Swarna Jayanthi Shahari Rozgar Yojana


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Swarna Jayanthi Shahari Rozgar Yojana

INTRODUCTION:

The Swarna Jayanthi Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) shall sheek to provide gainful employment to the Urban unemployed or underemployed poor through encouraging the setting up of self-employment ventures or provision of wage employment. This programme will rely on creation of Suitable community structures on the UBSP pattern and delivery of inputs under this programme shall be through the medium of urban local bodies and such community structures.

The Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana shall be funded on a 75:25 basis between the Centre and the States.

The Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana shall consist of two special schemes, namely-

(i) The Urban Self-Employment Programme (USEP)

(ii) The Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP)


SALIENT FEATURES: :

The Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana shall rest on a foundation of community empowerment. Rather than relying on the traditional method of top down implementation, this programme shall rely on establishing and promoting community organisations and structures to provide supporting and facilitating mechanism for local development. Towards this end community organisation like Neighborhoods Groups (NHGs), Neighborhood Committee (NHCs), and Community Development Societies (CDSs), shall be set up in the target areas based on the UBSP pattern (Annexure IV). The CDSs shall be the focal point for purposes of identification of beneficiaries, preparation of applications, monitoring of recovery, and generally providing whatever other support is necessary to the programme. The CDSs will also identify viable project suitable for that particular area.

These CDSs may also set themselves up as Thrift and Credit societies to encourage community savings, as also other group activities. However, Thrift and Credit societies may be set up separate from the CDSs as well. These bodies will try to link local resource generation efforts with wider institutional finance. It is expected that these bodies will be registered under the Societies Registration act or other appropriate Acts to provide them direct access to funds under various schemes as also a wider finance and credit base. A maximum expenditure at the rate of Rs. 100 per member for the first year, and Rs. 75 per member for each subsequent year will be allowed for activities connected with the CDSs. The CDS, being a federation of different community based organisations, shall be the nodal agency for this programme. It is expected that they will lay emphasis on providing the entire gamut of social section inputs to their areas including, but not limited to, health, welfare, education, etc. through establishing convergence between schemes being implemented by different line departments within their jurisdiction.