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West Bengal



‘Yuvasree’ (earlier named as “Yuva Utsaha Prakalpa”) was launched on 03-10-2013 for providing financial assistance of Rs.1,500/- per month to first one lakh jobseekers enrolled in Employment Bank to enable them to enhance their employability by undergoing some education or training within the period of assistance.

Eligibility Criteria

  • He/She must be unemployed and a resident of West Bengal.

  • He/She should be enrolled with the Employment Bank as ‘job seeker’.

  • His /Her Educational Qualification should be Class VIII pass and above.

  • Should be between 18-45 years of age on the 1st day of April of the year in which he/she is considered under the scheme.

  • He/ She has not availed financial assistance /loan under any state/central government sponsored Self-Employment scheme.

  • Only one member of a family is eligible to receive assistance under the scheme.

The beneficiaries are required to submit a self-declaration (Annexure-III) in every six months, so as to ascertain whether the recipient is utilizing the financial assistance for the right cause and undergoing some training course/s to upgrade his/her skill and whether the beneficiary still conforms to the eligibility criteria to receive unemployment assistance under the scheme.

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