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Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has prepared a blue print for implementing the scheme of cashless treatment of motor accident victims, as contemplated under the MV Act 2019. This includes  treatment of victims during the crucial Golden hour.

The ministry has written to principal secretaries and secretaries in charge of transport in all States and union territories soliciting their views on concept note of the scheme by the 10th of this month. The scheme also includes creation of a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund.

The National Health Authority being the nodal agency for PM-JAY and having footfall across the country with over 21,000 hospitals on board has been entrusted to implement the scheme.

It has been envisaged in the scheme to provide compulsory insurance cover to all Road users in the country.  The Fund would be utilised for treatment of road accident victims and for payment of compensation to the injured or to the family of person losing life in hit and run cases. The proposed modalities of the scheme have been designed in a way that they allow access to quality care at the right time for all individuals, irrespective of their capability to pay.

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

[Press Release dt. 01-07-2020]

[Source: PIB]

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With a view to providing a greater measure of protection to depositors in banks the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of India, has raised the limit of insurance cover for depositors in
insured banks from the present level of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh per depositor with effect from February 4, 2020, with the approval of the Government of India.

Reserve Bank of India

Press Release: 2019-2020/1878

[Press Release dt. 04-02-2020]

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The Government has set up a five-member committee to examine the issues related to framing of a proper, structured scheme for providing of insurance cover to the advocates and also suggest modalities for the implementation of such scheme. Union Minister for Law & Justice has set-up the committee under the chairmanship of Secretary Legal Affairs. Other members of the committee will include a senior representative from the Department of Financial Services and representative of the Department of legal affairs. The committee will also have one representative each from Bar Council of India and State Bar Councils.

In an order to this effect, Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad has directed that the committee shall recommend a comprehensive insurance scheme for the welfare of the advocated all over India to address concerns relating to untimely death and medical insurance. It states that the committee should submit its reports within three months and if the need be the committee may take opinion from all stakeholders including the representatives of the insurance companies to devise the proposed scheme. The committee shall also suggest the modalities of administration of the insurance scheme under a high powered body with adequate representatives of all stakeholders.

Earlier this month a delegation of lawyers led, among others by Shri Manan Mishra, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and which included Members of Bar Council of India and office bearers of various Advocates Associations met the Union Law Minister, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in connection with their concerns and demands. Union Minister had promised the delegation that the union government would seriously consider setting up of a structured scheme providing the security of insurance cover needs to address the problem of untimely death and medical insurance cover. He said the scheme may include assistance from central and state governments as also the involvement of State Bar Councils and in the representatives operating lawyer’s welfare fund.

[Source: PIB]

Ministry Of Law & Justice