office of the ESIC where he/she was registered prior to loss of
employment, on submission of a claim in the prescribed form duly supported by
relevant documents. The claim shall
be subject to verification and fulfillment of eligibility conditions.”
Scheme has been named as the Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana and hereinafter
it will be known as such.
under Section 7 of the ESI Act, 1948.
(Ajay Dua )