Tuesday 29 May 2012

Domestic Workers under RSBY

The Government has extended the RashtriyaSwasthyaBimaYojana (RSBY) to domestic workers. Under the scheme, the smart card based cashless health insurance cover of Rs. 30000 per annum is provided to a family of five on a family floater basis.

The respective State Governments have to identify domestic workers who have completed 18 years of age on the basis of definition of domestic workers prescribed in the guidelines. 

Insurance Company in consultation with State Nodal Agency responsible for implementing RSBY prepares and implements a communication strategy for launching/ implementing the RSBY. The main objective of this strategy is to inform the beneficiaries regarding enrolment procedures and benefits of the scheme. In addition, State Government also undertakes communication activities aimed at improving the utilization of the scheme. 

This information was given by the Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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