Regn. No. SR/ITA/616/99





(i) To formulate guidelines and policy directions for planning, implementations/ execution, monitoring and evaluation of the poverty alleviation and urban employment programmes.
(ii) To secure inter-departmental co-ordination between various implementing agencies and to ensure development of backward and forward and linkages for the programmes.
(iii) To liaise with the banking organizations for mobilization of credit facilities.
(iv) To review the physical targets and achievements of districts under various programmes keeping in view the objectives conditions affecting the provision and operation of viable schemes and modify the targets within the overall objectives.
(v) To monitor and evaluate the implementation of the programme with reference to the objective of the programme.
(vi) To consider needs and changes in the administrative set-up for the implementation of the programme and approved the establishment pattern and sanction the posts according to them.
(vii) To fix norms for office expenses, equipment, vehicles, hiring of accommodation etc. where necessary and to review the expenditure on these items to ensure that it remains with the prescribed limit.




1)       The Hon’ble Minister (Urban Development)                                                            - Chairman

2)       The Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary (Urban Development)                                     - Vice Chairman (Non-official) 

3)       The Secretary (Urban Development), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                             - Vice Chairman

4)       The CE-cum-Director (Urban Development), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                   - Member Secretary

5)       The Commissioner (Finance), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                       - Member

6)       The Secretary (Health), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                                - Member

7)       The Secretary (Industry), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                             - Member

8)       The Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                             - Member

9)       The Secretary (Social Welfare), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                   - Member

10)   The Secretary (Planning), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                             - Member

11)   The Chief Engineer (EZ), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                             -  Member

12)   The Chief Engineer (WZ), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                            -  Member

13)   The Chief Engineer (PHED), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                         -  Member

14)   The Chief Engineer (Power)), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                       - Member

15)   The DIG (Traffic), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                                       -  Member

16)   The CCF (Social Forestry), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                          -  Member

17)   The TDM (Telecom), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh                                                  -  Member

18)   The Representative of IDBI, Arunachal Pradesh                                                     -  Member

19)   The Chief Manager (Lead Bank), Arunachal Pradesh                                              -  Member

20)   The Manager (SBI), Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar                                                  -  Member






1.       Introduction:

The SJSRY was launched by the Ministry of Urban Affairs & Employment, Department of Urban Employment & Poverty Alleviation, Govt. of India w.e.f. 1st December’1997 by subsuming the previous UPA Programmes namely – Nehru Rozgar Yojana (NRY), Urban Basic Services for the Poor (UBSP) and Prime Minister Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme (PMI-UPEP). This programme is revamped w.e.f. 1st April’2009.


2.         Salient features of the Revised Guidelines:


2.1              Objectives:

Addressing urban poverty alleviation through gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor by encouraging them to set up self-employment ventures (individual or group), with support for their sustainability; or undertake wage employment;


Supporting skill development and training Programmes to enable the urban poor have access to employment opportunities opened up by the market or undertake self-employment; and Empowering the community to tackle the issues of urban poverty through suitable self-managed community structures like Neighborhood Groups (NHGs), Neighborhood Committees (NHCs), Community Development Society (CDS), etc.


2.2              Coverage:

The target population under SJSRY is the urban poor-those living below the poverty line, as defined by the Planning Commission from time to time.


2.3              Components:

(i)          Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP);

(ii)        Urban Women Self-Help Programme (UWSP);

(iii)      Skill Training for Employment Promotion amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP);

(iv)      Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP); and

(v)        Urban Community Development Network (UCDN).


2.4       Funding Pattern:

The funding pattern has been now revised to 90:10 from earlier ratio of 75:25 for special Category State including Arunachal Pradesh.


The Quantum of fund shall be allocated as per the BPL population of the State tentatively.


3.1       Urban Self Employment Programme (USEP):

This component has two sub-components-

(i)           Assistance to individual urban poor beneficiaries for setting up gainful self employment ventures Loan & Subsidy). Cluster approach on whole city or town basis.

-  The emphasis will be on three sectors – Production, Services and Business.

-  The maximum unit project cost – Rs. 2.00 lacs.

-  Maximum allowable subsidy – 25% of the project cost (Rs. 50,000/- being ceiling limit).

-  Beneficiary contribution – 5% of the project cost.


(ii)         Technology, marketing and other support.

-  Setting up of Micro Business Centre (MBC) with one time grant of Rs. 80 lacs)

-  The Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)/State Government will provide land free of costs.

-  Setting up of Small Enterprises Advisory Services (SEAS) to be provided through MBC.


3.2              Urban Women Self-Help Programme (UWSP):

This component has two sub-components-

(i)    Assistance to groups of urban poor women for setting up gainful self employment 

       ventures (Loan & Subsidy).

                     -  This is for providing incentives to group of urban poor women instead of individual  


                     -  Empowering the urban poor women by making them independent.

                     -  At least there should be 5 women in a group.

                     -  For setting up the enterprises, UWSP shall be entitled to subsidy of Rs. 3.00 lacs or 35% of the project cost or Rs. 60,000/- per member.


(ii)         Revolving fund.

         -  This is applicable where UWSP set itself up as Self-help Group (SHG)/Thrift & Credit

            Society (T&CS).

         -  It shall be entitled to grant of Rs. 25,000/- as revolving fund.


3.3       Skill Training for Employment Promotion amongst Urban Poor (STEP-UP):

                     -  This will focus on providing assistance for skill formation/up gradation for self


                     -  The % age of women shall not be less than 30%.

                     -  The ST and SC should be proportionately benefited.

                     -  3% reservation shall be made for differently able person.

                     -  Skilled trainings may be linked to Accreditation, Certification with involvement of IIT

                        sets on PPP mode.

                     - The average unit cost will not exceeding Rs. 10,000/- per trainee.


3.4       Urban Wage Employment Programme (UWEP):

- This seeks to provide wage employment to beneficiaries of BPL within the jurisdiction of ULBs/DUDAs by utilizing their labour for construction of socially and economically useful public assets.

                     - Wage employment opportunities will be provided to unskilled and semi skilled BPL


                     - The material and labour ratio will be 60:40 respectively.

                     - CDS shall make survey and list up the requirements.

- As per as possible, the works are to be implemented through CDS under the general control of ULBs/DUDAs.

- Wage employment should be used sparingly.


3.5       Urban Community Development Network (UCDN):

                     - At the community level, a Community Organizer may be engaged for about 2000 BPL


                     - COs should be preferably a women engaged on contract basis.

                     - COs will be the main link between urban poor community represented through CDS and


                     - The duty of COs shall include- guiding and assisting, developing a community vision, coordinating all surveys, maintaining database on urban poor and their needs, working for implementation of SJSRY, assessing skill needs etc.

                     - Funds may be released separately under UCDN components strengthening of

                       Community structures and community development networks.


4.         Innovative/ special projects:

                        In order to promote innovative initiatives, which can not be addressed properly, 3% of the total annual allocation under SJSRY will be set apart by the ministry.