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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

52)  Who is the controlling authority of unemployment Allowance Scheme?
53)  What is KESRU-99?
54)  What is the educational qualification for applying under KESRU?
55)  What is the age limit prescribed?
56)  What is the income limit?
57)  How much of the amount will be granted as loan under KESRU?
58)  Are the students eligible for applying under KESRU?
59)  Is there any subsidy in this scheme?
60)  Which are the financial institutions arranging loans?
61)  When and where do the candidates apply?
62)  If the application is rejected, whom can the applicant approach to submit the appeal?
63)  If a candidate avail of the loan, will he be considered for further vacancies for which he is eligible?
64)  Which are the documents to be submitted along with the application for KESRU?
65)  Is there any apex committee to control and guide the KESRU?
66)  Who is the officer monitoring the KESRU in the District level?
67)  Is there any surety or guarantee to be provided to the financial institution against the loan amount sanctioned?
68)  What is Multi Purpose Service Centres/ Job Club (MPSC/JC)?
69)  What is the eligibility to apply for this MPSC/JC?
70)  What is the income limit to apply for the MPSC/JC?
71)  What is the age limit to apply for MPSC/JC?
72)  What is the loan amount admissible under this MPSC/JC?
73)  What is the subsidy under this MPSC/JC?
74)  What is the structure of the Job Club?
75)  Where is the application available and where it is to be submitted?
76)  What are the further steps on the application submitted to the Exchange?
77)  What is the next action on the applications  on which are found eligible by the District Level Committee?
78)  What is the action in the financial institution on these applications?
79)  Is it mandatory to provide surety/ guarantee/ collateral security for MPSC/JC?
80)  What are the other conditions to get the loan sanctioned?
81)  Who is the appellate authority in the case of MPSC/JC?
82)  Will the beneficiary of MPSC/JC be considered for any vacancy for which he is eligible?
83)  What is Saranya self employment scheme?
84)  Which categories of women are covered under this Saranya Self Employment Scheme? 
85)  Is it necessary for them to register in the Employment Exchange?
86)  What is the annual income limit to apply for this Saranya Self Employment Scheme?
87)  From where the certificates are to be obtained to prove the marital status of the  applicants? 
88)  What is the age limit to apply for the Saranya Self Employment Scheme? 
89)  Will the beneficiary of the Saranya Self Employment Scheme be considered for further vacancy?
90)  Where from the application is available?

1. What is the historical development of the Department of Employment Service?

Ans: (a) The Employment Service was started as a resettlement agency for the demobilized service personnel and discharged war workers under the Directorate General of Resettlement & Employment (DGR&E), Government of India in July 1945 and Employment Exchanges were gradually opened in several parts of the country.

          (b) In 1947, consequent upon the partition of the country, the Employment Exchanges were called upon to deal with the resettlement of a large number of persons who were displaced as a result of partition. As a result, Employment Exchanges were thrown open to all categories of applicants by early 1948. Thus a resettlement agency was transformed as an all India placement agency.

          (c) Based on the recommendations of the Training and Employment Services Organization Committee', headed by Sri: Shiva Rao, the day-to-day administration of the organization was handed over to the State Governments with effect from 1st November 1956.

          (d) The Employment Service is now the joint concern of the Central and State Governments. The administrative control of the department is by the State Government. To ensure the uniformity in the functioning of the Employment Exchanges all over India, the policies and procedure to be adopted in the functional activities of the Employment Exchanges are prescribed at the national level by the Director General of Employment & Training, New Delhi. And the department is called-National Employment Service (Kerala)' in this state.

2. What is the structure of Employment Department in Kerala?

Ans: (a) National Employment Service (Kerala) is under the Labour Department, Government of Kerala.

(b) Director of Employment, the Head of the Department, has his Head Quarters at Trivandrum.

Address: Director of Employment, Directorate of Employment, Housing Board Building, G P O, Thiruvananthapuram-695001.

(c) There are 3 Offices of Regional Deputy Director of Employment at Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Kozhikkode.

(d) There are 3 Professional & Executive Employment Exchanges at Trivandrum, Ernakulam and Kozhikkode for the candidates who are having professional degree and post graduation with second class.

(e) There are 14 District Employment Exchanges.

(f) There are 60 Town Employment Exchanges.

(g) There are 6 Special Employment Exchanges for Physically Challenged applicants.

(h) One Rural Employment Exchange at Kazhakkuttam, Thiruvananthapuram.

(i) Two Coaching-cum-Guidance Centres for SC/ST.

(j) 7 University Employment Information & Guidance Bureaus.

(k) 6 Employment Information Assistance Bureaus.

3. What are the services provided to the public by the National Employment Service (Kerala)?

Ans:       (a) Placement Service

                     (b)  Employment Market Information

                     (c) Vocational Guidance

                     (d)  Welfare Schemes

                           1. Self Employment Schemes

                           2. Unemployment Allowance Scheme

4. What does it mean by Placement Service?

Ans: TheEmployment Services Department has a primary objective of providing a link between the employers and the job seekers in that it sponsors the candidates of required qualification, experience and skill set for various jobs within the shortest possible time. The department strives to achieve its objective through the process of registration, renewal, selection and sponsoring of eligible candidates against notified vacancies. The whole process involved through which the employer's acceptance of a person in to a remunerative job is called placement service. Sometimes it may be training/apprenticeship with the object of their becoming paid employees on completion of their training/apprenticeship. 

