‘Back to Work’ Scheme for Women

To provide employment opportunities to women to make them self-reliant and empowered.

Rajasthan government has newly come up with ‘Back to Work’ Scheme for women in the state. This scheme was announced by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on November 30, 2021. This scheme mainly covers women who had to quit their jobs due to family circumstances. Under this scheme such women will be provided with employment opportunities in private sector. Various regular and work from home opportunities will be mad available to the beneficiary women in the state. According to feasibility the women can opt for regular or work from home job. Through this scheme the state government intends to provide employment to about 15000 women in the state in the next three years. Along with jobs skill training will also be provided to the women if required. This scheme will enable the women to become self-reliant again thereby empowering them.

Overview:

Scheme Name‘Back to Work’ Scheme
Scheme UnderRajasthan Government
Announced ByChief Minister Ashok Gehlot
Date of AnnouncementNovember 30, 2021
BeneficiariesWomen who had quit their jobs due to family circumstances, mainly widows, women who have been abandoned, divorced, victims of violence, etc.
BenefitRegular and work from home job opportunities
Major ObjectiveTo provide employment opportunities to women to make them self-reliant and empowered.

Objectives & Benefits:

  • The main objective of this scheme is to empower women and make them independent, thus improving their overall conditions.
  • This scheme covers women in the state who quit their job due to family circumstances, mainly widows, women who have been abandoned, divorced, victims of violence, etc.
  • Such women will be provided with regular and work from home job opportunities in private sector under this scheme.
  • Along with jobs skill training will also be provided to the women if required.
  • It aims at providing opportunities to the women who left their jobs due to family concerns but still wish to work and be self-reliant.
  • It also aims at improving the overall socio-economic welfare conditions of women in the state.

Key Points:

  • Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced ‘Back to Work’ Scheme in the state for the welfare of women in the state.
  • This scheme mainly covers women who had to quit their jobs due to family circumstances.
  • Main preference will be given to widows, women who have been abandoned, divorced, victims of violence, etc.
  • Under this scheme such women will be provided with employment opportunities in private sector.
  • Various regular and work from home opportunities will be available for the beneficiary women in the state.
  • According to feasibility the women can opt for regular or work from home job.
  • Women not able to go to the work place can easily opt for work from home opportunities.
  • The single government will provide a Single window system to provide job opportunities to women through Directorate of Women’s Empowerment and CSR Organization.
  • Through this scheme the state government intends to provide employment to about 15000 women in the state in the next three years.
  • Along with jobs skill training will also be provided to the women if required.
  • This training will be provided through Rajasthan Knowledge Corporation Limited (RKCL).
  • Implementation of this scheme will be initially as a pilot project wherein government will collect applications from women on a portal as per select categories.
  • Based on categories a database of women will be made and accordingly these women will be connected with employment providers in private sector.
  • Training facility and process of connecting applicants with private sector job providers will be done by a CSR organization.
  • State government will constitute a monitoring committee for keeping a check on the implementation of the scheme.
  • This scheme will enable the women to become self-reliant again thereby increasing their standard of living.

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