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Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar Yojana – Taxi Subsidy Scheme for Jobless Youth in Punjab

Mukesh Jindal
Written by Mukesh Jindal

The Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar Yojana was a new scheme launched in the state of Punjab, by the Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh who had signed a deal with the two largest taxi service providers in India Uber, and Ola. The government is now all set to launch the scheme anytime soon most probably in the coming weeks.

The Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar is all about providing taxis at rates that come heavily subsidized from the state government. The scheme will not ask for any collateral to provide the vehicles to be used in the scheme.


Highlights of the scheme

  • Launched under the name of Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar Yojana
  • Launched by the Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh
  • In partnership with Uber and Ola
  • To provide a subsidy on TAXI rates
  • To employ the jobless youth of Punjab

Objectives of the scheme

  • To provide jobs to the jobless youth and an opportunity to make them self-reliant. The new draft transport policy will also open up permits for jobless youth to help in the efficient implementation of Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar Yojana.
  • The taxis would be provided at subsidized rates and no collateral would be required for the loan for purchasing the taxi. The loan repayment period would be 5 years under the scheme.

Important Features of Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar Yojana

  • A total of 1 lakh vehicles (light commercial and taxis) will be given every year. Rates will be subsidized by the state government.
  • Loans under Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar will not attract any kind of collateral.
  • Loan repayment term will be 5 years from the date when the loan will be disbursed.
  • Taxis handed over to the youth under this scheme will operate under the brands Uber and Ola.
  • Transport Offices in 22 districts of Punjab will be reconstructed for proper implementation of this scheme.
  • RTA offices located in Bhatinda, Ferozepur, Jalandhar, and Patiala will get a complete overhaul.
  • Sarathi – the online portal launched under e-Governance will be utilized for accepting license applications.
  • Vahan – the online portal launched under e-Governance will be utilized for registering the vehicles given out under this scheme.
  • The draft transport policy that will be designed will ensure that jobless youth get the necessary permits so that the scheme becomes successful.

Implementation of the scheme

They will start this scheme in the 22 District of the Punjab.  The memorandum of this scheme will also be provided to the every District Department of the Transport.  In these 22 District Department of the Transport, you will get the permission of the Taxis. They will allow the permit to the persons who want to take the benefit of the same.  They said that in Patiala, Jalandhar and Firozpur etc.  Cities will also take the benefit of the same. On one permit only the one taxis will run. Previously after getting the one permit, the owner of the vehicle will run the 2 or 3 buses on the one permit.


Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar Yojana will definitely help jobless youth in making them self-reliant. The scheme is expected to receive a great response after it is launched.


About the author

Mukesh Jindal

Mukesh Jindal

My name is Mukesh Jindal, and I am from New Delhi, India. I am an engineer by profession. I am employed by an IT company in which I work. My topics of interest include technology, mobile, and apps.

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