प्रधान मंत्री रोजगार प्रोत्साहन योजना के अंतर्गत नए रोजगार के सृजन में एम्प्लायर्स द्वारा दिए जाने वाले PF की सम्पूर्ण 12% का अंशदान भारत सरकार स्वयं वहन करेगी जिसके परिणाम स्वरुप अभी तक 40 लाख श्रमिक बंधुओं को फायदा हो रहा है। – Santosh Gangwar ( Union Minister, Government of India)

The Pradhan Mantri Paridhan Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) Scheme has been designed to incentivise employers for generation of new employment, where Government of India will be paying the 8.33% EPS contribution of the employer for the new employment. In the case of the textile (apparel) sector, the employers are also eligible to get the 3.67% EPF contribution paid by the Government as mentioned in the PMRPY on-line form under Pradhan Mantri Paridhan Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMPRPY).

Under PMPRPY Scheme 58423 Establishments getting benefits which Covering beneficiaries of 46,36,210 in Financial Benefits of Rs  830,92,02,543/- till 4th June , 2018.

Eligibility Establishment for PMRPY scheme :

All establishments registered with EPFO can apply for availing benefits under the scheme subject to the following conditions:
(a) EstaďlishŵeŶts registered with the EPFO should also have a Labour Identification Number (LIN) allotted to them under the Shram Suvidha Portal
(b) The eligible employer must have added new employees to the reference base of workers in order to avail benefits under the Scheme from August, 2016 onwards .

In addition to above, the establishment should have a valid organisational PAN, which would be validated. Further, the establishment must have a valid Bank Account through which the payments may be made to the establishment.

Eligibility employee for PMRPY scheme :

(a) This scheme is for the employees earning wages less than Rs 15,000/- per month under semi-skilled and unskilled category. Thus, new employees earning wages more than Rs 15,000/- per month will not be eligible.
(b) A new employee is one who has not been working in an EPFO registered establishment on a regular basis prior to 01st April, 2016. This will be determined by checking that he was allotted a new Aadhaar seeded Universal Account Number (UAN) on or after  1.04.2016. It is important to note that for the purpose of the PMRPY Scheme, the UANs need to be Aadhaar seeded and verified.

In case the new employee does not have a UAN at all, the employer will facilitate its
allotment through UAN portal of EPFO.

New Employee, for the purposes of the scheme, is defined as
(i) an employee earning less than Rs. 15000 per month,
(ii) not working in any establishment registered with the EPFO in the past (prior to
01st April, 2016) and
(iii) did not have a Universal Account Number prior to 01st April, 2016.
All the above conditions should be satisfied for an employee to be categorised as new

The reference base of workers is determined by the number of employees against whom the employer has deposited the 12% (3.67% EPF + 8.33% EPS) with EPFO as on 31st March, 2016, as ascertained/verified from the monthly Electronic Challan cum Return(ECR) for March, 2016. Thus it is necessary that the establishment should have submitted their ECR for the month of March, 2016.

The Scheme will be in operation for a period of 3 years. Hence, the employers will continue to get the 8.33% contribution paid by the Government for the eligible new employee for the next 3 years, provided such employee continues in employment with the same employer.

Sub-sectors covered for the component of PMPRPY scheme meant for textile (apparel) sector as Rate is different 

This benefit can be availed of by the textile (apparel) sector establishments dealing with the Manufacture of wearing apparel, in particular NIC Codes 1410 and 1430. The Government, in this case, will also pay the EPF contribution of 3.67% in addition to paying the EPS contribution of 8.33%. For the textile (apparel) sector dealing with the Manufacture of wearing apparel, in particular, NIC 1410 (Manufacture of wearing apparel, except fur apparel); and NIC 1430 (Manufacture of knitted and crocheted apparel), the detailed sub-sectors covered for this
component are given below:
(1) NIC 1410: Manufacture of wearing apparel, except fur apparel
a. NIC 14101: Manufacture of all types of textile garments and clothing accessories
b. NIC 14102: Manufacture of rain coats of waterproof textile fabrics orplastic sheetings
c. NIC 14105: Custom tailoring
d. NIC 14109: Manufacture of wearing apparel not elsewhere classified
(2) NIC 1430: Manufacture of knitted and crocheted apparel
a. NIC 14301: Manufacture of knitted or crocheted wearing apparel and
other made-up articles directly into shape (pullovers, cardigans, jerseys, waistcoats and similar articles)
b. NIC 14309: Manufacture of other knitted and crocheted apparel including hosiery

The employer cannot avail PMRPY benefits if there is no new employment vis-à-vis the reference base in any subsequent month. Thus, 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.


The purpose of this document is to define the eligibility of employers & EPF members and the roles, responsibilities and procedures for employers, EPFO, CDAC, Ministry of Labour & Employment and Ministry of Textiles to implement PMRPY and ͞PMPRPY schemes.

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