SRMS Revised Scheme Guidelines 2021-2022 PDF
SRMS Full Form SELF EMPLOYMENT SCHEME FOR REHABILITATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS
Revised Scheme Guidelines
SELF EMPLOYMENT SCHEME FOR REHABILITATION OF MANUAL SCAVENGERS (Revised) –APPLICABLE FROM THE YEAR 2021-22.
1.1 The Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS) was launched in January, 2007, to rehabilitate by 2009 the manual scavengers and their dependents in alternative occupations who could not be rehabilitated in the earlier Scheme, National Scheme for Liberation and Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (NSLRS). The Scheme was extended upto March, 2010, with a provision for the coverage of spill-over of beneficiaries even thereafter, if required.
1.2 Subsequently, ‘Houselisting and Housing Census 2011’ data released by the Registrar General of India(RGI) in March, 2012, showed that there were about 26 lakh insanitary latrines in the country. Though the census data did not capture the data of persons engaged as manual scavengers. The very fact that there were insanitary latrines in the country inferred existence ofmanual scavenging as insanitary latrines would require manual cleaning. Therefore, it was felt necessary to have a stringent Act to prohibit construction of insanitary latrines and engagement of manual scavengers.
1.3 Parliament enacted the “Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013”(MS Act, 2013), prohibiting insanitary latrines, manual scavenging and hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks. This Act came into force w.e.f 06.12.2013. The Act also specified the rehabilitation benefits to be provided to the persons included in the list of identified manual scavengers and their dependents.
1.4 Keeping in view the provisions of the MS Act, 2013, the SRMS Scheme was revised in November, 2013 for the period upto 2016-17 with a provision for further continuation of the Scheme till all the manual scavengers and their dependents are rehabilitated. Accordingly, the Scheme has been extended from time to time up to 2020-21.
2.1 Manual Scavenger and Manual Scavenging: “manual scavenger” means a person engaged or employed, at the commencement of this Act or at any time thereafter, by an individual or a local authority or an agency or a contractor, for manually cleaning, carrying, disposing of, or otherwise handling in any manner, human excreta in an insanitary latrine or in an open drain or pit into which the human excreta from the insanitary latrines is disposed of, or on railway track or in such other spaces or premises, as the Central Government or a State Government may notify, before the excreta fully decomposes and the expression “manual scavenging” shall be construed accordingly.
2.2 Hazardous Cleaning of Sewer/ Septic Tank: hazardous cleaning” by an employee, in relation to a sewer or septic tank, means its manual cleaning by such employee without the employer fulfilling his obligations to provide protective gear (as defined in MS Rule, 2013) and other cleaning devices and ensuring observance of safety precautions, as may be prescribed or provided in any other law, for the time being in force or rules made thereunder;
2.3 Family and Dependent are defined for all rehabilitation measures, as under:
2.3.1 One Time Cash Assistance (OTCA): Only one member of the family is eligible for OTCA payment. However, if children (male or female) above 18 years of age, belonging to the same family are also eligible for OTCA payment as separate family unit.
2.3.2 Skill Development Training Programme (SDTP)/Loan Scheme: All manual scavengers who are willing and their dependents who are above 18 years of age are eligible for skill training and loan.
2.3.3 Insurance: Family for the purpose of health insurance coverage would be same as adopted under PM-JAY for other families.
2.3.4 Dependent: The dependent of manual scavengers is one who is a member of their family or is dependent on them. Each individual manual scavenger and his/her spouse or children who are at the age of 18 years and above, who are not employed will be provided rehabilitation benefits (skilling and extension of loan facility).
2.4 Sanitation Workers/ Safai Karmacharis and their dependents: “Sanitation Worker” means a person, engaged in or employed for any sanitation work and includes waste pickers and also those persons who were engaged in hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tank, but excludes domestic workers.
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