Swasthya Sathi for Nonteaching Staff of College and University

Government of West Bengal
Department of Higher Education,
Science and Technology & Biotechnology
C.S. Branch
Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091

No. 827-EH/O/CS/1M-01/2017 Date: 26th July, 2017


Sub: Introduction of Group Health Insurance Scheme named “Swasthya Sathi” for serving nonteaching permanent staff of Government-aided colleges and State-aided Universities.

Serving Non-teaching permanent staff of Government-aided colleges and State-aided Universities are not covered under any health insurance or similar other scheme. It has been under active consideration of the Government for some time past to provide a comprehensive health insurance coverage to this section of serving non-teaching staff and their families to protect them from financially debilitating effect of illness and adverse health conditions.

2. Now, the Governor is pleased to extend the benefit of the scheme, ”Swasthya Sathi” as mentioned in Finance Department’s Notification no. 1104-F(P) dated. 25.02.2016 to serving nonteaching permanent staff of Government-aided colleges and State-aided Universities of west Bengal as detailed below:-

3. The Scheme: The main features of the Scheme are:

i. The scheme will have basic health cover for secondary and tertiary care upto Rs. 1.5 Lakhs per annum.

ii. There will be no cap on the family size.

iii. Critical illness like, Cancer, Neuro surgeries, Cardiothoracic surgeries, liver diseases, blood disorders will be covered up to Rs.5.0 lakh.

iv. All pre-existing diseases will be covered.

v. The employee shall forgo regular medical allowance drawn as part of the monthly salary upon enrolment under the scheme.

4. The scheme will be implemented by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal.

5. The scheme for the aforesaid category of employees will be effective from the date of its issuance.

This is issued with the concurrence of Finance Department (Medical Cell) vide their U.O. No. 343/17 dtd. 12.07.2017.

By order of the Governor,

Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 827-EH dated 26.07.2017, Source

Higher Education,

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