Jharkhand government is going to launch a new Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK (Shahri Rozgar Manjuri For Kamgar) Yojana Job Card for poor people in urban areas. This CM Shramik Scheme 2020 is a brainchild of the chief minister Hemant Soren to enhance the livelihood security for the urban poor. It is 100 day job guarantee scheme to provide employment to urban unskilled workers just like earlier Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
Amid the coronavirus lockdown, a large number of migrant labourers had lost their jobs and returned to their native states. Now it is the responsibility of the respective state govt’s to ensure that these migrant workers gets employment in their own states. In lieu of this, the state govt. of Jharkhand will start Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK Yojana 2020 and will provide labourers with job card just like in NREGA.
With this initiative, Jharkhand will become the 2nd state in the country after Kerala to launch an employment guarantee scheme for urban poor. The Kerala government is already running Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme (AUEGS). Here we are going to provide you the complete details of the Jharkhand CM Shramik Job Guarantee Scheme.
Jharkhand Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK Yojana 2020
The formulation of the Jharkhand Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK (Shahri Rozgar Manjuri For Kamgar) Yojana has been done. The Migrant Workers Employment Guarantee scheme in the state will be rolled out once it gets approval from the state cabinet. Like MGNREGS, the new Jharkhand Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana 2020 will also have a provision for unemployment allowance in case any urban local body fails to provide work to job seekers within 15 days. Moreover, job cards would be provided to registered (enrolled) beneficiaries.
Shahri Rozgar Manjuri For Kamgar Yojana Registration
For the Jharkhand Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK Yojana 2020, each worker will have to apply for job through online / offline method. It is expected that the state govt. will launch a dedicated portal for Mukhyamantri Shramik Yojana Registration. Each migrant worker will have to submit the completely filled in Shahri Rozgar Manjuri For Kamgar Yojana application form online or at the concerned departmental office.
MGNREGA Like Job Card in Jharkhand CM Shramik Employment Scheme
All the pravasi shramik will be given priority in the works in the existing schemes of the state / central government. In case the labourers could not be accommodated in existing schemes then Jharkhand govt. will make exclusives schemes for this purpose. All the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) would be given separate funds to create exclusive scheme for employment of migrant workers. CM said that “there are lots of opportunities of jobs in urban areas right from sanitation work to development projects”.
Just like labourers in MGNREGS, all the urban workers will also be registered and they would be provided job cards. A special website is also being designed, similar to the website functions in MGNREGS.
Eligibility to Get Urban Job Card
Here is the some of the eligibility criteria which needs to be fulfilled to apply for an urban job card:-
- The person should be of 18 years and above.
- He/she should be staying in urban areas since April 1, 2015.
- Applicant shouldn’t have the MNREGA card in rural areas.
- Daily wage workers, staying in government shelters, for the last three years would be eligible for the new scheme.
Unemployment Allowance in Case Worker does not get Job
Each worker will be entitled to 1/4th of the wages for the first 30 days of un-employment. All the labourers will get 1/2 of the wages in the second month. If the worker does not get a job for third, then these urban poor people will be entitled to wages which is equal to basic minimum wage. The unemployment allowance amount would be transferred directly into the bank account of the poor people in urban areas within 15 days.
Jharkhand NREGA like Job Guarantee Scheme Implementation
Jharkhand Shramik Yojana which is a NREGA like scheme for job guarantee will be conducted by the urban development and housing department through the state urban livelihood mission. The Municipal commissioners, executive offices or special officer of municipal bodies will be the nodal officer of the scheme. Several economists have appreciated the concept of the Jharkhand Mukhyamantri SHRAMIK Yojana and termed it as necessary after the influx of migrant workers to the state.
Till date, there was a perception that poor means rural people. Accordingly, a lot of poor alleviation schemes were launched for rural areas. But there is also a chunk of urban poor and they also need job guarantee like in rural areas for which this CM Employment Guarantee Scheme for Urban poor will serve the purpose.
Shahri Rojgar Sevak in Jharkhand CM Job Guarantee Scheme Urban Poor
The state government will create a new post of , who would be employed on a contract basis, at the block or municipality level. The person will oversee new registration of workers under the scheme. An urban job card would be issued to each labourer under the scheme.
Urban Job Card to Labourers.
Employment Opportunities to Urban Poor
The new Jharkhand CM Job Guarantee Scheme for Urban Poor will help the migrant workers who returned to urban Jharkhand after corona outbreak. More than 5 lakh migrant workers stuck outside the state returned to Jharkhand since May 1 during the coronavirus pandemic spread.
The Jharkhand state rural development department has done a skill mapping of 2.5 lakh workers. It has revealed that 30% of workers who returned from different states are unskilled labourers.