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Organisation : Directorate of Industries, Mumbai
Scheme Name : Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme (CMEGP)
Applicable For : Any individual between 18 to 45 years of age.
Applicable State/UT : Maharashtra
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What is Maharashtra CMEGP Scheme?

Government of Maharashtra has approved the introduction of a new credit linked subsidy programme called Chief Minister Employment Generation Programme (CMEGP) for generation of employment opportunities through establishment of Micro & Small Enterprises (project cost limited to Rs. 50 lacs) in rural as well as urban areas in the state.

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Objectives of Maharashtra CMEGP Scheme

** To establish 1,00,000 Micro and Small Enterprises in the next five years and achieve employment opportunities to 8-10 lakh youth in the State.
** To achieve this target in rural and urban areas, the Directorate of Industries (DOI) will distribute district wise target to both the agencies i.e. the District Industries Centers (DICs) and Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Boards (KVIB) depending upon backwardness of the district, unemployment, availability of resources, upcoming technologies and population of districts, etc.

Eligibility of Maharashtra CMEGP Scheme

a) Any individual between 18 to 45 years of age. For Special category (including SC/ST/Women/ Ex-servicemen/Differently abled) age is relaxed by 5 years.
b) Applicant(s) should be resident of Maharashtra. In case of birth outside Maharashtra, the applicant must possess domicile certificate.
c) There will be no income ceiling to become eligible for availing financial assistance.
d) The constitutions eligible for setting up new units/ventures established under the scheme are Proprietorship, Partnership and Self-Help Groups (SHG’s) registered with respective authorities.
e) For project/units cost between Rs.10 lakh to Rs.25 lakhs, the required educational criteria for the applicant is minimum 7th standard pass and for project/units above Rs.25 lakh the required educational criteria for the applicant is minimum 10th standard pass. The applicants should also preferably possess respective / relevant skills required for the project.
f) Only one person from a family will be eligible under the scheme. (Definition of family includes Self and spouse)
g) Assistance under the Scheme is available only for new projects/ventures.
h) Registered Self-Help Groups (including those belonging to BPL provided that they have not availed benefits under any other Central & State scheme) are eligible for assistance.
i) Existing Units and units that have availed benefit under PMRY, REGP, PMEGP or any other subsidy linked scheme of Government of India or State Government and also units that have already availed Government Subsidy under any other scheme of Government of India or State Government are not eligible under the scheme.

How To Apply For Maharashtra CMEGP Scheme?

To implement a hassle-free CMEGP scheme the complete process is made online. A dedicated portal viz. has been developed for speedy and transparent implementation of the Scheme. The applicant must compulsorily apply on the portal only to respective implementing agencies for availing financial assistance.

The application form on the portal is self-explanatory, providing guidelines/advisory tips to fill up the application form correctly. In case of any difficulty/query the applicant may approach the respective Implementing Agency at district level.

Documents Required To Apply For Maharashtra CMEGP Scheme

i. Passport size photo
ii. Aadhaar Card
iii. Birth Certificate/ School Leaving Certificate/ Domicile Certificate(if required)
iv. Educational qualification details
v. Undertaking Form
vi. Project Report
vii. Caste Certificate/Caste Validity – if applicable
viii. Special Category Certificate – if applicable
ix. REDP/EDP/Skill Development training certificate/etc – if completed.

x. For non-individual applicant, following additional documents are required:
(i) Registration certificate
(ii) Authorization letter/copy of bye-laws authorizing Secretary, etc. to apply.
(iii) Certificate for Special Category, wherever required

After filing the application and uploading the required documents on the portal, the applicant will click SUBMIT button and the application will be finally submitted. The entire set of documents and application form will be electronically forwarded to the District Industries Centre (DIC) of the concerned District or District Representative of State KVIB.

After receipt of the application, preliminary scrutiny will be completed within two working days by the nodal officer of DIC or State KVIB. The nodal officer will do the required correction, if any, in the application and also provide hand holding to the applicant

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