Q. With reference to Atal Beemit Kalyan Yojana, consider the following statements:
1. It is a welfare measure programme for Insured Persons covered under the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948.
2. Under this, government provide the relief package for the poor to help them fighting against Corona virus.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1 is correct: Under Atal Beemit Kalyan Yojana , unemployment allowance is paid at 50% of wages for 3 months to those insured persons who lose their jobs for any reason.  

The unemployment allowance shall become due for payment after 30 days from the date of unemployment and the claim can be submitted directly to the designated ESIC Branch Office by the worker. 

Statement 2 is incorrect: The statement is about Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana . Under this,  a comprehensive relief package of Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore Yojana for the poor to help them fight the battle against Corona Virus. This was announced in March 2020, to reach out to the poorest of the poor, with food and money in hands, so that they do not face difficulties in buying essential supplies and meeting essential needs. 

Source: PIB