5) What is the difference between the placement activities of KPSC and Employment Exchange?

          Ans: (a)Selection through Employment Service is conducted to the

1. the temporary vacancies in the designations coming under the purview of Kerala Public Service Commission in the State Government Sector, Quasi State Government Sector and Local Body Sector,

2. all the vacancies which do not come under the purview of the KPSC, like the Part Time Sweeper etc, in the above sectors,

3. temporary and permanent vacancies in the Central Government Sector, Quasi Central Government Sector, Co-operative Sector and Private Sector

          (b) When vacancies are notified to the KPSC from various departments, applications are invited from the interested qualified candidates, through PSC notifications. Then, according to the number of applicants, written test or interview or both and physical test if needed are conducted. Then list of qualified candidates are published. According to the Communal Rotation Roster, one person is recommended or advised against each vacancy from the list published. And this advised person is appointed by the department against the vacancy notified by them.

          (c) When vacancies are notified to the Employment Exchanges,

selection is done according to some criteria like seniority, roster point of the Communal Rotation Roster, Community, Age, Priority, Qualification, Experience, Physical fitness etc.  List of senior most candidates, among those who registered the required qualification and considering all those above criteria, normally limited to 9 numbers per vacancy, is forwarded to the Employer.  Suitable candidate is being selected from this list by the Employer himself, on the basis of written test or interview or both. This is the major difference between the placement services of KPSC and Employment Exchange.

          (d) Another difference we can see is, the delay (the time consumed) involved in the notification and inviting application, conducting of competitive tests, interviews, physical test etc, certificate verification and publishing of lists and advising the candidate by the PSC is not there in the selection process of the Employment Exchange.  The reason is that there is the verified data of Lakhs of qualified candidates to be considered for any vacancy, is readily available in the Employment Exchange.

          ( e)Also we can see a common factor in case of KPSC and Employment Exchange- that those who applied are many but the selected and posted are only few.

6) Is it necessary for a person to report before the Employment Officer directly to get his name registered?

Ans: As per the rules now in existence and as per the machinery now available, the candidate has to report in person to get his name registered in the Employment Exchange. But in future, when the provision for online registration comes into effect, the candidate can register his name from any computer that has an internet connection.  But the certificates, in original, are to be produced inn the Employment Exchange with in the specified time.

7) What is the minimum and maximum age limit for securing Registration?

Ans: The minimum age limit for registration is 14 years.  No maximum age limit has been prescribed.

8) Can a person seek registration in any Employment Exchange in the State as he likes?

Ans: No. A candidate can register his name only with the Employment Exchange under whose jurisdiction he resides.

9) Is dual registration permissible?

Ans: No. Dual registration is looked upon as a penal offence. The punishment will amount to forfeiture of registration. But a person possessing Professional and Executive qualifications can register their names in the Professional and Executive Employment Office, Thiruvananthapuram or the Regional Professional and Executive Employment Exchanges at Ernakulam or Kozhikkode, under whose jurisdiction he resides as the case may be,  and retain his registration in the local exchange also. However the registration, at the local exchange would be treated as secondary only for considering them against vacancies requiring lower qualification. Like wise the ex-service personnel too can maintain primary registration in the Zilla Zainik Board and the secondary registration in the local employment exchange also.  More over if that ex-service candidate has a professional degree or a minimum second class post graduation; he can have registration at the Professional & Executive Employment exchange also.

10) What is the minimum qualification required to register in the Employment Exchange?

          Ans: Literacy is the minimum qualification required to register in the Employment Exchange.

11) Which are the documents to be produced at the time of Registration?

Ans:  a)        Certificate to prove the place of residence 

         b)       Certificate to prove age. 

c)        Certificate to prove caste if they belong to reservation communities. 

d)       Certificates and mark list to prove educational qualification/experience.

e)       If they possess the documents like Certificates to prove Disability for disabled persons, Certificates to prove marital status to claim benefits given to Widows/divorced/           Unmarried and over 35 years of age, inter -caste marriage etc.

         The original certificates are to be produced at the time of registration.

12) Which are the certificates to be produced to prove the place of residence?

1. School/College Certificates

2. Ration Card

3. Electors Photo Identity Card (in own name/ father's/mother's/wife's or husband's name)

4. Copy of the Electoral Roll Extract

5. Passport (in own name/ father's/mother's/wife's or husband's name)

6. Residential Certificate from Revenue Authorities

7. Residential Certificate from Local Body Authorities

8. Nativity Certificate issued by Village Officer

9. Non-Creamy Layer Certificate issued by Tahsildar

10. Driving License

11. Identity Card issued to physically handicapped persons by Social Welfare Department

12. Employment Certificate issued by the employer to father /mother /wife/husband of the candidate.  

13) Is there any fee for Registration?

Ans: No fee is levied for registration. The job seekers are provided with a printed form which can be had from the Employment Exchange free of cost. All the services rendered now are free. The job seekers are given an identity card after registration.

14) What is the procedure for Renewal of Registration?

Ans: (a) The registration is valid for a period of 3 years. The registrants are to renew their registration in the renewal month of the 3rd year of registration to save it from being cancelled. However they are normally given a grace period of 2 months. The Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates are given a grace period of one year. The Physically Handicapped candidates shall be intimated of the date on which the registration lapses.

