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Schemes and Programmes
|(1) Unemployment Allowance Scheme :|
Government of Kerala introduced an Unemployment Allowance in 1982 for the unemployed through the Employment Department. Initially the scheme was introduced for a period of 4 years with effect from 12.11.1982. Thereafter the scheme was extended. As per the Kerala Panchayathi Raj, Municipalities Act 1994, the scheme of Unemployment Allowance has been transferred to local bodies and the powers for inviting application for unemployment Allowance Scheme, processing applications after the scrutiny of Employment Officers, sanctioning and the distribution of the dole are vested with local bodies submite Eligibility for Unemployment dole. The amount of unemployment allowance provided in the budget is allotted to the Employment Department and the Employment department reallocates the amount to the local bodies Annual family income of the applicant should not be above Rs. 12,000/- and the income should not be above RS 100/- per month. The candidates should have passed S.S.L.C and three years registration seniority after attaining the age of 18 years. Applications belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and Physically Handicapped need not pass S.S.L.C. Appearance in the S.S.L.C examination is required for them. Physically Handicapped candidates who have two years seniority after the attainment of 18 years are eligible under this scheme. Students are not eligible but the students undergoing short term courses are exempted for the definition of student. The monthly rate of unemployment allowance is Rs.120/- with effect from 1-4-2000. There are 351685 beneficiaries and an amount of RS 4,22,02,200/- is required for payment of allowance in a month.
Kerala State Self Employment Scheme for the registered unemployed (KESRU) is a self Employment Scheme launched by Government of Kerala in 1999. All literate and registered unemployed candidates within the age group of 21 to 40 are eligible to apply under this scheme. Annual Family Income is limited to RS 24,000/- and individual income should be below RS 500/- per month. Students are not eligible under this scheme. Students who undergo course with less than six months exempted from the definition of student. The loan amount admissible is between RS 30,000/- and RS 50,000/- Two or more persons can join together and avail the loan facilities duration are 20% subsidy of loan amount will be given to the candidates through Employment Department.
6. Financial Assistance
All services rendered by this department is free of cost. Unemployment Allowance @ RS 120/- per month is being paid to RS 3,51, 685/- beneficiaries and an amount of RS 50, 64, 26, 400/- is being spent annually
7. Achievements of the Department
About 36,88,994 (as on 30.04.2002) employment seekers are registered with various District and Town Employment Exchanges. Providing of lists of eligible candidates to various employers is the main task of Employment Exchanges. The Employment Department conducts Vocational Guidance Activities, Employment Market Information activities etc.
Computerisation of employment exchanges
Department of National Employment Service plans to computerise all the employment exchanges in Kerala and impart training to staff to make use of computers of employment exchanges, so as to eliminate the delay in the present system and make the registration, renewal and placement activities speedy and efficient by the use of Local Area Network of Computers. The Project is proposed to be implemented in phased manner. In the first phase department plans to computerise all the 33 employment exchanges in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam and Kozhikode Districts and Directorate of Employment in full fledged manner. A skeleton hardware, software and other peripherals to other 48 employment exchanges in the remaining 10 Districts and five University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau has to be provided in the first phase itself. The project would also include a comprehensive training programme to all levels in the department.
A pilot computerization programme undertaken by the department in the professional & Executive Employment Office, Thiruvananthapuram with the technical assistance of National Informatic Centre is nearing completion. A software namely 'Thozhi' (Network version) has been developed by N.I.C., Thiruvananthapuram, at free of cost. The application software for renewal, certificate addition, registration and seniority list were working in a good condition on an experimental basis.
State employment exchange net work - SEEnet
The Computerisation of the employment exchanges of Kerala is expected to provide a relief to the growing unemployment problems prevailing in the State. The project involving Central Assistance is to be complemented in four districts of the state initially.
(9) The enactment, pertaining to the Department
The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act 1959:
An act to provide for the compulsory notification of vacancies to employment exchanges.