RBI/2011-12/85; RPCD.GSS Div..BC. No.5/09.03.01/2011-12; July 1, 2011
The Chairman/ Managing Director
All Indian Public Sector Banks
Master Circular on Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS) from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for rehabilitation of all the remaining scavengers and their dependents
Reserve Bank of India had issued instructions in April 2008 to banks regarding operationalisation of the new Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers (SRMS). To enable banks to have current instructions at one place, a Master Circular incorporating all the existing guidelines/ instructions/ directives/ reporting formats has been prepared and is appended. We advise that this Master Circular has been updated and consolidates all previous instructions on the subject issued by Reserve Bank up till June 30, 2011. Particulars of the Scheme as well as the broad guidelines to be followed by the banks in implementing this Scheme are given in the Annexure I to this circular. The reporting proforma for the performance and recovery of the new scheme is given at Annexure II and Annexure III respectively. Since Government of India has stopped funding the existing National Scheme for Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers (NSLRS) since 2005-06, you are advised to henceforth implement the SRMS scheme in place of SLRS (Scheme for Liberation and Rehabilitation of Scavengers).
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Dr. Deepali Pant Joshi)
Chief General Manager-in-Charge