(b) As per the existing rules the candidates may appear in person or by messenger at the Employment Exchange with the identity card for the renewal of registration. The candidates can renew the registration by post as well. For this they should send reply paid post card incorporating the details of registration in the card. They should not however send their original registration card by post.

(c)When the facility for online renewal is implemented in future, the registrant can renew the registration from a computer anywhere that has an internet connection and can take the printout of the renewed identity card.  

15) What is the procedure, if the registration could not be renewed?

Ans: 1. Those persons who could not renew their registration but still want  the services of the Employment Department can register afresh with the seniority of the date of re-registration. Even if they do so, sometimes it may happen, that according to the special orders from the Government they may get their previous seniority restored if they apply with in the time limit prescribed in such Government Orders.

2. A candidate who has lost seniority of registration for want of timely renewal, due to the following reasons, can get restoration of his seniority by applying to the Director of Employment.

a) Illness, delivery, miscarriage:  Application to be submitted to the Director of Employment enclosing the photocopy of the registration identity card and along with a Medical Certificate with OP No/IP No from a Government Doctor or from an A' Class Medical Practitioner stating that the candidate was under his treatment and he was not able to appear before the Employment Exchange for renewal.

b) Illness of close relatives: candidate's father/mother/ husband / wife / son / daughter / sister and brothers, being hospitalized, a medical certificate from the physician should be produced with I.P No.

This benefit (a & b) is allowed only if the treatment occurred either in the month of renewal or in between the grace period of 2 months or 2 months before the months due for renewal provided they apply with in six months completing treatment.

c) Other cases such as:

a. Arrest under preventive detention laws.

b. Natural calamities like earth quake, flood, fire etc.

c. Armed conflict with a foreign country.

d. Severe internal disturbances necessitating imposition of curfew etc.

Candidates should produce an affidavit from the Tahsildar concerned     stating the reason thereof for restoring seniority.

All such relaxation are restricted to the job seekers whose registration lapsed after July 93.

(d) More over Government use to issue Orders allowing the candidates to renew their lapsed registration in certain intervals.

Note: The candidates who have got restored their old seniority on the above reasons are no way eligible for Unemployment Allowance for the above period. 

16) Can the registration be transferred if and when the candidate changes his residence?

Ans: (a) Change of address with in the jurisdiction: If the change of address is with in the jurisdiction of the same Exchange, the address will be changed in the registration record by the Employment Officer if an application is given to him.

(b) Transfer with in the state: If the shifting of residence is to another area which comes under the jurisdiction of another Exchange with in the, the candidate should submit a request for transfer along with the identity card and proof of the change of residence to the Employment officer of the Exchange to which his registration is to be transferred.

(c) Transfer out of the state: If the request is for transfer outside Kerala only an application is sufficient along with the surrender of registration identity card.

17) What is the procedure to add the certificates gain further?

          Ans: (a) Qualifications achieved after registering the name in the Employment Exchange can be added to the registration record as and when it is acquired. The selection from the Employment Exchange is based on the seniority on first come-first served basis. So it is desirable to add the certificate as soon as they are obtained to gain maximum possible seniority.  

(b) If the certificates pertain to educational qualification, they can be produced before the Employment Officer along with the registration identity card. They may not wait for the next renewal time for this. They can add the certificate immediately on getting the same so that they will get the seniority of the day on which they add the new certificate. They will not lose any of the previous seniority they have achieved for any of the qualifications previously added. All the lower qualifications should be added before adding the higher qualification.

(c) If they get an experience certificate from a private employer, they will have to produce the same duly countersigned by the concerned labour officer/inspector of boilers/ITI instructors etc as the case of field of experience.

(d) If the experience is a discharged one, the experience certificate should be produced with in 90 days of the date of discharge, other wise the whole seniority will be lost.   If the candidate has left the job at his own request, the whole seniority will be lost.

(e) If the experience certificate is of a continuing nature, the employee has to produce no objection certificate from the employer.

(f) It is in the nature of a Below Creamy Layer Certificate or anything like that, the registrant can contact the Employment Officer in the working hours on

Note:For the purpose of the experience certificate there is an approved prescribed format which is available with the Employment Exchange. 

18) Which are the types of vacancies usually filled through Employment Exchanges?

Ans: Vacancies of Provisional nature (including non-sanctioned posts) in Government/ Quasi Government/Local Body institutions are usually filled through Employment Exchanges. Permanent vacancies which do not come within the purview of Public Service Commission are also filled through Employment Exchanges.

Private Employers,  if so desire,  can make use of the list of job seekers available with the Employment Exchanges to fill the vacancies in their firms. All the part time contingent posts in State Government and related establishments are filled up through the Employment Exchange. Permanent and temporary vacancies of Central Government, Quasi Central Government and Co-operative sectors also are filled through Employment Exchange.

19) What is the Procedure for selection against vacancies in Employment Exchanges?

Ans: The Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act 1959 stipulates that all Act Establishments should compulsorily notify vacancies to Employment Exchanges. If the Employer require the list of suitable candidates,- by considering the seniority of Registration, Age, Qualifications, Priority, Community, submission rules and other existing provisions, selection and submission action is taken and the list of suitable candidates is provided against notified vacancies. Seniority lists maintained in the Employment Exchanges are made use of for making selection of candidates. Like Kerala Public Service Commission, Employment Department also follows Communal Rotation Roster (CRR) system for placement activities.

