“Employment Generation Subsidy Scheme”
CHANDIGARH, June 14- Haryana government has notified the “Employment Generation Subsidy Scheme” to create employment opportunities for the persons of skilled or semi-skilled category belonging to Haryana by their capacity building.
While stating this today, Haryana Industries Minister Capt.Abhimanyu said that in case of mega and large projects, the industrial units engaging minimum of 50 per cent skilled or semi skilled persons belonging to Haryana would be allowed subsidy at a rate of Rs. 36,000 per person per year for Scheduled Castes or women category and Rs. 30,000 per person per year for general category for five years, or 20 per cent of the VAT/SGST deposited, in case of mega projects in ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ category blocks, whichever is less. But in case of large projects, it would be 20 per cent of the VAT deposited, in ‘C’ and ‘D’ category blocks, whichever is less.
While referring to mega projects, he said that such projects involve fixed capital investment of over Rs. 100 crore and above, or generate direct employment of more than 200persons in ‘D’ category blocks and fixed capital investment over 100 crore or generating direct employment of more than 500 persons in ‘B’ and ‘C’ category blocks. The projects undertaking expansion or diversification with same criteria of investment and employment shall also be treated as Mega Projects. Besides, the projects related to manufacturing sector, other sector projects including Health, Education, Skill Development, Research and Development, Logistics, Testing Labs, Exhibition Centers, Power sector would also qualify as mega projects subject to fulfilling the above mentioned criteria. He said that large projects are defined as those where the investment in plant and machinery is more than Rs 10 crore and does not exceed Rs 100 crore.
He said that the scheme would remain in operation for a period of five years or till the time Government decides otherwise. The industrial unit which has taken effective steps for the setting up of industrial units such as filing of IEM, purchase and installation of plant and machinery after August 14,2015 and before August 14,2020 would be eligible under the scheme.
The industrial units set up after the notification of Enterprises Promotion Policy 2015 that is August 14,2015 shall be eligible for the Employment Generation Subsidy, under Mega and Large categories. Also, the unit should have filed IEM with the competent Authority and have taken effective steps for setting up of their unit after August 14,2015. The unit shall be eligible for subsidy only in respect of direct employment. The unit should not have been placed in the restrictive list as notified by the State government from time to time and the unit should have obtained No Objection Certificate or Change of Land Use from competent Authority, if applicable. Also, the unit should be in commercial production and should be in regular production at the time of disbursement and the subsidy shall not be released to the closed unit.
He said that application on prescribed form for the grant of Employment Generation Subsidy in respect of persons having domicile certificate of Haryana along with listed documents would be submitted to the Director of Industries and Commerce, on the web portal of the department within three months from the date of closing of the financial year or within two months from the date of notification of the scheme, whichever is later. The applicant would have to apply for the claims of subsequent years on the same pattern. The schedule cast certificate shall also be attached in respect of SC category employees. The application would be processed and examined. The deficiencies, if any, would be communicated to the applicant in writing within a period of 20 working days and the applicant would be given a time period of eight weeks to rectify the deficiencies so pointed out. An enterprise shall forfeit the entitlement for the employment generation subsidy for the capacity building of persons belonging to Haryana if it does not submit its claim, complete in all respects within three months from the date of closing of the financial year. Director, Industries and Commerce shall be competent authority for sanction of Employment Generation Subsidy within 30 days from the date of completion of the claim.
The Minister said that appeal against orders passed by the Competent Authority shall lie with the Administrative Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Haryana within a period of 30 days from the date of communication of orders appealed against and orders passed by the Administrative Secretary shall be final.
In case, it is found at any stage that the applicant has claimed employment generation subsidy on the basis of wrong facts, the applicant shall besides refunding assistance with compound rate of interest at a rate of 12 per cent per annum and facing legal action, will be debarred from grant of any incentive or assistance from the State Government.