Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced to pay the premium of the Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana on behalf of his government for BPL families in the state.
The Chief Minister said that the poor families who have lost members prematurely during the second wave of COVID-19 and for some reason could not fill the form for the benefit of this scheme will be given a benefit of Rs 2 lakh by the State Government. Lakhs of families are eligible for this scheme, he said while addressing a digital press conference.
The scheme is for people between the ages of 18 to 50 years with an annual premium of Rs 330.
The Chief Minister urged the poor families to go to the bank and fill up the form so that they can get the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana. Forms of this scheme can be filled by
For the eligible families of BPL, the premium of this scheme will be deposited in their account every year in future also after deducting it from their account. Under this scheme, the family gets an insurance benefit of Rs 2 lakh on the death of an eligible person of the state due to any reason.
He said that the first installment of premium must be in the account of the account holder. As soon as the installment premium is deducted from the account, the amount of premium will be deposited in the account by the government.
The Chief Minister said that great pain is caused by the loss of a loved one. Many families are not able to cope with the loss.
He said that since there are many families who are living life in poverty and the breadwinner of the family passes away at a young age, then a situation of crisis arises for that family. This scheme will be helpful for such families, he added.
Khattar further said that even before this, the Haryana Government was running several schemes of financial assistance for BPL families during the Covid pandemic. Covid-affected BPL families are being provided a one-time assistance of Rs. 5,000 for those who are undergoing treatment in home isolation.
Apart from this, there is a plan to provide a sum of Rs. 5,000 per day to the hospital for a maximum of seven days for treatment for a person belonging to BPL family who is undergoing treatment in a private hospital. For treating patients of Haryana, there is also a provision of giving Rs. 1,000 per patient per day to private hospitals, he added.