4.50 lakh employees to benefit from Employees Insurance-cum-Savings Scheme

6/1/2018

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, In a meeting of the Cabinet held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today, it has been decided to double the contribution and insurance value by revising the Employees Insurance-cum-Savings Scheme, 2003, with 60% share being fixed as contribution in the savings fund and 40% share in insurance premium. This arrangement will be effective from July 1, 2018, as Employee Insurance-cum-Savings Scheme, 2018. This will benefit about 4.50 lakh employees of the state. Public Health and Family Welfare The Cabinet has decided to include nearly 50 lakh additional families of 5 cadres in State Illness Assistance Scheme. The five cadres include architects and handicraft artisans, pensioners of Social Security Scheme, patta holders with forest rights, Bidi labourers and unorganized labourer cadre of Mukhya Mantri Jan-Kalyan Yojana. After the inclusion of these cadres, now nearly 1 crore 50 lakh families will be eligible for an amount of maximum Rs 2 lakhs for the treatment of marked diseases under State Illness Assistance Fund Scheme. Higher Education The Cabinet has decided to adopt the invitation process giving a fixed honorarium of minimum Rs 30,000 per month , that is Rs 1500 per day for all 12 months or for the period of remaining months of an academic session at one time for the applicants / guest faculty who have the qualifications prescribed on the approved vacancy of Professor / Assistant Professor / Librarian and Sports Officer in the colleges. The guest faculty will be eligible for 6-days of emergency leave and maternity leave with minimum honorarium for 90 days. As many as 469 colleges of the Higher Education Department are running in the state. The Cabinet approved the creation of total 44 posts including 20 academic and 24 non-academic for starting 3 new faculties in three government colleges in Athner (Betul), Nivas (Mandla) and Bhikangaon (Khargone) and new classes in 5 subjects at Post graduation level in 2 government colleges in Saunsar (Chhindwada) and Baihar (Balaghat) and a recurring expense of Rs 1 crore 45 lakh, 80 thousand per year and non-recurring expense of Rs 1 crore 73 lakhs, under Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) for establishing Navin Adarsh Mahavidyalaya in Dindori and Jhabua at a recurring expense of Rs 6 crore 69 lakh 98 thousand per year and non-recurring expense of Rs 24 crores ( centre’s share of Rs 14 crore 40 lakh and state share of Rs 9 crore, 60 lakh). Besides Cabinet has approved creation of total 146 posts including 96 academic and 50 non-academic and for starting Navin Adarsh Mahavidyalaya in Shehpura of Dindori district, with the state’s financial resources at a recurring expense of Rs 3 crore 34 lakh 99 thousand per year and non-recurring expense of Rs 12 crore and total 73 posts including 48 academic and 25 non-academic, total 219 posts (144 academic and 75 non-academic) for creation of 3 new Model Colleges. Medical Education The Cabinet has given the revised administrative approval of Rs. 4 crore 59 lakhs for the completion of residential building and campus construction of Medical College, Rewa. The Cabinet has given revised administrative approval of Rs 355 crore 95 lakh,increasing the sanctioned amount of Rs 265 crore 19 lakhs for construction of building and campus of Medical College, Vidisha. Animal Husbandry The Cabinet has approved to extend Gokul Mahotsav Yojana related to prevalent revenue expense up to next three years from April 1, 2017 in the 12th Five-Year Plan under Animal Husbandry Department. Farmer-Welfare andAgriculture Development The Cabinet decided to approve total Rs 1250 crore financial structure including centre’s share of Rs 750 crore and state’s share of Rs 500 crore for continuation of National Agriculture Development Scheme from year 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Cabinet has decided to grant approval of total Rs 1172 crore 68 lakh 90 thousand including centre’s share of Rs 703 crore 61 lakh 34 thousand and state’s share of Rs 469 crore 7 lakh 56 thousand financial structure for continuation of National Food Security Scheme from year 2017-18 to 2019-20. The Cabinet has decided to grant approval of total Rs 113 crore 20 lakh 92 thousand including centre’s share of Rs 67 crore 92 lakh 55 thousand and state’s share of Rs 45 crore 28 lakh 37 thousand financial structure for continuation of Soil Health Card Scheme under National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture from year 2017-18 to 2019-20. Cooperatives In order to provide relief to farmers affected by natural calamities, the Cabinet approved to continue the scheme of contribution of State government in the coming years and to provide the necessary provision in the budget of Cooperative Department to change small term loans to mid-term loans.