‘Multiple’ entries for well being advantages in Punjab


Karam Prakash
Tribune News Service
Patiala, July 7

Gurnam, a neighborhood development employee, was perplexed to seek out himself registered by two authorities departments for advantages below the Ayushman Bharat Sehat Bima Yojana. Similar was the case with Gurdeep (actual identities withheld) and hundreds of different development staff of Punjab who’ve allegedly been registered by a number of departments. The irregularity is learnt to have been detected as a result of overlapping of Aadhaar numbers.

The Health Department, the nodal company for the scheme, has knowledgeable the Labour Welfare Board, which has requested Assistant Labour Commissioners of every circle to scrutinise Aadhaar particulars of the beneficiaries.

As the registration for Ayushman yojana must be accomplished and authenticated with Aadhaar card, a number of registrations shouldn’t have occurred, mentioned an knowledgeable.

An official mentioned because the insurance coverage premium of the employees — Rs 750 every — had already been paid by numerous departments to the agency engaged for the aim, it may imply losses to the state exchequer.



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