Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: The State Government has hiked the ceiling of combined annual income of the family of the unemployed youths to become eligible for the unemployment dole.

Till now, monthly financial assistance was provided to theyouths whose family’s combined annual income remained below Rs. 24,000. From the quarter commencing on July 1, 2009, the government has issued orders hiking the combined annual family income to Rs. 50,000. The unemployed youths who were eligible under the new criteria could collect the applications free of cost from the District Employment Exchange, Mannarpuram in the city.

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