20) Are there any categories that are given preferences in employment from among the registered job seekers?

Ans: Registrants of Employment Exchanges are being considered for selection observing communal rotation roster. All the nominations given by the Employment Exchanges observe communal reservation.

The points (turns) of the roster are divided into Priority and Non Priority groups in the case of State Government sector vacancies. 50% of the vacancies are reserved for Priority turns.

Priority group is as follows:

1) Those who served the Central / State Government/ Quasi Government institutions for a period of not less than 90 days and discharged from service for no fault of their own provided the appointment was made through the Employment Exchanges.

2) Ex-service Persons

3) Physically handicapped with disabilities of 40% or above.

4) Wives of deceased persons (Widows),

5) Legally divorced ladies,

6) Inter caste married couples one partner of which

    should belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe and

7) Their children.

8) Wife of serving soldier possessing teachers training Certificate for teaching post only.

9) Inmates / Ex inmates of Abala Mandir, After Care Homes, Orphanages, rescue homes run by Government or receiving grant from Government.

10) Sports Person ( National/Inter National/ Inter University-National or Zonal level/ Represent Sate in All India School Games/ South Zone School Games-Team event/ University Winner-with in state 1st or 2nd/ All India School Games winner 1st or 2nd  representing school)

11) Repatriate of Sri Lanka / Burma.

12) Unmarried women above 35 years.

13) Medically boarded out trainees from military.

14) Dependent of severely disabled or killed jawan

      during war or peace.

15) Ex-personnel of Territorial Army having service over six months.

16) Ex-Airman of the Auxiliary Air Force having service over six

      months.

17) Ex-Assam Rifle personnel

18) Ex- GREF personnel

19) Unmarried mother above 18 years of age who belongs to Scheduled

      Tribe category.

20) Victims of Endosulphan. 

21) What are the major Vocational Guidance activities of the Department?

Ans: (a) Vocational Guidance Unit is functioning in each District Employment Exchange for collection and dissemination of occupational information. They give proper guidance to students and job seekers. Conduct V.G classes in Schools, Colleges, ITIs, Orphanages, and Polytechnics and for all the institutes/libraries who demand their services.

(b) University Employment Information and Guidance Bureaus have been set up at University level, to impart career guidance and occupational information to the candidates. Collection and dissemination of occupational information on job opportunities, educational training facilities, scholarship and fellowship are major functions of University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau. UEI&GBs also conducts seminars on personality Development, Job Fest etc in colleges. UEI&GBs also impart exhaustive coaching classes for Bank Recruitment Examinations, UGC/CSIR Exam for JRF/Lectureship, Civil Service Examination etc, etc. They also give practical training on mock interview and Group Discussion.  Deputy Chief of this Bureau frequently visits educational institutions to deliver vocational guidance classes.  Another function of the Guidance Bureau is to conduct career seminars in colleges to create awareness among the students on career opportunities and skill developments. Seminars would focus mainly on career trends in India, career opportunities in India and abroad, opportunities for higher studies, techniques on facing the interview and on personality development. Eminent resource persons would be invited for the purpose.           

(c) In order to increase the employability of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates, and to equip them to attend competitive examinations conducted by various recruitment agencies, coaching classes are conducted in Coaching Cum Guidance Centre (C.G.C) for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe functioning at Ernakulam and Kozhikkode.

(d) Free coaching classes for various competitive examinations are conducted for SC candidates utilizing the fund provided by the SC Development Department.

(e) Free coaching classes for various competitive examinations are conducted for Physically Handicapped candidates utilizing the fund provided by The Kerala State Handicapped persons' Welfare Corporation Ltd.

(f) Free Coaching Classes for all the categories are conducted by various Exchanges including the Vocational Guidance units all over Kerala utilizing the co-operation and sponsorship from the private sector.

22) Is there any Statistical Return provided by the Department?

Ans: (a) Various returns pertaining to the registrants of the Employment Exchanges and those pertaining to the vacancies notified and filled are furnished by the Employment Department.

(b) The Department collects information about the Employment Market regarding the number of Employers and number of Employees in the Public Sector and Private Sector establishments as per the CNV Act, details of vacancies occurred, notified, filled etc. and consolidate these data and publish statistics in specific intervals. The Governmental agencies and Non Governmental agencies make use of these statistics for various purposes.

23) Is there any priority for registered unemployed women?

Ans: Wife of the deceased, legally divorced, inter caste married (one of the couple must be SC/ST), wife of Jawan possessing T.T.C/ B.Ed (for teaching Post) and women whose husband is missing for 7 years, Unmarried women above 35 years, Unmarried ST mothers of 18 years and above are given priority and age relaxation of 10 years in the upper age limit while sponsoring candidates against vacancies.

24 . Is there any services rendered to Physically Handicapped registrants?

