Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana(PMRPY) Guidelines & User Manual

Published Date - 30 March 2018 02:25:06 Updated Date - 30 March 2018 02:26:50

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) enables incentives towards employers, registered with Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) , for creation of new employment, wherein the Government of India will be paying the 8.33% EPS contribution related to the employer towards new employment created for upto 3 years

The Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana(PMRPY) Plan 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. This scheme has a dual benefit, where, on the one hand, the employer is incentivised for increasing the employment base of workers in the establishment, and on the other hand, a large number of workers will find jobs in such establishments. A direct benefit is that these workers will have access to social security benefits of the organized sector.

All the informal sector workers will get social security and result in job creation. Candidates can see guidelines, user manual, process and fill PMRPY Scheme Application Form at

All the employees who joined on or after 1st April 2016 and possess new Universal Account Number (UAN) can apply. The salary of the employees must be less than Rs. 15000 per month. PMRPY Scheme also has a direct benefit that all such workers can access social security benefits of organized sector.

Till date, PMRPY has added around 31 lakh beneficiaries to formal employment which involves an expenditure of More than Rs. 500 crore.



  • · 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). 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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The establishments must be registered with Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) for obtaining benefits related to the scheme.
  • Establishments registered with the EPFO must also have a Labor Identification Number (LIN) allotted to them under the Shram Suvidha Portal ( The LIN will be the primary reference number for all communication that is to be made under the PMRPY Scheme.
  • The establishment must have a valid organizational PAN, digital signature and a bank account by means of which payments to establishment will be made.
  • The eligible employer should have added new employees to the reference base (March 2016) of workers to obtain benefits under the Scheme from August, 2016 onwards.
  • The reference base of workers will be calculated 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 or verified from the monthly ECR for March, 2016.
  • Monthly ECR for March, 2016 must have been filed.
  • For new establishment obtaining registration with EPFO after 1st April, 2016, the employer can obtain of PMRPY benefits for all new qualified employees.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana – PMRPY Process

The complete procedure to avail the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana is as follows:-

  • 1st Step – All the establishments registered with EPFO under EPF Act 1952 can apply to avail the PMRPY Benefits. For EPFO Registration Online – Click here
  • 2nd Step – Establishment should have a valid Labour Identification Number (LIN) under Shram Suvidha Portal. In case LIN is not known, visit official Shram Suvidha Portal or directly click Know Your LIN
  • 3rd Step – All the Employees must possess a valid Aadhaar linked UAN and monthly salary must be less than Rs. 15,000 p.m. Employees can click UAN Services or UAN Member Interface
  • 4th Step – All the textile sector Establishments having NIC Code 1410 and 1430 can avail benefits. For Textile / Garments Sector, govt. will bear 8.33% EPS + 3.67% EPF Contribution for new employment.
  • 5th Step – Visit the official website and Make Registration at the PMRPY Portalto avail benefits.

For Member Passbook Service and other frequently used services, please visit –

Definition of New Employee

A new employee for the reasons of the scheme is thereby defined as:

  • an employee who earns less than Rs. 15000 per month and
  • not working in any establishment that is registered with the EPFO in the earlier period (prior to 01st April, 2016) and
  • did not have a Universal Account Number preceding to 01st April, 2016.

The employers will persist to get the 8.33% contribution that is paid by the Government for these qualified new employees for the next 3 years, provided they continue in employment by the same employer. The 8.33% contribution will be paid by GOI after the employer has paid the 3.67% EPF contribution for these new employees every month. To prevent any penalty on the EPF or EPS contribution, the employer is advised to present the PMRPY online form at the earliest, if possible by the 10th of the subsequent month.

Employers or Establishments applying for the Scheme shall be completely accountable for the information uploaded and be legally responsible for dues and penalties under the  The Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952 for misstatement, misrepresentation etc.

The Scheme will be in operation for a period of 3 years for the duration of which the government will persist to pay the employer’s share of 8.33% EPS contribution for the subsequent 3 years. That is, all new qualified employees will be subject to coverage under the PMRPY Scheme till 2019-20.

Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana – PMRPY Guidelines

PMRPY Scheme was launched in August 2016 where central govt. pays 8.33% contribution of Employers to Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). This scheme creates employment in the informal sector and also provide incentive to employers. People can also see PMRPY Manual / User manual.

Employees in informal sector employed after 1st April 2016 having salary less than 15,000 p.m and having UAN can apply online. For more details about the scheme, see PMRPY Guidelines (Revised)

PMRPY Helpline Number

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