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Haryana to cover all residents under ambit of PMSBY

Chandigarh, Jul 17 (UNI) The Haryana government has decided to cover all the residents of the state under the ambit of Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), which provides accidental insurance coverage to the persons in the age group of 18 to 70 on death and disability.
A notification to this effect issued by Social Justice and Empowerment department states that under this scheme, which is effective from June 1 last, all beneficiaries in the state would get accidental cover of Rs 2 lakh.
The beneficiaries who have enrolled themselves during the year period from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 will be entitled to get the reimbursement of premium.
The scheme would also provide insurance benefit of Rs 2 lakh for total and irrecoverable loss of both eyes or loss of use of both hands or feet or loss of sight of one eye and loss of use of hand or foot due to accident.
It will also provide insurance cover of Rs one lakh in case of total and irrecoverable loss of sight of one eye or loss of use of one hand or foot due to accident.
With the implementation of PMSBY the existing Rajiv Gandhi Parivar Bima Yojana (RGPBY) had been ceased from March 31 last.
The objective of the scheme will be an Accident Insurance Scheme with one year cover, renewable from year to year offering accidental death and disability cover.
The scheme will be offered through Banks and administered through Public Sector General Insurance Companies (PSGICs) and other General Insurance Companies.
The Adhaar seeded PMSBY saving bank account holders in the state who will give their consent to join or enable auto-debit, as per the above modality, will be enrolled into the scheme.
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