Amma Two Wheeler Scheme

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  • TATA AIG Team
  • Published on :
  • 29/11/2023

The Amma two-wheeler scheme was inaugurated in 2018 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate the birth anniversary of the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa. It aims to empower poor working women by providing them with women-friendly vehicles at subsidised prices.

The key motto of the Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme is “Ease of Use.” Therefore, the vehicles under the scheme are auto-gear or gearless. The scheme is also known as the Pradhan Mantri Amma Scooter Yojana or Amma Bike Scheme which strives to benefit one lakh women in Tamil Nadu.

Under the scheme, there is a 50% subsidy capped at ₹25,000 offered to working women who want to purchase a two-wheeler. The beneficiary has to bear the remaining cost through a loan or other means.

In addition to this, differently-abled women can access three-wheeled retrofitted two-wheelers by applying for the scheme. Keep reading to know more about the Amma scooter scheme, its eligibility criteria, benefits and the method of application.

Who is Eligible for Two-Wheeler Subsidy in Tamil Nadu?

The following are the eligibility criteria for the Amma scooter scheme:

Age: The woman beneficiary must be between the age of 18 and 40 years.

Annual income: The annual income should not exceed ₹2.5 lakhs.

Educational Qualification: The woman beneficiary must have appeared for the class 8th exam regardless of passing or failing.

Driving licence: The beneficiary must have a driving licence or a learner’s permit for a two-wheeler.

List of Eligible Beneficiaries Under the Scheme

Besides the Amma scooter scheme eligibility criteria, the benefits of the scheme extend to the following eligible beneficiaries:

  • Women who have to travel long distances.

  • Women who are primary breadwinners of their families.

  • Women registered in organised and unorganised sectors as workers.

  • Women involved individually or collectively in a group to earn a wage or livelihood.

  • Women employees in establishments or shops.

  • Self-employed women involved in petty trades.

  • Working women in government-aided organisations, government projects, private institutions, community-based organisations, ASHA workers, banking correspondents/banking facilitators.

  • Applicant women should be a resident of the state of Tamil Nadu.

  • In addition to this, the scheme gives priority to the following:

  • Women living in hilly and remote regions

  • Women who are heads of their family

  • Deserted women

  • Destitute widows

  • Unmarried women above the age of 35 years

  • Transgenders

  • Women belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes

  • Differently abled women

Reservation Under the Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme

The reservation under the Amma two-wheeler scheme is as follows:

  • 21% of the scheme's allocation is reserved for women belonging to Scheduled Castes.

  • 1% of the scheme’s allocation is reserved for women belonging to Scheduled Tribes.

  • 4% of the scheme’s allocation is reserved for differently abled women (across all categories).

Documents Required for Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme

Here’s the list of documents needed for the Amma scooter scheme application:

  • Proof of age

  • Proof of residence that may include utility bills, driver's licence, Aadhaar card, etc.

  • Driving licence or Learner’s Licence Registration (LLR).

  • Aadhaar card

  • Income certificate from employer/ organisation/self-declaration for self-employed.

  • Proof of employment

  • Proof of educational qualification (8th pass/fail).

  • Passport-sized photograph

  • Community certificate in case of SC/ST candidates.

  • Differently-abled ID issued by the competent authority.

  • Invoice/Quotation of the two-wheeler purchased.

  • Bank passbook

  • Proof of membership in the priority category.

How Can You Apply for the Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme

To apply for the Amma Bike Yojana, you are required to download and fill out the application form. Here’s how you can register for the scheme online:

Step 1: Go to the designated website.

Step 2: Download the Amma two-wheeler scheme application form from the website. You can also collect the form from Block Offices, Collectorates and Urban Local Body Offices free of cost.

Step 3: Fill in the scheme form with accurate information.

Step 4: Once you have filled out the form, you can visit the Urban Local Body Offices or Block Offices to submit it. You can also post the form through speed post or registered post.

Step 5: Upon submitting the form, you will be given a unique application number and an acknowledgement receipt. Ensure to collect a signed acknowledgement receipt.

Note: The offices mentioned above have designated counters to receive Amma bike scheme applications between 10 am-5 pm on working days.

Amma Two-Wheeler Yojana Application for Rural Areas

The application form for women in rural areas is different. You can visit the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women to access the form for rural areas and follow these steps:

Step 1: Stick your passport-sized photograph in the designated space.

Step 2: Fill in the name of your district, block, village panchayat, etc.

Step 3: Furnish your details like name, address, date of birth, father/husband's name, educational qualification and other relevant information.

Step 4: Provide details including the price of the scooter you want to buy. Mention whether you are purchasing the vehicle from your funds or a loan. Also enclose your vehicle’s invoice quotation and details of the bank if taking a loan, etc.

Step 5: You are also required to mention the documents enclosed with the application form.

Step 6: Mention the date and place and do your signature on the application form.

