Major Welfare Initiative: AC approves Employees State Insurance Society
Jammu, Feb 5: In
a significant decision aiming to promote the welfare of the
employees/workforce, the Administrative Council which met under the
chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu accorded sanction to the
formation of J&K Employees Insurance Society under Employees Insurance Act
The Society upon
registration will serve as a managerial and health care body to provide for
effective administration and management of insurance health facilities and
insurance benefits to around 2.95 lakh insured persons under the Employees
Insurance Scheme. The decision will help to enhance the number of insured
persons to nearly 6 lakh persons.
The Society will
have the mandate to formulate policies for code of conduct, capacity building
and other training programmes for medical/para medical staff. Besides, it shall
undertake measures to generate awareness among the employers and the employees
so that more and more employees/workers can be brought under the Scheme.
Moreover, the Society will be a self-reliant body in terms of staff as it will
be able to hire the staff as per requirement.
The Scheme is
being implemented by the Employees Insurance Corporation through the Labour
Department covering industrial workers and their families, other establishments
like shops, hotels, restaurants, transport and newspaper, cinemas, educational
institutions (public, private, aided) run by individuals, trustees, societies,
private hospitals, nursing homes etc.
registration of the Society, the Employees Insurance Corporation (EIC) will
shift from treasury model to Society model thereby, not only easing the process
of seeking funds from the Government of
India but increase in the inflow of funds which will not be lapsable. The
Corporation will be better equipped to purchase standard quality medicines for
insured persons and will pave way for opening up of new dispensaries across
decision, the existing eight dispensaries of Employees Insurance Corporation at
Rangreth, Khonmoh, Bagh-i-Ali Mardan Khan, Zainakote in Kashmir and Talab Tilo,
Kathua, Bari Brahmana and Digiana in Jammu will get further strengthened in
terms of staff and equipment thereby enabling these dispensaries to provide
better healthcare services.