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Ministry of Commerce & Industry GENERATION OF JOBS BY STARTUPS Posted On: 15 DEC 2021 6:23PM by PIB Delhi The number of jobs generated in

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

GENERATION OF JOBS BY STARTUPS

Posted On: 15 DEC 2021 6:23PM by PIB Delhi

The number of jobs generated in last three years in the country, as reported by startups recognized by DPIIT, is as follows:

Year

Jobs Reported by Recognized Startups (as on 08th December 2021)

2018

93527

2019

142646

2020

169724

2021

(till 08th December)

192427

Total

598324

There is no centralized compilation of information on year-wise contribution made by startups in the Gross Domestic Production of the country.

Government of India as part of Startup India initiative has implemented Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS) Scheme and Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) across all States/UTs to promote private investment in the Startups through Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and incubators.

Under FFS, a corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore has been sanctioned, spread over 14th and 15th Finance Commission cycles. Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is the nodal bank under this Scheme. The FFS Scheme does not directly provide financial assistance to startups, instead supports SEBI- registered Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs), who in turn invest money in growing Indian startups through equity and equity-linked instruments.

Under the Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS), Rs. 945 crore has been sanctioned for period of 4 years starting from 2021-22. The funds are released to Startups through approved Incubators.

Further, 49 key regulatory changes to enhance ease of doing business, raising capital and reducing compliance burden have been undertaken. This includes insurers, EPFO, non-government provident funds, superannuation, and gratuity funds to invest in AIFs, thereby enabling billions of dollars’ worth of domestic capital being made available for the Indian startup ecosystem.

Furthermore, requirement of prior turnover and experience has been relaxed to encourage startups to participate for tenders. Startups have been exempted from requirement of earnest money deposit. ‘GeM Startup Runway’ has been launched with dedicated corner for startups to sell products and services to Government. As on 3rd October, 2021, 11,386 startups had been on boarded on GeM, with 93,908 orders from public entities.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Parkash, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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