Wage relief for those who lost jobs in lockdown
NEW DELHI: The go nment is launching a campaign, Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY), to ensure that Employees’ State Insurance Corporation-registered workers who had lost their jobs during the lockdown can claim of 50% of their wages for up to three months as unemployment relief even if they have resumed work. ESIC is going to deploy its Rs 44, 000 crore kitty with a formal notification on Friday.
新德里：印度政府发起一项运动，Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY)，以确保在封锁期间失业的工人（买了印度雇员国家保险公司（ESIC）保险的），可申请三个月失业救济，金额为工资的50%，即使他们已经复工也可以领取。ESIC将在周五发出正式通知，救济金额达4400亿卢比。
“So far the response has been weak but we expect it to pick up. We are planning to advertise and reach out to more beneficiaries,” a labour ministry official told TOI.
The move is seen as an outreach to those displaced by the lockdown and blunt the criticism that the go nment did not take care of migrant and factory workers, who were the worst hit.
The benefit can also be availed by ESIC members who may lose jobs in December.
Ministry sources said the scheme has started to receive nearly 400 claims daily since the labour ministry and ESIC decided to extend ABVKY last month, when it also decided to bump up the rate of unemployment relief from the existing 25% of wages to 50% of wages.
In light of the job losses during coronavirus, the go nment has also relaxed eligibility conditions for insured workers.
While unemployment benefits could only be available following submissions through employers, the labour ministry has now permitted claims to be made directly to designated ESIC branch office. ESIC services nearly 3.4 crore families through medical insurance cover and cash benefits to almost 13.5 crore beneficiaries.
Under the new social security code law, the go nment has also decided on extending ESIC services to all 740 districts of the country, for which labour ministry officials said they have tied up with hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme and 3rdparty service providers.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/51066.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Very clever go nment! Whose money after all is there in ESIC!?. You are giving employees own money and making it appear as if go nment is giving!!!!
How about we tax payers who are working day and night to feed the entire country?
Those with salary above 20,000 unka kya? Esic does not apply to them !! Gimmic gimmic every day gimmic...
By whatever means BJP wants to survive in the power till 2024.
I must say you are very optimistic that you feel BJP is doing it for survival....do you really think anyone can beat them if election happens today. Plz relax for next 10-15 years.
Freebies have spoiled India.How long do we live with freebies.There are natural calamities challenging us every year like floods, earth-quakes,cyclones...where help has to be given in large scale.
Shameer i k
Central go nment who doesn't have money to give state go nment for compensate GST is going to give money to people who lost job because of lockdown.Bihar election jimic.. For getting migrant votes
Good relief for those who lost jobs provided ESI cover taken by employers as many avoid this
And after 3 months ????? .........commit suicide
Next scam. Govt did not have any data of migrant workers.
A K Ashta
Good step taken by the Government
It's a beginning in right direction
Please don't start any such scheme. There will be too many frauds. Our people are smart in creating false supporting documents and evidences.
BJP had Done Three Financial Crime "INSOLVENCY, GST and Currency Ban" Now every India has to pay for it especially a common citizen
Save money and Just kill all poor people in India. They are a burden for the country.
Shameer i k
Included IT sector employees???
It is specifically for ESIC enrolled employees.
Ceiling wage limit for ESIC is Rs. 21k per month.
Although a very belated move let us wholeheartedly welcome this good initiative on part of saffronized party govt. led by NAMO.
What about self employed? Will they get compensation
Raja Gupta Gupta
too little too late