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Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY)for Workers in Unorganized Sector

14-March-2011 16:15 IST

Workers in Unorganized Sector

The National Social Security Board constituted in the Ministry of Labour & Employment made recommendations for providing basic minimum social security cover in the form of life and disability insurance, health and maternity benefit and old age pension to all unorganized workers/occupational groups in a phased manner.
As a follow up, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) has been extended to building & other construction workers, licensed railway porters, vendors and hawkers, who are from the unorganized sector and are socially challenged and street vendors. The Government is planning to extend the scheme to such Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme (MNREGS) workers who have completed 15 days or more during previous financial year, beedi workers and also to unorganized sector workers in hazardous mining and associated industries like slate and slate pencil, dolomite, mica and asbestos etc. The Government has constituted Task Force for suggesting social security schemes for (i) domestic workers (ii) street vendors, rickshaw pullers, auto rickshaw/taxi drivers & rag pickers and (iii) sanitation workers and leather workers. The Task Force for Domestic workers in its first report has recommended extension of health insurance scheme, namely, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to domestic workers in first phase. The proposal is under consideration of the Government.
This information was given by Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister for Labour And Employment in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25

Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974

Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.

6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:

6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:

6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.

Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.

(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.

(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.

(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.

Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below

Age Group PME Due

Age 00-45 every 4yrs

Age 45-55 every 2yrs

Age 55-60 every year
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.