New Delhi,25 Apr,Lok Sabha:The Anganwadi Karyakarti Bima Yojana has been launched by Government as a social security group scheme of Life Insurance Corporation of India. The scheme is intended to cover the risk benefits of Anganwadi workers and helpers. The premium amount of Rs. 280/- per beneficiary per annum is shared as under:
(i) Rs. 100/- from the social security fund of LIC. (ii) Rs. 100/- by Government. (iii) Rs. 80/- by the Anganwadi worker/helper (insured member)
This was stated by Smt. Renuka Chowdhury, Minister for Women and Child Development in a reply to a question by Shri M. Sivanna and Smt. Manorama Madhavaraj in Lok Sabha here today. It has been decided to waive off Rs. 80/- as the share of the premium from the Anganwadi worker/helper for a period of two years from the year 2007-08. The Government releases funds to the LIC towards its premium contribution. The funds are therefore, not released to any State Governments and UTs by the Government.
The yearwise funds released to LIC from 2004-05 till 2007-08 are as under:
2004-05 Rs. 5 crore
2005-06 Rs. 8 crore
2006-07 Rs. 12 crore
2007-08 Rs. 2 crore (as required by LIC).