Ans:  Special attention is provided to the welfare of physically handicapped candidates in the Employment Exchanges. They are given special consideration in the renewal of registration. They are given concession in the upper age limit ranging from 10 years to 15 years. They are included in the priority group. One Physically Handicapped candidate is submitted additionally to the employer against each State Government vacancy notified in the Employment Exchanges. They are given certain concessions under the Unemployment Assistance Scheme and Self Employment Scheme. Special Employment Exchanges are set up in certain Districts exclusively for the physically handicapped candidates and some placement cells are functioning in some selected Employment Exchanges for the welfare of the Physically Handicapped candidates. Free coaching classes also are conducted for them to enable them to appear for various competitive examinations with confidence. 

25. What type of persons are considered for concessions envisaged for the Physically Handicapped through Employment Exchanges? 

Ans:  Persons having the following disability with the percentage specified are considered for concessions set apart for the Physically Handicapped.

1) Loco-motor/ Orthopedic Handicaps -Minimum 40% disability 

2) Speech and Hearing / Deaf and dumb Handicaps-Minimum 40% disability 

3) Visual Handicaps/Blind - Minimum 40% disability 

4) Mentally retarded - Minimum 40% disability 

5) Speech disability only -Minimum 50% disability 

6) Hearing disability only -Minimum 50% disability 

26. Where can the Physically Handicapped certificate be obtained from?

Ans: Persons having disability should approach any one of the District Medical Board, Medical Board at Medical Colleges or Taluk Medical Boards as the case may be. The Board will examine them and issue Physically Handicapped Certificate. 

27. Are physically handicapped candidates eligible for any age relaxation?

Ans: Yes. Physically Handicapped candidates are eligible for age relaxation as follows,

For Central Government vacancies the physically handicapped are exclusively eligible for an age relaxation of 10 years in their upper age limit. But against State government /State Government (Quasi) vacancies age relaxation allowed is as follows.

Loco motor / orthopedically disabled 10 Years.

Speech and Hearing/Speech /Hearing Disabled 15 Years

Visually disabled 15 Years

Mentally retarded 10 Years

In addition to this they can enjoy the usual age relaxation allowed to SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Service etc,

However the maximum age for considering against State Government/State Government (Quasi) vacancies is 50 years. 

28. Is there any classification of jobs with respect to the suitability of nature of work? 

Some vacancies are not suitable for physically handicapped

eg:     a) those jobs requiring good physique for which PH candidates are not  suitable.

b) Visually handicapped persons for clerical work. 

29. Would you please disclose the orders as per which the provisional Physically Handicapped employees were regularized in Government Service? 

Ans: Physically Handicapped candidates who were temporarily recruited through Employment Exchanges to various state government vacancies have been given reappointment and have been regularized from time to time. These periods are as follows. 

1) 1981 (SAARC international year of the disabled).

Vide circular 53282/SDI/8 dated 2-6-82.

G.O.(P)No.147/84/GAD dated 11/5/84. 

2) 1.1.97-31.12.97 (Golden jubilee year of Independence)

Vide G.O.(P) No.32/98/P&ARD dated 28-9-98 

3) 1.1.98-14.8.98 (Golden Jubilee Year of Independence)

Vide G.O. (P) NO.10/99/P&ARD dated17-5-99. 

30. What are the criteria for getting unemployment allowance for physically handicapped registrants?

Ans: The criteria for unemployment allowance to physically handicapped registrants are

1) Age-20-35

2) 2 years continuous registration seniority after attaining the age of 18.

3) S.S.L.C. (Should appear for S.S.L.C Examination through proper

     schooling)

4) Annual family income should not exceed Rs.12, 000/-

5) Monthly personal income should not exceed Rs.100/-

31. Is there any Steps taken to enhance employability, employment scope and employment rate of Physically Handicapped registrants?

Ans: To enhance the employability of physically handicapped they are given,

. Educational guidance,

. Vocational guidance,

. Coaching classes for competitive examinations,

. Seminars etc

. One day coaching cum guidance class is given to those physically handicapped registrants nominated by Employment Exchanges every month. To enhance the employment scope of physically handicapped,

prospective employers are contacted and special appeal is made to employ physically handicapped persons. 

32. Who are bound to  notify vacancies to Employment Exchanges?

Ans: a) All establishments in public sector

b) All establishments in the private sector where 25 or more persons are employed to work for remuneration. (Section 2 EE CNV Act)

are to render quarterly employment returns (ER-I) and biennial occupational returns (ER-II) in the prescribed forms. However all private establishments where 10- 24 persons are employed for work for remuneration may render the ER.II returns.

(Section 5EE CNV Act). 

33. What are the exemptions under the EE (CNV) Act?

Ans: The Act does not apply in relation to vacancies in any employment in agriculture (including horticulture) in any establishments in private other than employment as agricultural or farm machine operatives

b) In any employment in domestic sector.

c) In any employment the total, duration of which is less than 3 months.

d) In any employment to do unskilled office work.

e) In any employment connected with staff of parliament. 

The act does not apply to

a) Vacancies proposed to be filled up through promotion or by absorption of regular staff or vacancies dealt by U.P.S.C, K.P.S.C. Etc.

b) Vacancies in any employment which carries a remuneration of less than 60 rupees per month.

(Section 3 EE CNV Act).

c) Part time contingent posts 

34. What are the penalties for EE (CNV) Act violation? 

Ans: The fresh offence is punishable with fine up to Rs.500/-and for every subsequent offence with fine up to Rs.1000/. 

