Collector of Tiruvannamalai A. Gnanasekharan has invited applications from unemployed persons registered with the District Employment Office, Tiruvannamalai, and who remained unemployed for five years as on September 30, for the grant of unemployment allowance.

The Collector said in a release that candidates fulfilling the above criteria and have not crossed the age of 40 as on September 30, 2013 (45 years in the case of Adi Dravidar and tribals), and whose annual family income did not exceed Rs.50,000 are eligible to apply . Those who had failed in Standard X would get Rs.100 a month, and those who had passed Rs.150 a month. Candidates who had padded Plus-Two would get Rs.200 a month and graduates, Rs.300 a month.

Those who are eligible should fill the form obtained from the District Employment Office or downloaded from the department website, or a photocopy along with a certificate from a Revenue Department official, and submit the applications at the District Employment Office.