Jammu: Responding to various media reports regarding Group Mediclaim Insurance Scheme, the Finance Department on Friday clarified that the notice for foreclosure of the Insurance Agreement has been served to the insurer with effect from 31 December 2018.
“Till the midnight of 31 December 2018, any employee or their family members enrolled in the scheme will continue to receive the benefit of cashless treatment or the reimbursement as the case may be,” said a spokesperson of the Finance Department.
The spokesperson said if any employee or his/her family member have undergone treatment at their own cost, they may claim reimbursement provided they stand enrolled in the scheme.
“There will be no deduction of further premium installment by the DDOs and order for restoration of Medical Allowance will be issued separately,” the spokesperson clarified.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik had announced scrapping of controversial Group Medical Insurance Policy for government employees with Anil Ambani’s Reliance General Insurance.
At a time when Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group is on a notice-serving spree to media houses over their coverage of Rafale jet deal, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik’s announcement of scrapping of controversial Group Medical Insurance Policy for government employees with Anil Ambani’s Reliance General Insurance Limited (RGIL) came as another blow.
While the scheme was mandatory for employees of PSUs, autonomous bodies and universities, it was to be optional for pensioners and other categories of employees and accredited journalists.
However, this scheme has caused suspicion, as a private company was chosen to be mandatory for certain government employees.