(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013 – PIB “Topic : Safeguarding the Interests of Workers”

(IGP) Special Current Affairs Material for IAS (Pre) 2013

Chapter: Gist of Press Information
Bureau Articles

Topic: Safeguarding the Interests of

Q. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana?

Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana scheme envisages provision of
issuance of smart cards to the beneficiaries to facilitate cashless transaction
upto Rs.30,000/-. The coverage of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana has been
extended to construction workers, street vendors, railway porters & vendors,
MGNREGA workers, domestic workers and beedi workers. As on 17 May, 2012, more
than 2.96 crore cards have been issued.

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