Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Unspent Funds Under Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana

INVC,, Delhi,, According to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, under the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY), as per the norms, States/UTs have to utilize the Central funds released to them in a particular year, within one year from the end of the year in which funds have been released. Thus upto the year 2009-10, all Central funds released upto the year 2007-08, (cumulatively), should have been utilized by the States/UTs. As per the Utilization Certificates (UCs) received from the States/UTs, an amount of Rs. 25.66 crore is still lying unutilized in 13 States/UTs. In case of Maharashtra, no utilization certificates are pending and the entire allocation for 2009-10 has been released to it in the current year. On the basis of an evaluation study conducted by the Ministry, as well as feed back received from various stakeholders, the scheme of Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) has been comprehensively revamped and is effective in all States/UTs including Maharashtra, since 1st April, 2009. The revamped Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) has following five components:- (1) Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP) (2) Urban Women Self-help Programme (UWSP) (3) Skill Training for Employment Promotion amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP) (4) Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP) (5) Urban Community Development Network (UCDN) The revamped Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) is being monitored through revised formats of Quarterly Progress Reports (QPRs) and also through various review meetings at the level of Joint Secretary / Secretary, in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation. images88

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