35. What type of vacancies are being dealt with at the level  of Directorate of Employment? 

Ans: The following types of vacancies are being dealt with at the Directorate of Employment.

a) Vacancies reported by employers out side Kerala.

b) When the number of vacancies reported exceeds 50.

c) When it is difficult to obtain qualified candidates.

d) Where the place of work is scattered over different districts and the number of vacancies in each district is not known. 

36. What is the procedure for booking the vacancy at the Directorate? 

Ans: The vacancies of the above nature reported in the Directorate are booked as per Communal Reservation Roster. The details of the vacancies are circulated to all Employment Exchanges in the State to obtain list of suitable candidates. The list received from the Employment Exchanges are consolidated at the Directorate and forwarded to the employers concerned for selection and appointment. 

37. When is press publicity given? What is N.A.C.? 

Ans: When there is shortage of suitable applicants in the Employment Exchanges, Press publicity will be issued for attracting qualified candidates. If candidates could not be found even after resorting to press publicity a Non Availability Certificate will be issued to the employer for enabling him to fill up the vacancies from other sources.

Vacancies notified by various agencies like Air India, Boarder Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Police, Air Transport Service, Survey of India, Textile Commissioner Office etc are circulated to sub offices and consolidates the list of candidates and are forwarded to the employer. Follow up action is taken in respect of selection done and details of appointment are collected and this information passed to all sub offices for further necessary action. 

38. What is Unemployment Allowance Scheme (UAS)?

Ans: The dole paid to the unemployed who are registered in the Employment Exchange in Kerala, subject to certain rules, is called unemployment allowance. 

39. When did the UAS start?

Ans: The present unemployment allowance scheme started in 1982 by the Government of Kerala vide G.O (P) No. 40/82/LBR dated 12.11.1982. 

40) By which department is the UAS implemented by?

Ans: The UAS is being implemented through the Department of National Employment Service (Kerala) and the concerned Local body authorities.

Application under the UAS is verified in the concerned Employment Exchanges, allotment for the disbursement of the dole is given by the Employment Department to the local body authorities.  Installments of the Allowance are disbursed to the beneficiaries by the concerned Grama Panchayaths/Municipalities/ Corporations. 

41) What is the age limit for applying UAS?

Ans: For applying for UAS the candidate should have attained 21 years of age and a seniority of 3 years registration after completing 18 years. The upper age limit is 35 years. 

42) What is the educational qualification for applying UAS? 

Ans: The educational qualification for general categories is SSLC pass. 

43) What is the annual family income limit for applying for UAS? 

Ans: The annual family income limit for applying unemployment allowance scheme is fixed to at  Rs.12, 000/ 

44) What is the Employment registration seniority for for applying for UAS?

Ans: An applicant should have three years of continuous employment registration seniority after attaining the age of 18 years. 

45) What is the educational qualification for SC/ST?

Ans: In the case of Scheduled caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates, if they have not passed SSLC examination they should at least attend the SSLC examination after regular schooling to apply for UAS.

46) Are students eligible for applying in this scheme?

Ans: No, Students are not eligible for applying in this scheme.

47) Is there any concession in qualification for physically handicapped candidates?

Ans: Physically handicapped candidates should have attended S.S.L.C examination after regular schooling and should have continuous registration seniority for 2 years after attaining 18 years of age.

48) When and where candidates can submit unemployment scheme allowance application?

Ans: An eligible candidate can submit unemployment allowance application in the prescribed form at any time to the concerned local body. 

49) What is the monthly rate of unemployment allowance?

Ans: The present monthly rate of unemployment allowance is Rs.120/-per month. But it may vary according to the decision of the Government of Kerala from time to time. 

50) Who is the authority to disburse the unemployment allowance?

Ans: The Local Bodies are authorized to disburse unemployment Allowance.

51) Who is the appellate authority?

Ans: The applicant should submit their appeal within 60 days of the receipt of the rejection memo from the Local Bodies to the District Collector concerned.

52) Who is the controlling authority of unemployment Allowance Scheme?

Ans: The Director of Employment is the controlling authority of Unemployment Allowance Scheme. 

53) What is KESRU-99?

Ans: Kerala State Self Employment Scheme for the Registered Unemployed-1999 is called KESRU-99. It is a self Employment Scheme launched by the Kerala Government.

54) What is the educational qualification for applying under KESRU?

Ans: All literates who are registered in any of the Employment Exchanges in Kerala are eligible to apply for the

KESRU-99.

55) What is the age limit prescribed?

Ans: Candidates within the age group of 21 to 50 years are eligible to apply under KESRU.

56) What is the income limit?

Ans: Annual family income limit of the applicant should not be above Rs.40, 000/-(Rupees Forty thousand only).

57) How much of the amount will be granted as loan under KESRU?

Ans: Maximum amount up to Rs.1, 00, 000/-(Rupees one Lakh only) will be given as loan subject to the project, the applicant choose.

58) Are the students eligible for applying under KESRU?

Ans: No. Students are not eligible for applying under KESRU.

59) Is there any subsidy in this scheme?

Ans: Yes. 20% of the loan amount is given as subsidy by the Government.

60) Which are the financial institutions arranging loans?

Ans: The Nationalized/Scheduled Banks, State/District Co-operative Banks and KSFE functioning in the area of jurisdiction of each Employment Exchange in Kerala are the financial institutions providing loans to the KESRU applicants.

