Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana 

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The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to relax the eligibility criteria and enhancement in the payment of unemployment benefit under Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana. 

What is Atal Bimit Vykati Kalyan Yojana? 

  • ESIC is implementing the Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyna Yojna under which unemployment benefit is paid to the workers covered under ESI Scheme. The ESI Corporation has decided to extend the scheme for one more year upto 30th June 2021. 
  • It has been decided to relax the existing conditions and the amount of relief for workers who have lost employment during the Covid-19 pandemic period. The enhanced relief under the relaxed conditions will be payable during the period of 24.03.2020 to 31st December 2020. 
  • Thereafter the scheme will be available with original eligibility condition during the period 01.01.2021 to 30.06.2021. Review of these conditions will be done after 31.12.2020 depending upon the need and demand for such relaxed condition. 

Proposed changes  

  • Eligibility criteria for availing the relief has been relaxed, as under: 
  • The payment of relief has been enhanced to 50% of average of wages from earlier 25% of average wages payable upto maximum 90 days of unemployment. 
  • Instead of the relief becoming payable 90 days after unemployment, it shall become due for payment after 30 days. 
  • The Insured Person can submit the claim directly to ESIC Branch Office instead of the claim being forwarded by the last employer and the payment shall be made directly in the bank account of IP. 
  • The Insured Person should have been insurable employment for a minimum period of 2 years before his/her unemployment and should have contributed for not less than 78 days in the contribution period immediately preceding to unemployment and minimum 78 days in one of the remaining 3 contribution periods in 2 years prior to unemployment. 
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