Government of West Bengal
No. 5594-F(P) Dated, the 6th day of September, 2017.
Sub: Extension of Coverage of “Swasthya Sathi” Scheme
The State Government has introduced “Swasthya Sathi”, a Comprehensive Group Health insurance scheme for different categories of volunteers/ workers vide Finance Department No. 1104-F(P) Dated 25th February 2016. The Scheme already covers ASHA Workers, ICDS Workers, ICDS Helpers, Home Guards/ NVF, Civic Police Volunteers, Civil Defence Volunteers, Village Police Volunteers at Gram Panchayats, Self Help Group members of WBSRLM, Self Help Group Members of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs Department, Disaster Management workers, contractual/ casual/ daily rated workers in various Departments, three-tier Panchayat Members and other contractual employees of Panchayat & Rural Development Department, and part-time lecturers and contractual staff of Colleges and Universities.
2. It has been under active consideration of the Government to expand the coverage of Swasthya Sathi to include other employees/ workers/ volunteers/ teachers engaged in government work. Accordingly, after careful consideration, the Governor is pleased hereby to decide that the following groups of employees/ workers/ volunteers/ teachers etc. as mentioned against the corresponding Administrative Department as in the table below be covered under “Swasthya Sathi” with immediate effect in addition to those already covered under the Scheme:-
|Department||Employees/ Workers/ Volunteers/ Teachers etc.|
|Higher Education/ School Education||Para Teachers|
|Contractual staff of Sarba Siksha Mission including Circle Level Resource Centre|
|Teachers and non-teaching employees of Primary and Secondary Schools|
|Panchayat & Rural Development||Samprasarak/ Samprasarika of Shishu Shiksha Kendras|
|Samprasarak/ Samprasarika of Madhyamik Shiksha Kendras|
|Contractual Homeopathic Doctors/ Compounders at Gram Pamchayat level|
|Minority Affairs & Madrasah Education||Samprasarak/ Samprasarika of Madrasa Shiksha Kendras, Shishu Shiksha Kendras and Madhyamik Shiksha Kendras.|
|Teachers and non-teaching employees of recognised aided Madrasahs|
|Fire & Emergency Services||Fire and Auxiliary Workers|
|Self-Help Group & Self Employment||Prakalpa Sahayaks & Supervisors|
|Health and Family Welfare||Rogi Sahayaks|
|Auxiliary Nurse Midwife of National Health Mission|
|Other Contractual staff of National Rural Health Mission & National Urban Health Mission including ASHA supervisors and Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram doctors|
|Contractual staff of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna & Swasthya Sathi|
|Contractual Staff of West Bengal Health & Family Welfare Samity|
|Contractual Homeopathic, Ayush and Unani Doctors and compounders at Gram Panchayat level|
|Urban Development & Municipal Affairs||Elected representatives of Municipalities|
|Employees of Development Authorities not covered under West Bengal Health Scheme|
|Employees of Urban Local Bodies not covered under West Bengal Health Scheme|
|Sanitary workers and workers engaged under West Bengal Urban Employment Scheme in Urban Local Bodies|
3. Employees/ workers/ teachers who are in receipt of monthly medical allowance can opt for the Scheme by forgoing the monthly medical allowance.
4. It has also been decided that apart from contractual/ casual/ daily rated workers covered under No. 4570-F(P) dated 31.08.2016, all contractual/ casual/ daily rated employees engaged by any Department with specific approval of the Finance Department and drawing remuneration from the treasuries or from grant-in-aid shall also be eligible to be enrolled under Swasthya Sathi scheme.
Sd/- H. K. DWIVEDI
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal.