Life Insurance Scheme for cantonment employees

Life Insurance Scheme for cantonment employees

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has launched life insurance scheme "Chhavni COVID: Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana", that will provide a cover of Rs five lakhs each employee working in cantonment areas across India.


A group life insurance scheme through the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), was launched by the minister during a webinar attended by presidents, vice-presidents and chief executive officers of all 62 cantonment boards.


The life insurance scheme will benefit more than 10,000 employees in all 62 cantonment boards in the event of any unfortunate fatal calamity with an insurance cover of Rs five lakhs each.


According to a statement by the Ministry of Defence, the scheme will benefit permanent and contractual employees, including doctors, paramedics and sanitation staff.


"Citing welfare schemes like Ayushman Bharat, Pradhana Mantri Awas Yojana, Smart Cities Mission, mid-day meal scheme for school children etc, Singh said there should be no gaps in implementation of these welfare schemes in cantonment areas".


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