Amma Two-Wheeler Yojana Application for Urban Areas

You can access the Amma two-wheeler scheme application form from the Tamil Nadu Corporation for the Development of Women or the official website. Now follow these steps:

Step 1: Stick your passport-sized photograph in the designated space.

Step 2: Fill in the name of your district, corporation, municipality, town panchayat, ward, etc.

Step 3: Furnish your details like name, date of birth, father/husband's name, educational qualification, address and other relevant information.

Step 4: Provide driving or learner’s licence details and details of the vehicle you wish to buy. You are also required to provide the invoice quotation, bank details if availing a loan, etc.

Step 5: Mention the additional documents like driver or learner’s licence, Aadhaar number, proof of education, community certificate, etc.

Step 6: Mention the date and place and do your signature on the application form.

Subsidy Claim Form for the Amma Two-Wheeler Yojana

The authorities will release the subsidy and deposit it in your bank/loan account upon receiving the registration certificate and completion of verification of the vehicle purchase. Here’s how you can download and fill in the subsidy claim form:**

Step 1: Go to the official website of the Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women to download the form.

Step 2: Furnish your application number, personal information, type of vehicle purchased, date of vehicle manufacture, etc.

Step 3: Also provide the registration number and registration date of the Amma subsidy scooter and your driving licence details. Also, specify whether you have used personal funds or a loan amount to purchase the vehicle. If you have taken a loan, furnish the details of the loan account.

Step 4: Provide your bank details like account number, IFSC code, name and branch of bank and type of account.

Step 5: Now enter your vehicle’s on-road cost and the amount of subsidy.

Step 6: Mention the date and do your signature on the subsidy claim form. Also, get the form signed by the finance company or the bank manager.

Specifications of the Vehicle Under the Amma Scooter Yojana

You can purchase any auto-geared or gearless two-wheeler vehicle with the following specifications:

  • The vehicle’s maximum engine capacity should be 125cc.

  • The vehicle must be eligible to be registered under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.

  • The two-wheeler must be manufactured on or after 1st January 2018.

  • The two-wheeler must be compliant with the latest emission norms.

Benefits of the Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme

The Amma two-wheeler scheme is an excellent initiative to help working women belonging to economically and socially backward sections of society. Here’s a list of benefits of the scheme:

  • The scheme aims to positively impact over one lakh women every year.

  • It is open to all the residing women of the Tamil Nadu state including rural and urban areas.

  • The 50% subsidy provided under the Amma Bike Scheme is directly credited into the beneficiary’s account.

  • Beneficiary women can pay for the remaining amount through personal funds or a loan.

Amma Two-Wheeler Scheme Contact Details

In case you need any assistance or have any queries related to the scheme, you can use the following contact details:

Tamil Nadu Corporation for Development of Women Ltd. Mother Teresa Women’s Complex, First Floor Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nugambakkam, Chennai-600034 Tamil Nadu, India Helpline number: +91-44-28173412 Email: tncdwho@yahoo.co.in/tncdw@tn.nic.in Fax: +91-44-28173409

Wrapping Up

Anticipated to benefit one lakh women in a year, the Amma Bike Scheme reflects the Tamil Nadu government's commitment to empowering women by facilitating their mobility. The scheme will also help promote employment and women's independence in both rural and urban regions.

So, go ahead and apply for the Amma two-wheeler scheme if you fall under the eligibility criteria. And do not forget to insure your prized possession with a suitable two-wheeler insurance policy.

Two-wheeler insurance is an excellent tool to safeguard yourself from unexpected financial liabilities arising from third-party damages/injuries or damages to your two-wheeler. You can choose from different insurance for two-wheeler plans depending on your needs.

You can use our bike insurance calculator to know the cost of insuring your two-wheeler with Tata AIG and customise your plan according to your unique needs. So, hand over your two-wheeler’s safety in our hands and hit the road with confidence.

FAQS

Is there any age limit to apply for the Amma bike Yojana?

Yes, the Amma two-wheeler scheme has an age limit for application. The woman applicant must fall in the age group of 18-40 years to apply for the scheme.

Where should I submit my Amma two-wheeler scheme application form?

You can submit the duly filled Amma scooter scheme application form to the Urban Local Body Offices or Block Offices. You can also submit the form at the respective offices through a speed post or registered post.

Can I avail of the subsidy before buying the two-wheeler?

No, you cannot avail of the subsidy before buying the two-wheeler. You must buy the vehicle and furnish your Registration Certificate and your driving licence to receive the 50% subsidy.

What is the Amma two-wheeler scheme status?

The scheme is open currently for all eligible rural and urban women in the state of Tamil Nadu.

How do you get the Amma two-wheeler scheme?

To avail of the benefits of the Amma two-wheeler scheme, you must meet the eligibility requirements of the scheme. If you are eligible for the scheme, furnish all the required documents, fill out and submit the application at designated places. You can also complete the Amma two-wheeler scheme online registration. Once the physical verification of the two-wheeler is complete, the authorities will release the 50% subsidy in your bank account.

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