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Licensed porters, vendors under health insurance scheme


Indian Railways brings Licensed porters, vendors under health insurance scheme

Railways have brought its licensed porters, vendors and hawkers under the Rashtriya Swasthiya Bima Yojana Scheme, the Parliament was informed today.

"The scheme to extend the facility has been finalised in consultation with the Labour and Employment Ministry and instructions have been issued to zonal railways," Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa said in the Lok Sabha.

In a written reply, the minister said, the railway zones have been asked to implement the scheme through the state government nodal agencies.

As per the scheme, 75 per cent of the premium will be borne by the Railways and the balance 25 per cent to be contributed by the beneficiary.


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