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Unemployed allowance of Rs 500 in UP from April, 2006

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, May 10(UNI) Fulfilling the budget announcement made by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh government today decided to start paying Rs 500 per month to the registered unemployed youth commencing from April, 2006.

A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet meeting chaired by the Chief Minister this morning.

Unemployed youths in the age of 21 to 35 years would be elegible for the allowances, if they are registered in the state employment exchanges till February 28,2006, UP Chief Secretary Navin Chandra Bajpayee told reporters after the meeting.

The government had earmarked Rs 400 crore for the scheme which would be sanctioned by the state legislature in the session starting from tomorrow, he said.

The allowances would be sent to the youths to their bank account through district magistrates who will also display the list of beneficiaries in their office.

Mr Bajpayee said that youths, who are self employed and those whose wives are working, would also be entitled to the allowances.

The youth concerned would have to submit an affadavit to the respective district magistrate to get the allowances.

Principal Secretary (Labour) Anil Kumar, present during the media briefing, said there are 8,55,392 unemployed youths registered till February 28 in the employment exchanges in the state.'' The number of beneficiaries is likley to be lower than the figure registered as more than one lakh youths would not take the allowances due to different reasons,'' he said.

Mr Gupta said all th modalities would be completed soon and the youths would start getting the allowances latest by early next month.


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