Jagan asks officials not to delay payment of YSR Bima benefits
‘Changes made to ensure smooth claim settlement will be implemented from July 1’
Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday requested the officials to implement the amendments finished to the YSR Bima scheme from July 1, whereby the federal government would instantly present monetary help to the kin of the deceased.
A sum of ₹1 lakh can be paid, if the breadwinner of the household within the age group of 18 to 50 years dies a pure demise, and ₹5 lakh if the beneficiary aged between 18 and 70 years dies in an accident.
Reviewing the YSR Bima scheme, the Chief Minister requested the officials to revamp the present tips to make the claim-settlement course of easy and straightforward. He made it clear that the compensation quantity ought to be paid inside a month of receiving the appliance and ordered appointment of a particular officer to monitor the implementation of the scheme.
There ought to be no delay in payment of the cash in case of demise of farmers, unintentional demise of fishermen or demise of livestock, mentioned Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy and requested the district Collectors to guarantee easy settlements of the claims. The screening of functions may very well be dealt with by village and ward secretaries, he added.
The officials defined that round 1.4 crore ration card holders within the State are being coated underneath the YSR Bima scheme.
Despite the Central authorities, which paid 50 % of the premium quantity earlier, withdrawing from the scheme, they mentioned that the State authorities continued the insurance coverage scheme by paying your complete premium quantities to guarantee monetary safety to the households in want.
Citing delay within the course of of opening financial institution accounts, linking them to the insurance coverage and non-settlement of claims and compensating the affected households, they mentioned even because the premium was being absolutely paid by the federal government, there have been points equivalent to failure of the beneficiaries to open accounts or linking them to the insurance coverage, leading to pendency of functions in financial institution branches.
After finishing the official formalities, 45 days is taken into account because the lean interval and the authorities do not pay any compensation if the breadwinner of the household dies throughout that interval. As many as 12,039 individuals died inside 45 days of making use of for the insurance coverage and no compensation was paid to their households by the banks. But with the Chief Minister’s intervention, ₹254.72 crore has been paid to them on humanitarian grounds, they mentioned.
So far, solely 60 lakh accounts have been opened whereas 58 lakh functions have been pending within the State. Of the 6,173 functions obtained until date, solely 2,839 beneficiaries have uploaded paperwork and 152 households have obtained the benefits.
Expressing satisfaction over the onerous work of the Finance Department to be certain that the benefits of the welfare schemes reached the needy even through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister mentioned leaving no scope for corruption, the federal government had transferred ₹95,000 crore by DBT and had spent ₹1.35 lakh crore in whole, together with on welfare schemes equivalent to Aarogyasri, Sampoorna Poshana and housing for the poor.