61) When and where do the candidates apply?

Ans: Interested persons can submit applications in the prescribed form to the Employment Exchange where the candidate is registered at on any working day. Application form is available there free of cost. After a preliminary verification in the Employment Exchange the applications which are found eligible are forwarded to the District Employment Exchange concerned.

The District Employment Officer places all these applications to the District level committee headed by the District Panchayath President for sanction. All the sanctioned applications are forwarded to the financial institutions for sanctioning loans. After sanctioning loans the financial institutions intimate the details to the District Employment Officer and the District Employment Officer will sanction subsidy amount. 

62. If the application is rejected, whom can the applicant approach to submit the appeal?

Ans: For rejection on matters related to Employment Exchange-level verification the Applicant can submit his appeal to the concerned Regional Deputy Director of Employment.

63. If a candidate avail of the loan, will he be considered for further vacancies for which he is eligible?

          Ans: He will be considered for regular vacancies only and not for temporary vacancies.

64. Which are the documents to be submitted along with the application for KESRU?

          Ans: Income certificate from the Village Officer and project report are to be submitted along with the application for KESRU.

65. Is there any apex committee to control and guide the KESRU?

          Ans: There is a committee      for this purpose having Hon'ble Minister for Labour as Chairman and Director of Employment as convener.

66. Who is the officer monitoring the KESRU in the District level?

          Ans: Employment Officer (SE) of the concerned District Employment Exchange monitors this work in the concerned District.

67. Is there any surety or guarantee to be provided to the financial institution against the loan amount sanctioned?

          Ans: It is according to the conditions stipulated by the financial institution, that the surety or guarantee to be provided is decided by that institution.

68). What is MULTI PURPOSE SERVICE CENTRES/ JOB CLUB (MPSC/JC)?

           Ans: MPSC/JC is a special type of self employment scheme implemented through the Employment Department in Kerala which enables the persons having entrepreneurship to undertake self employment schemes which needs more financial help than provided through KESRU and this scheme also enables to undertake the project by a group of likeminded persons to look after a comparatively more than a small and medium venture. These likeminded entrepreneurs form the job club.

69). What is the eligibility to apply for this MPSC/JC?

            Ans: Applicant should be a registrant of the Employment Exchange. (10% can apply without registration.)  There is no essential qualification prescribed to apply for the MPSC/JC. But the applicant should possess suitable education/skill to make successful the project he select.

70). What is the income limit to apply for the MPSC/JC?

             Ans: Annual family income should not exceed Rs.50000/-

71). What is the age limit to apply for MPSC/JC?

             Ans: Age should be between 21-40. Age relaxation in the upper limit is allowed by 3 years for OBC, 5 years for SC/ST/PH applicants.

72). What is the loan amount admissible under this MPSC/JC?

            Ans: Maximum amount that can be sanctioned as loan amount under the MPSC/JC is ten Lakhs.

73). What is the subsidy under this MPSC/JC?

             Ans: 25% of the project cost subject to a maximum of rupees two Lakhs is allowed as subsidy under the MPSC/JC.

74). What is the structure of the Job Club?

            Ans: In the job club there should be minimum 2 members and maximum 5 members. One among them will be the team leader. Other members will be partners. A partnership agreement in a stamped paper of Rs.50/- is to be signed by them. They are individually and collectively equally responsible for satisfying the conditions stipulated by the financial institutions in respect of providing security/ guarantee, for the successful implementation of the project and for the repayment of the loan amount.

75). Where is the application available and where it is to be submitted?

            Ans: Application for, Performa for detailed project report, form for income certificate are  available free of cost at all Employment Exchanges in Kerala. On any working day interested persons can have it and fill it and submit the same to the concerned Employment Exchange.

76). What are the further steps on the application submitted to the Exchange?

            Ans: Primary verification as regards to age, income, skill and qualification to implement the project, correctness of the documents submitted etc will be done in the District Employment Exchange by the Employment Officer of the Self Employment Unit. Those applications which are found eligible in this primary verification will be forwarded to the District Level Committee headed by the District Panchayath.  This committee will check the viability and feasibility of the project submitted by the applicant. Those applications found eligible will be forwarded to the financial institution which the applicant mentioned in the application.

77). What is the next action on the applications  on which are found eligible by the District Level Committee?

          Ans: Those applications which are found eligible by the District Level Committee will be forwarded to the concerned  financial institution as requested by the applicant in his application.

78). What is the action in the financial institution on these applications?

          Ans: The financial institution will examine the application, interview the applicant and will conduct field visit if necessary. Applicant has to comply with rules and regulations of the financial institution regarding surety/guarantee/collateral security etc.

79). Is it mandatory to provide surety/ guarantee/ collateral security for MPSC/JC?

Ans: For availing loan under this MPSC/JC the beneficiary can avail the benefit of Credit Guarantee Trust Scheme for Micro and Medium enterprises. If the scheme belongs to the sector of service/industry, this Trust will stand as surety for the loan amount. To avail this benefit, the beneficiary has to remit 1.5% for the first year and 0.75% thereafter of the total loan amount to this Trust.

80). What are the other conditions to get the loan sanctioned?

