On January 5, 2020, Madhya Pradesh (MP) state Cabinet led by its Chief Minister (CM), Kamal Nath has approved the Mukhya Mantri Karmachari Swasthya Bima Yojana (Chief Minister Employees Health Insurance Scheme) implementation from April 1, 2020, for the welfare of all 12.55 lakh employees of the state.Key Points:
i.Benefits of the scheme: Under this, Rs 5 lakh for general illness and 10 lakh for critical illness & Cashless treatment facility up to Rs 10,000 per annum in OPD (Outpatient Department) will be provided / free medicines will be distributed.
ii.Beneficiaries: All the current and retired employees of the state will get the benefit of the scheme. These include government employees, contract workers, teacher cadres, nagar soldiers, employees serving in autonomous institutions of the state.
This scheme will be optional for employees working in corporations / boards and officers of All India Services (AIS).
The government has decided to increase the amount of discretionary funds of the Ministers from 50 lakh to one crore rupees in the state. Similarly, the annual voluntary grant amount of Ministers of State has been increased from 35 lakh to 60 lakh.
Along with this, approval has been given to fill 560 posts in Women and Child Development Department(WCD) to operate 100 % aided ‘One Stop Centre’ Scheme of the Government of India (GoI) in 51 districts of the State.
Under the loan waiver scheme called “Jai Kisan Fasal Rin Maafi Yojana”,the government has so far forgiven the debt of 21 lakh farmers. Now another list has been prepared. In which loan of 10 lakh farmers will be waived.
About Madhya Pradesh:
Governor– Lalji Tandon
Flower– White Lily
Dams– Gandhi Sagar Dam, Bansagar Dam, Bargi Dam, Indirasagar Dam.