Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

The Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) has been designed to incentivise employers for generation of new employment, where Government of India will be paying the full employer's contribution towards EPF & EPS both w.e.f 01.04.2018 (earlier benefit was applicable for employer's contribution towards EPS only) for the new employment.

Benefits

This scheme has a dual benefit, where, on the one hand, the employer is incentivised for increasing the employment base of workers in the establishment, and on the other hand, a large number of workers will find jobs in such establishments. A direct benefit is that these workers will have access to social security benefits of the organized sector.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

Eligibility Criteria

1. Eligibility Criteria for establishments for claiming benefit under the scheme:

  1. Establishment should be registered with EPFO under EPF Act 1952 and have a valid LIN

  2. In case the establishment does not have a Labour Identification Number (LIN), he may apply through the Shram Suvidha Portal.

  3. Establishment should have a valid organisational PAN

  4. Establishment must have a valid Bank Account, the details of which are to be entered and through which payments may be made to the establishment.

  5. Establishment should have submitted their ECR for the month of March, 2016

  6. Establishment should have added new employees on or after 01.04.2016

  7. For new establishments registered after 01.04.2016, all new employees can be covered subject to para 2 below

2. Necessary conditions for eligibility of employees under PMRPY:

  1. New employee should have joined in the establishment (refer 1(e) above) on or after 01.04.2016 and should not have been a regular employee in any EPF registered establishment prior to this.

  2. Employer should ensure that the new employee has a valid UAN which is Aadhaar linked and issued after 01st April, 2016. In case it is not available, it may obtained from the EPFO website (http://www.epfindia.com/). The mobile number and other contact details are to be captured by EPFO.

  3. The monthly wages of the new employee should be less than Rs. 15,001

  4. The EPS contribution for the new employee will be available for 3 years.

  5. In case an establishment eligible for a scheme has a drop/fall in employment from the reference base, the establishment will not be eligible for the scheme in the months where employment is below this reference base.

How Employers can avail Benefits

The brief process for employer to avail benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) is provided below:

  • The eligible establishment will update the PMRPY interface each month (latest by 10th of following month) through a PMRPY form wherein the description of the post (job role) for the new employment needs to be specified along with the date of joining and date of exit, if applicable.

  • PMRPY form should be submitted by eligible employers at the end of each month, preferably by the 10th day of the following month.

  • In case the employer does not submit the information on-line on the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) form by 10th of the following month, he will not be eligible for availing benefits under the PMRPY Scheme for that month.

  • An online certificate/ undertaking would be made by the employer stating that the submission is claimed only in respect of new employees without past service and for newly created posts.

  • Employer will upload the ECR file as proposed in ECR 2.0. Till the introduction of ECR 2.0, the reimbursement model would be used for release of the contribution fund to the employer.

  • The details of the new employee (as submitted by the employer in the ECR) will be validated from the UAN database

  • UAN seeded with Aadhaar number would be validated in UIDAI/EPFO database for verification and deduplication

  • After due verification, the system will compute the amount due for that establishment against the verified new employee

  • Based on the information provided by the establishment and having been verified, the remittance made for the 3.67% EPF contribution against these new eligible employees will trigger release of the 8.33% EPS contribution. This will be drawn from the PMRPY pool towards the EPS account for a period of 3 years for the new employee.

Apply for Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana

Employers can follow the below steps to log in on Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) portal and apply for PMRPY Scheme benefits.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Login

  • The employer would enter the Labour Identification Number (LIN) or Employee Provident Fund (EPF) code of the establishment and the password as being used for logging in the Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) portal. Electronic Challan cum Return (ECR) are the monthly challans/returns submitted online to the EPFO by the employers/establishments. 

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Apply Online

The EPF code number has to be entered in the pattern –  .

The Region code and Office code, if not known to establishment, can be obtained by using “Establishment Search” facility available on EPFO website

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Establishment Registration

The establishment code, if it is less than seven digits, has to be padded with zeros to make it seven digit and the extension code, if it is A, B or C, has to be written as 00A,00B, 00C respectively and if there is no extension code, has to be written as 000.

For example, an establishment with P.F. Code number MH/BAN/1234/A has to be written as  MHBAN000123400A and the establishment with P.F. Code number MH/BAN/1234 has to be written as MHBAN0001234000.

  • On first time login, the Establishment profile page would appear. The employer would have to provide the following details:

    • National Industrial Classification Code (NIC-2008)

    • Bank Account details

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Establishment Details

  • After furnishing the required details, the employer has to click the “Update” button.

  • The information furnished by the employer has to be digitally signed by the employer. To digitally sign the furnished information and the declaration, the employer should click on “Sign Pdf” button.  

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Apply Online

  • The following screen would appear to enable the selection of digital signature.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Digital Signature

  • After selection of digital signatures, the “Sign Pdf” button is to be selected to initiate the digital signing.

  • After furnishing the information for the first time, the establishment profile would appear as in the following screen. 

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Establishment Profile

  • The details can be edited by clicking on the “Edit” button. The Pdf file, as digitally signed, can be viewed by clicking on the PDF under “View Pdf” column.The declaration pdf for Establishment profile details would be available as below:

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana View Pdf

  • Post login by employer, the homepage of establishment on PMRPY portal would appear as below:

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Portal

The employer would file the online return for the employees meeting the eligibility criteria under the PMRPY scheme.  This process of member registration for availing PMRPY benefits can be carried out using both individual and bulk registration.  

Individual Registration

  • For individual registration, the employer has to enter the individual UAN, which has been seeded with Aadhaar

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Individual Registration

  • On clicking the “Get Details” button, the member details i.e. name of member, father’s name, date of birth, date of joining and Aadhaar of the member are displayed.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Member Details

  • The following details would be further furnished by the employer:

    • Job Description

    • Skill level i.e. semi-skilled/unskilled

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Member Details

  • After checking the details, the employer has to click “Save” button to save the details of the member.

Bulk Registration

Alternatively the employer may submit the members’ details in bulk for registration on PMRPY portal by uploading the bulk file

All the members added will be displayed in the grids below the member registration form. The first grid panel lists out the members categories

  1. Members pending for aadhaar authentication,

  2. Members whose aadhaar authentication has failed due to demographic mismatch,

  3. Members whose aadhaar authentication could not happen due to unavailabity of aadhaar service at that point in time.

The second grid lists out the members whose aadhaar have been authenticated and are pending for Member Registration through Digital Signing.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Bulk Registration

  • On clicking “Initiate Aadhaar Authentication” button, the system would verify the details of each of the registered member with UIDAI database for authentication and also with the EPFO database for deduplication.

  • The portal would show the report of Aadhaar authentication to the employers.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Aadhar Authentication

  • The details of the members furnished by the employer has to be digitally signed by the employer.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Digital Signature

  • To digitally sign the furnished information, the employer should click on “Approve Member Registrations” button.  The following screen would appear to enable the selection of digital signature:

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana Sign PDF

  • After selection of digital signatures, the “Sign Pdf” button is to be selected to initiate the digital signing.

  • After that employer will file ECR on Unified Portal and employees registered in PMRPY Portal and eligible for PMRPY benefit for that particular month will get upfront benefit in ECR.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is NIC code in Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana ?

How is the appropriate NIC Code determined while applying for Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana ?

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