Gati Dhara Scheme

The Gati Dhara Scheme is the biggest initiative taken by West Bengal Government (Ministry of Labor and Employment) for unemployed youth of the state. The main objective of this scheme is to provide financial help for purchasing small business vehicle e.g. Taxi, Bus, Small trucks, Auto Rickshaw etc. Under this scheme, the applicant will get ‘loan’ of Rs. 10,00,000 for purchasing vehicle along with ‘subsidy’ of 30% or Rs. 1,00,000 over that loan. Means applicant need to repay only Rs. 9,00,000 and subsidy are provided by Government through various banks. The loan unemployed persons aged between 20 and 45.The scheme motives increase the employment through transport service.

गती धारा योजना (हिंदी में)

Benefits of Gati Dhara Scheme:

  • The Gati Dhara scheme provides benefits in West Bengal state to buy small business vehicle to unemployed persons aged between 20 and 45
  • Under this scheme, Loan is provided of amount Rs. 10,00,000 through all the Nationalize Banks, Co-operative Banks, Gramin Banks
  • 30% or up to Rs. 1,00,000 subsidy provided over sanctioned loan while repaying the loan
  • Easy availability of loan
  • No restriction of loan repayment
  • 5 to 7 years are given to repayment of loan as a moratorium period

Required eligibility and conditions for applying Gati Dhara Scheme:

  1. Applicant candidate must belong to age 20 to 45 year
  2. There is age relaxation for SC, ST, and OBC. For SC, ST 5 year and for OBC 3 year
  3. The applicant candidates family and overall income should not exceed Rs. 25,000 per month and he/she should able to earn money through transport service
  4. Candidate must have valid commercial Driving license
  5. The scheme is applicable to all entrepreneur who wants to service provider in transport service
  6. Candidates who are getting benefits under YUVASHREE are also eligible
  7. Candidates might have availed loan under BSKP, USKP or any other scheme are also eligible
  8. Candidate must be residents of West Bengal state
  9. More than one member of family shall not eligible for subsidy

Application procedure and documents required for applying Gati Dhara Scheme:

  1. Driving license
  2. Income certificate from respective authority up to
  3. Domicile certificate
  4. Aadhar card
  5. Residence proof
  6. Identity proof
  7. Caste certificate
  8. Birth certificate age proof
  9. Unemployment certificate
  10. Project report
  11. Affidavit as per mention (Format of affidavit mentioned below)
  12. Passport size photograph

Application procedure:

  1. The applicant shall submit the duly filled in application with required documents to sub-divisional officer (SDO) and in case Kolkata municipal corporation area application should be submitted to the office of Joint Director of Employment Kolkata District at purta bhaban, Salt Lake
  2. Online application form is available to the mentioned
  3. Format of Affidavit:
  4. Format of Income Certificate:

Contact Details:

  1. Candidate can contact to banks of West Bengal state
  2. Nationalize banks
  3. Gramin banks
  4. Co-operative banks
  5. SDO (Sub Divisional Officer)

References & details:

  1. Everything about Gati Dhara Scheme
  2. Official Site please do visit it:


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    • Hey Sima, sorry for bit late reply to your query. The answer to your question is yes, you can use Notarized Sale Agreement as a valid address proof for the scheme. Thanks for commenting, keep visiting 🙂

      • Hello

        I am staying in kolkata and applied for Gatidhara loan, I have submitted all the paper however my interview was suppose to be on 01-08-2016 which has been cancelled, could you please give me some information about interview schedule to get offer letter or from where I may get information.

        Kind Regards


    • Hey Kahkasha, About Gatidhara which is very impressive initiative of West Bengal. Answer is Gatidhara is active you can get benefits of this scheme still and in future too. If you find any query will we try to resolve.Thanks for visiting and query.

        • Hey Somen,
          Gatidhara scheme is especially introduced for business vehicles so obviously if you are able to earn enough fund through luxary taxi you may get loan but please make sure you visit any nearer office which provides details of Gatidhara Scheme and confirm it whether you can get loan or not an. Thanks for visiting us keep visiting and if you any thing where we can help you please come to us.

          • Hi, Thanks for the prompt reply. I visited the local gatidhara cell, they informed that the scheme is not running for luxuary taxi.

  1. Hii..i appllied for a comercial vicheal through gatidhara on 1st aigust i submited all the documents to the showroom bt they didnt took the advanced money..but recieved all the documents..and told me come after 20th august because the gatidhara scheme is stoped for few will be start after 20th august..then again i called them for asking is the scheme has start yet? They told me they will call me when it will be can you tell me what is the reason behind it why it is stopped? when the gatidhara scheme will be start because it takes many days for offer letter and interviews..waiting for your rply..thank you.

    • Hey Sourish,
      Thanks for visiting us. Foremost thing is Gatidhara scheme never stop and there is no such thing that it will start after 20th august better thing is you should visit nearer Gatidhara legitimate office and get complete detail of it.

  2. Hi myself Suman Bhunia From Paschim Medinipur (west bengal ). I applied for Gatidhara scheme On 1st week of February 2016 with all valid documents through Parraj Motors (tata authorised vehicle seller ) . When my application will be pass? I want to know the status. Please help me.

    • Hey Suman,
      Sorry to say but we can’t say when application will be passed because it is completely in hand of authorities but you can keep visiting nearer Gatidhara Office you definitely will get status of your application. Thanks for visiting us

  3. hello Ram,
    Could you please inform me, is it true If someone avail the Gatidhara scheme won’t get any state government job?
    or he/she can’t even apply for any state government jobs?
    please inform me as soon as possible..

    • Hi Arnab,
      We are glad you visit us and asked a query.See answer is Gatidhara is a scheme which only provides loan to buy Business vehicle not more than that there is no concern of any job and you can apply for any job of any state for which you wish to apply. Even if you already have availed benefits of other scheme for same purpose even though you are eligible for applying Gatidhara scheme. If any thing there we can help you please feel free to ask our entire team will help Thanks for visiting us keep visiting.

    • Hey Gyan,
      This scheme provides loan for business vehicle, If you think you can earn enough through the vehicle you are planning to have then it may possible, make sure you visit nearer Gati dhara office so you will get complete details of scheme. I have attached a link CLICK HERE. Thanks for visiting us

  4. Sir….mey gatidhra pey gari lena chahatihu….to muje key karna parega thora batadete to achcha hota mey english me thora kachcha hu isi liyea hindi mey likhkha….plzz sir help….

  5. Got the offer letter valid for 3 months,but if I don’t get the 1lakh within three month is the offer letter get invalid? What to do?

  6. Got the offer letter…but what to do next …when do I get the subsidy of 1 lakh ….If I don’t get the subsidy with in 3 months then what should I do…..can you plz tell me

  7. I got the offer letter……can you plz tell me when I will get the subsidy of 1 lakh …..If I don’t get the subsidy with in 3 months then what should I do …..

  8. I got the offer letter recently ……can you plz tell me when I will get the subsidy of 1 lakh …..If I don’t get the subsidy with in 3 months then what should I do …..plz rply

  9. Can u please tell me how to get subsidy amount ?
    I got sansang letter 25th October2017 but still not getting my subsidy amount.
    I’m already Payment Sanei Motors(Lake Town). for booked a Tour S. Already start my EMI but still not registration (BARRACKPORE).

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