Now Employment Guarantee in urban areas


Jaipur, September 3. The State Government is working with commitment to provide maximum employment opportunities to the people of the state.

 The objective of Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot is that the social security of every person is ensured. Every person should get employment and no needy, helpless or poor person should remain deprived of his/her livelihood. Employment should be available for people who lost their livelihood during Covid to lead their life. 

In this direction, the Chief Minister taking an important initiative announced Indira Gandhi Shehari Rojgar Guarantee Yojana (Indira Gandhi Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme) in this year’s budget. This is the country’s biggest employment scheme to provide employment in the urban areas, which is going to be started from last September 9.

It is to be mentioned that at the time of the UPA government Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) was started to provide employment in rural areas. Positive results of this scheme were seen and unemployed in the country started easily getting employment opportunities and their standard of living also improved a lot. During the corona, when the employment crisis increased, this scheme proved to be a boon. The Chief Minister keeping this in view took a step to start an urban employment guarantee scheme on the lines of MGNREGS and taking a historic decision announced this scheme in the budget.

Unemployed people in the urban areas will be provided employment for 100 days per year to earn livelihood in this scheme. The State Government has kept a budget provision of Rs 800 crore for the financial year 2022-23. During the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, the families who became weak and helpless because of losing employment will also get big support with this scheme.

The scheme will be implemented through the Department of Local Bodies. Under this scheme, the job cardholder family will be provided guaranteed employment for 100 days. All the members of the job cardholder family aged between 18 and 60 years will be eligible. The registration in the scheme is being done through the janaadhaar card. Members of the family need not have to get separate registration. Those families who do not have the janaadhaar card can apply for it at e-mitra or municipality service centre and based on the application number can apply for the job card.

One can apply in this scheme free of cost at the e-mitra. There is a provision for providing employment within 15 days after the application. The remuneration will be paid directly in the account of the job cardholder. The state government has started the web portal on which detailed information about the scheme is available. The general public can get the necessary information from this portal. 

Advertisements have been issued in all the districts for recruitment on a contractual basis on 2561 posts for the effective implementation of this scheme. Besides this, concerned personnel of all the bodies and e-mitra managers have been imparted training for this scheme. It is the effort of the state government that this scheme is effectively executed on the ground, for which committees have been formed at the level of the state, divisions, districts and local bodies. Continuous monitoring of this scheme will be ensured.

The labour and material ratio of 75:25 have been decided at the level of the local body for this scheme. In the special nature of technical works, the material cost along with payment of technical experts and remuneration of skilled labourers will be 25:75 Works related to environment conservation, water conservation, cleanliness and sanitation, stopping defacement of property, service related works, convergence work, heritage conservation etc will be done in this scheme.

In this scheme, till now more than 2 lakh job cards have been issued. The total number of registered members is more than 3.18 lakh. More than 9500 works have been identified in all the local bodies and the budget has been allotted to all the urban bodies. The estimated cost of the identified works is approximately Rs 658 crore. Administrative and financial approval has been issued for around 6000 works.