Centre to give 90 pc of premium in Bima Yojna

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New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) The Centre and the North-Eastern States and Jammu and Kashmir would now share the premium of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana on a 90:10 basis instead of 75:25 as approved by the Cabinet on September 6, 2007.

A proposal for the change in the premium sharing pattern was approved by the Union Cabinet today.

The move would benefit about 16 lakh BPL families (a unit of five) in the unorganised sector during five years beginning from 2008-09, Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told mediaperson after the Cabinet meeting.

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