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coronavirus impact: Govt approves insurance cover for FCI officials

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Ram Vilas Paswan


WorldIndiaConfirmed6,761Deaths206Confirmed1,595,350Deaths95,455NEW DELHI: The government has approved the proposal for grant of life insurance cover to 1,08,714 workers and officers of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) including 80,000 labour who are working round the clock to supply food grains across the country amidst the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.

Announcing this, the union minister for food and consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the government is committed to provide all possible security to our Corona-warriors engaged in providing essentials and services to the common man during these times of crisis.

Under the provisions, during the six month period from March 24, 2020 to 23 September, 2020 if anybody dies due to COVID-19 infection while on duty with FCI, the regular FCI labourer will get a life cover of Rs 15 lakh, contractual labourer will be entitled to Rs 10 lakh insurance, Category-1 Officers Rs 35 lakh, Category-2 – Rs 30 lakh and Category -3 and 4 workers will get Rs 25 lakh.


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