MCC extends insurance net to its employees

DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has enrolled all its group D employees under two ambitious social security schemes i.e. "Pardhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Beema Yojna" (PMJJBY) and "Pardhan Mantri Suraksha Beema Yojna" (PMSBY). In a function organized at Auditorium, Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Bhawan, Sector 38, Chandigarh, the City Mayor Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma distributed enrolment letters to the beneficiaries from Sanitation wing, Public Health wing and Horticulture wing, MCC. While addressing the employees about the social security schemes, the Mayor lauded the efforts of Municipal Commissioner, Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS for introducing and implementing the social schemes very fast. He said that last week the Commissioner came with the agenda item in the General House meeting for the social security schemes for the employees of MCC and after its approval the same has been implemented with today's enrolment distribution function He said that this would be a pathbreaking imitative towards providing affordable universal access to essential social security protection in a convenient manner linked to auto-debit facility from the bank account of the subscriber. He said that both the ambitious social security schemes will provide insurance cover in the unfortunate event of death by any cause or disability due to an accident. He said that the convenient delivery mechanism of the schemes is expected to address the situation of very low coverage of life or accident insurance. The Mayor said that the PMSBY will offer a renewable one year accidental death cum disability cover of Rs. 2 lacs for partial permanent disability to all group D employees, door to door waste collectors and outsourced group D employees in the age group of 18-70 years for a premium of Rs. 12/- per annum per subscriber. While PMJJBY on the other hand will offer a renewable one year life cover of Rs. 2 lacs to all group D employees, door to door waste collectors and outsourced group D employees in the age group of 18-50 years, covering death due to any reason, for a premium of Rs. 330/- per annum per subscriber. He said that the annual premium of all the group D employees, door to door waste collectors and outsourced group D employees will be borne by the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh. It shall amount to around 24 lacs per Annum. Initially two banks i.e. Punjab National Bank and Bank of Baroda have been authorized for enrolling the employees under both the schemes. Earlier, Sh. Arun Sood, area councilor welcomed all the dignatories including Chief Guest and listed many beneficiary schemes run by the Government of India and the important role and responsibilities of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh for implementing the same in the city beautiful. Others present on the occasion were Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Sh. Sanjay Tandan, Director, National Mineral Development Corporation (NDMC), Sh. Arun Sood, area councilor, other councilors and officers of MCC. (


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