|Prime Minister's Rozgar Yojana (PMRY)|
Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) for providing self-employment to educated unemployed youth of economically weaker sections has been in operation since October 2, 1993. The scheme aims at assisting the eligible youth in setting up self-employment ventures in industry, service & business sectors. The scheme intends to cover urban and rural areas.
Immediately on receipt of targets from the Central Government, State/UT Governments would convey district wise targets to each district. During the year 1993-94, it was proposed to cover 40,000 beneficiaries under PMRY in urban areas only. Since 1994-95 the scheme has been continuing with annual plan target of 2.20 lakhs persons. The target for 20054-05 has been enhanced to 2.50 lakh.
1. Basic Target are distributed by giving 50% weightage to population and 50% weightage to the educated unemployed youth registered in the Employment Exchanges of the State/UT. Additional targets are also allocated to States/Uts depending upon the (a) past performance of the State/UT, (b) special need of the State/UT, (c) Assurance to address to loan recovery, (c) other issue like furnishing of utilisation certificates etc.
2. The Task Force would invite applications in Prescribed Form from eligible persons through advertisements in local newspapers. Bank branches have also been authorised to receive applications directly under the scheme. Publicity would also be given by display on Notice Boards in the Banks and BDO's offices. (Prescribed application form is an indicative one and can be suitably modified if need be, in the District Level Bankers Committee).
3. The applicant is required to submit application form duly filled along with an ‘Affidavit’ on plain paper.
4. These applications will be approved by the District Task Force Committee and would be recommended to the concerned bank branches. The names of the beneficiaries approved by the Task Force would be displayed on the Notice Board in the office of the Chairman of the Task Force immediately after the meeting.
5. All the cases received by the Branch Managers after recommendation by the Task Force Committee would be disposed of expeditiously.
6. The successful applicants are required to submit the ‘Affidavit’ on the relevant no judicial stamp paper (Value being determined as may be applicable to the concerned state). The affidavit should be duly attested by a Notary and not by the Oath Commissioner.
7. Training Institutions should be identified and modules for training should be kept ready by the time the loan is sanctioned by banks.
8. As soon as the cases are sanctioned intimation will be sent to DICs etc. (i.e. implementing agency) by the banks so that training activity can start.
9. In order to ensure that the desired results are achieved all activities should be completed in a time bound manner and difficulties experienced should be sorted out in the District PMRY Committee.
10. State/UT Governments may provide necessary infrastructure support like provision of industrial sites, shops, water on preferential basis to these entrepreneurs. Provisions of sites and sheds at concessional rate to service ventures in urban areas will be essential for the success of service ventures. Many State/UT Govts. are providing various tax concessions and incentives under their Industrial policy. Such concessions should also be extended to the beneficiaries under the scheme.
11. As load requirement will be small, State/UT Governments should give priority to the persons getting the loan sanctioned under the PMRY for electric connection. No deposit should be asked for and small infrastructure e.g. creating few poles and extensions of wire line should be done expeditiously.
1. District Collector/Dy.
Besides these officers/representatives, Chairman can co-opt any one or more of the following:
One or more prominent citizens from the fields of social services, industry/ business, District Welfare Officer, District Statistical Officer, District Education Officer, Principal of Local Engineering Colleges/ Polytechnics/ Industrial Training Institutes or representatives of the Directorate of Technical Education/Vocational Training/Industrial Training, Representatives of Banks.
· To keep various agencies informed of the basic parameters and the requirements of the Scheme and the tasks to be performed by these agencies.
· To review progress of training and keeping over all expenditure within sanctioned limits.
· To monitor and evaluate the Scheme to ensure its effectiveness.
· To secure inter departmental coordination and cooperation.
· To monitor and help the banks in recovery of the loans.
· To give publicity to the achievements made and disseminate knowledge and buildup awareness about the Scheme.
· To send periodical statements to the State/UT Governments in the prescribed formats.
Chief Secretary - Chairman
1. Secretary, Department of Industries
2. Secretary, Department of Finance
3. Secretary, Department of Planning
4. Secretary, Department of Rural Development
5. Secretary, Department of Labour
6. Representatives of State/UT level Banking Institutions including RBI.
7. Commissioner/Director of Industries and Commerce - Member Secretary.
8. Director, SISI/Incharge, Branch SISI of States/UTs.
9. Officials concerned with the Welfare of SCs/STs.
Other officials and non-officials may be invited if their presence is felt necessary in the meetings.
· To provide leadership and guidance to the District PMRY committees in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the Scheme.
· To secure inter departmental coordination between various implementing agencies and to ensure development of strong backward and forward linkages.
· To review expenditure to ensure that it remains within the sanctioned limit.
· To review the physical targets and achievements.
· To monitor and evaluate the implementation of the scheme.
· To monitor and help the banks in recovery of the loans.
· To provide the forum for a meaningful dialogue at the State/UT level between various implementing agencies.
Secretary, Ministry of SSI & ARI,
Addl. Secretary & Development Commissioner (Small Scale
Addl. Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of SSI&ARI,
Adviser, Village & Small Industries, Planning Commission,
Joint Secretary (SGSY), Deptt. of Rural Development,
Joint Secretary (PB), Banking Division, Ministry of Finance,
Joint Secretary, (DGET), Ministry of Labour,
Joint Secretary (SCD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,
Joint Secretary (UAPA), Ministry of Urban Development, Member
Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India,
Chairman, State Bank of India,
Chairman & Managing Director, Canara Bank,
Chairman & Managing Director, Central Bank of India,
Chairman & Managing Director, United Bank of India,
Chairman & Managing Director, Federal Bank,
Secretary, Small Scale Industries, Govt. of Maharashtra,
Secretary, Deptt. of Cottage & Small Scale Industries,
Secretary, Small Scale Industries, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh,
Secretary, Small Scale Industries, Govt. of Assam,
Secretary Industries (SSI),Govt. of Tamil Nadu,
Secretary Industries (SSI), Commerce & Industries Deptt.,
Director (PMRY), Ministry of Agro and Rural Industries,
The main functions of High Powered Committee are as follows :
1. To ensure effective implementation of the scheme.
2. To review the progress of the scheme in physical, financial and quantitative terms.
3. To consider concurrent evaluation reports.
4. To serve as a standing forum for interaction among the State Govts. and different departments, banks and agencies involved in the implementation of the scheme.
5. To consider proposal for providing entrepreneurial development assistance and strengthening institutions and infrastructure relating to entrepreneurship development.
6. Revision or modifications of operational guidelines.
Chairman will have powers to co-opt other Members/Invitees on the Committee as and when deemed necessary.
The Committee will meet periodically to carry out its functions.