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Organisation : West Bengal Finance Department
Scheme Name : Apply For Prachesta Scheme 2020
Applicable For : Daily wage workers
Applicable State/UTs : West Bengal
Last Date : 15.05.2020
Website : https://wb.gov.in/COVID-19.aspx

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West Bengal Prochesta Scheme

The outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the country has caused loss of livelihood for a large number of labourer/daily wage earner and worker working in the unorganized sector of our State.

Related / Similar Scheme : WB Sneher Paras Scheme 2020

In order to provide some relief to such labourer/daily wage earner/worker, who is in extreme distress, the Governor is pleased to introduce a new scheme called “Prachesta”

Objective

** The new Scheme called “Prachesta” will provide financial assistance to such labourer/daily wage earner/worker who has lost employment or livelihood opportunities due to outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19).

** The labourer/daily wage earner/worker does not have any alternative sustainable source of income and is passing through extreme distress.
** The financial assistance of one-time ex-gratia payment of Rs. 1000/- will be provided to such a labourer/daily wage earner/worker

Eligibility

Any labourer/daily wage earner/worker who is a permanent resident of West Bengal, who is in extreme distress due to loss of employment/livelihood opportunities due to outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19) and does not have any alternative sustainable source of income, will be eligible for the assistance on fulfilment of following conditions

(i) The labourer/daily wage earner/worker is a sole bread-winner of the family.

(ii) The labourer/daily wage earner/worker should not be a beneficiary of any social scheme of the State, like social pension scheme (Old age, Widow and Disability pension), Samajik Suraksha Yojana (SSY) etc.

(iii) Only one person from a family will be eligible. Family for the purpose of the scheme, shall include husband, wife and unmarried children.

(iv) District Magistrate/Commissioner, KMC is satisfied that the applicant has actually lost employment/livelihood opportunity due to outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID 19) and does not have any alternative sustainable source of income.

(v) District Magistrate/Commissioner has reason to believe that the labourer/daily wage earner/worker is passing through extreme distress.

How to Apply?

Eligible candidate to submit an Application (as per enclosed Format – Annexure-A) to the District Magistrate in the districts or Commissioner, KMC for Kolkata Municipal Corporation area. The application has to be submitted by the individual personally. No bulk applications will be accepted.

Download Application Form :
https://www.statusin.in/uploads/pdf2020/43912-Form.pdf

Processing & Approval

(i) District Magistrate will make arrangements to invite/receive applications, enquire and process through BDO in rural areas and SDOs in urban areas.
(ii) Commissioner, KMC will make arrangements to invite/receive applications, enquire and process in KMC area.

Nodal Department :
The Labour Department, Government of West Bengal will act as Nodal Department for the implementation, monitoring and supervision of the scheme.

Effective Date

The Scheme will come into effect from 15th April, 2020 and will remain in force till 15th May, 2020.

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