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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2416
ANSWERED ON:  09.03.2018
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
RAHUL RAMESH SHEWALE
UDIT RAJ
BHARTRUHARI MAHTAB
SANJAY SHAMRAO DHOTRE
Will the Minister of



HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the total number of beneficiaries under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) in the unorganised sector across the country, State/UT-wise;

(b) the total funds allocated/utilised under the yojana by the beneficiaries in the country, State/UT-wise;

(c) whether the Government proposes to increase the insurance cover provided under RSBY;

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(e) whether the Government has received complaints of malpractices/ irregularities in certain cases under RSBY during each of the last three years and the current year; and

(f) if so, the details thereof, State/UTwise along with the action taken/being taken by the Government on such complaints so far?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)
(a): RSBY covers families of Below Poverty Line (BPL) and 11 other defined categories of Unorganized Workers namely Building & Other Construction Workers, licensed Railway porters, Street Vendors, MGNREGA workers (who have worked for more than fifteen days during preceding financial year), Beedi workers, Domestic workers, Sanitation Workers, Mine Workers, Rickshaw pullers, Rag pickers and Auto/Taxi drivers. The State-wise list containing number of families enrolled under RSBY during 2016-17 is at Annexure-I.

(b): Under RSBY there is no state/UT-wise allocation of funds. Central Government releases its share of premium to State Governments on the receipt of their proposals. The State/UT-wise details of the funds released to State Governments during the year 2016-17 are at Annexure-II.

(c) & (d): The Hon’ble Finance Minister in his budget speech of 2018-19 has announced to launch a flagship National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to cover over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families (approx. 50 crore beneficiaries) providing coverage upto Rs. 5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary hospitalization. After the launch of NHPS, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) will be subsumed in it.

(e) & (f): During the last three years and the current year, this Ministry has not received any complaint of malpractices / irregularities under RSBY.

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