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RSBY under implementation on pilot basis: Nagender

Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:33 PM
RSBY under implementation on pilot basis: Nagender

Labour Minister Danam Nagender said that the Rashtriya Swasth Bima Yojana (RSBY) for migrant brick kiln workers, mainly from Odisha, was being implemented on pilot basis in Ranga Reddy district.

Replying to a question raised by MLA A Rajender during Question Hour in the State Legislative Assembly on Friday, the Labour Minister said the RSBY was introduced for the protection of health of the workers in the unorganised sector. He said that the RSBY, a Central Government scheme, covers Health Insurance for an amount of Rs 30,000 per annum for family consisting of five members on floater basis. Under the scheme, more than 1,000 medical procedures are covered and each family shall be issued smart card, through which cashless transactions take place.

Under the scheme, the Central Government contributes 75 per cent of the premium not exceeding Rs 750 and the State Government contributes 25 per cent of the premium. At present, the RSBY scheme was not being implemented in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area, Nagender said.

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