Defence Minister launches Chhavni COVID:Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana

Facts:

  • Chhavni COVID:Yodha Sanrakshan Yojana: It is a group life insurance scheme to be implemented through Life Insurance Corporation(LIC).
  • Coverage: It will cover more than 10,000 employees in all 62 Cantonment Boards in event of any unfortunate fatal calamity with an insurance cover of Rs five lakhs each. 
  • Significance: The scheme will benefit permanent and contractual employees including doctors, paramedics and sanitation staff.

Additional Facts:

  • Cantonment Board: It is established for the administration of the civilian population in the cantonment area under the provisions of the Cantonments Act of 2006.Nodal Ministry:Ministry of Defence.
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