Labour Department, Government of West Bengal
RGSKY (Unemployment Allowance Scheme)
The Corporation has introduced Unemployment Allowance Scheme (Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojna) w.e.f. 01.04.05, in pursuance of powers conferred U/s. 19 of the E.S.I. Act, 1948.
Under the Scheme, an Insured Person/Insured Woman going out of employment on or after 01.04.05, shall be entitled to claim unemployment allowance, on account of closure of the Factory/Establishment, involuntary retrenchment or permanent invalidity not less than 50% due to non-employment injury, duly certified by the Medical Board constituted by the State Government/Central Government, subject to fulfilment of certain contributory conditions and completion of certain years of employment in a Factory/Establishment covered under the provisions of the Act, prior to the loss of employment. A detailed instruction in this regard has already been issued to all concerned, along with dissemination of information in this regard to leading Chambers of Commerce and Industries and all the Central Trade Unions for its effective implementation.
Moreover, several seminars were held in presence of representatives of Employers and Employees at different places during 2006, for effective implementation of the Scheme. The Scheme in detail, has also been circulated through print media and electronic media.
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