Create awareness on schemes for govt employees: ADC

'Change in rules has slowed down reimbursement of medical bills'

Additional Deputy Commissioner M L Vaishali stressed on a need to create awareness among government employees on schemes like Jyothi Sanjeevini.

It is important to be acquainted with information on any government scheme before it is implemented, as a whole, said the official, inaugurating a workshop on the scheme, organised by the government employees’ association and the Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust at Kuvempu Kalamandir on Wednesday.

Zilla Panchayat deputy secretary Rajagopal said that, earlier, the administrative section directly received medical bills of employees. “Now, it is mandatory that the respective office heads countersign the bills before forwarding them to the administrative section. Hence, many bills have been pending for reimbursement,” he explained.

State Government Employees’ Association General Secretary Patel Pandu said that Rs 92 crore has been reserved for the effective implementation of the Jyothi Sanjeevini Scheme, during the last budget. “Also, Rs 20 crore has been released for the work. Only 13 lakh employees have enrolled for the scheme and there are still 30 lakh employees to do so,” he said.

He meanwhile urged the government to fill 1.40 lakh vacant posts and to provide all facilities. The State government employees should be provided with the pay scale equivalent to that of the Central government, he requested.

Resource person Prasad delineated upon the project. Association district unit President Parameshwarappa and Secretary Hemanth Kumar were present among others.
 

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