          Ans: When the loan is sanctioned a joint loan account is to be opened in the names of all the job club members. 10% of the total project cost is to be remitted in this loan account. Then the financial institution will inform the District Employment Officer about the sanctioning of the loan. The District Employment Officer will send the subsidy amount by means of Demand Draft to the loan account  of the beneficiaries.

81). Who is the appellate authority in the case of MPSC/JC?

Ans: Government is the appellate authority in the case of MPSC/JC.

82). Will the beneficiary of MPSC/JC be considered for any vacancy for which he is eligible?

Ans: The beneficiary of the MPSC/JC will be considered for regular vacancies and not for temporary vacancies for which he is qualified.

83). What is Saranya' self employment scheme?

Ans: Saranya Self Employment scheme is more than a normal self employment scheme which may be described as a compassionate welfare scheme which enables destitute women to find a livelihood through self employment.

84). Which categories of women are covered under this Saranya Self Employment Scheme?

Ans: Women who belong to the following categories come under the Saranya Self Employment Scheme. Wife of Late (Widow), deserted woman by husband, legally divorced woman, unmarried woman above 30 years, woman whose husband is missing, unmarried mother who belongs to Scheduled Tribe category.

85). Is it necessary for them to register in the Employment Exchange?

          Yes, they have to register their name with the Employment Exchange concerned.

86). What is the annual income limit to apply for this Saranya Self Employment Scheme?

Ans: Annual income to apply for this Saranya Self Employment Scheme is Rupees One Lakhs.

87).  From where the certificates are to be obtained to prove the marital status of the applicants?

Ans: Widows (wife of late) means, the woman whose husband is deceased and she has not remarried till date.  Certificate is to be obtained from the Village Officer/President of the Grama Panchayat or Chairman of the Municipal Corporation or the Mayor of the Corporation as the case may be.

*. Legally divorced woman' means, the woman who has been divorced through a court of law or through her religious organization. Certificate to the effect that she has not remarried till date is to be obtained from the Village Officer.

*. Woman deserted by her husband/ woman whose husband is missing means woman whose husband is absconding otherwise missing for the last seven years. Such woman should produce certificate from the Tahsildar to the effect that she has not been remarried till date.

*. Unmarried woman means a woman who has completed the age of 30 years as on 1st April of the year of application and not yet married. Certificate to this effect is to be produced from the Village Officer.

*. Unmarried mother who belongs to Scheduled Tribe Category means woman who belongs to Scheduled Tribe Category and became mother without having married. Certificate to this effect is to be obtained from the Village Officer stating clearly the caste and community in the certificate.

88). What is the age limit to apply for the Saranya Self Employment Scheme?

Ans: Age limit to apply for the Saranya Self Employment Scheme is 18-55.

89). Will the beneficiary of the Saranya Self Employment Scheme be considered for further vacancy?

Ans: The beneficiaries of Saranya Self Employment Scheme will be considered for regular vacancy only and not for temporary vacancy.

90.  Where from the application is available?

          Ans: Application form for Saranya Self Employment Scheme is available in the Employment Exchanges.

91. What are the further steps after submitting the application form to the Employment Exchanges?

Ans: Primary verification of the Application will be conducted at the Employment Exchange regarding the correctness of the data filled in  the application, income certificate, community certificate, certificate regarding their marital status etc. Then if it is submitted in the Town Employment Exchange, it will be forwarded to the District Employment Exchange concerned. Then these applications will be submitted to the District level committee headed by the District Collector. This committee will interview the applicant, will take decision and sanction the loan if found eligible.

92. Is there scope for joint venture under this scheme?

Ans: This scheme focuses for individual ventures but it is also allowed to start joint venture by more than one entrepreneurs. Each person of this joint venture will get maximum amount of loan and its subsidy.

93. What is the amount of loan under this Saranya Self Employment Scheme?

Ans: Normally, the maximum loan amount is Rs.50000/- is interest free and eligible for subsidy. If the applicant wants to take more than Rs.50000/- up to maximum of Rupees One Lakh can be sanctioned. But subsidy will be limited to 25% of the loan amount subject to maximum of Rs.25000/-. More over for the amount above the limit of Rs.50000/-, the applicant has to remit her beneficiary contribution of 10% of that amount. Not only that, the  beneficiary has to remit 3% of interest (in flat rate) for the amount she avails in excess to Rs. 50000/-.

94. Is there any surety/guarantee/collateral security to be given for the loan amount under the Saranya Self Employment Scheme?

Ans: No, beneficiary is not to provide such security under the Saranya Self Employment Scheme.

95. From which bank the loan amount is sanctioned?

Ans: No banking institution or financial establishment is involved in sanctioning the loan amount under the Saranya Self Employment Scheme. Demand draft for the loan amount is directly sent to bank account of the applicant from the Employment department.

96. What is the procedure of the repayment of the loan? (Top)

Ans: The loan amount is to be repaid in 60 installments directly in the Employment Exchange concerned.

97. What are the penal actions for the defaulters of the installments? (Top)

          Ans: If the beneficiary does not repay for the consecutive 3 installments, two reminders will be sent. If no reply is received, revenue recovery action to realize the loan amount with interest will be taken against her. Moreover, if it is find later that the loan amount is utilized for some other purpose than the project sanctioned; the full amount including the subsidy will be recovered through revenue recovery action.

 

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