Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to provide an insurance cover of Rs 1 crore to its officials and employees who are rendering essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
On Wednesday, Municipal Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad issued an order on this issue. The city mayor and all party leaders in the PMC have already given their approval for the insurance scheme.
“The civic administration has decided to provide the insurance cover worth Rs 1 crore to its officials and employees working to provide services to citizens during this pandemic. The mayor and all party leaders have suggested giving Rs 1 crore insurance and a job to the successor of the dead employee or official. However, the administration has changed the scheme slightly,” said Gaikwad.
“Now, the PMC will provide Rs 1 crore under the insurance to the family if the employee dies due to COVID-19 infection. If a dead employee or official’s family member wants a job in PMC, it will give Rs 75 lakh cash compensation and the job,” he added.
The civic body is working hard to control COVID-19. Its officials and employees are treating patients, operating in isolation and quarantine wards and conducting surveys. Doctors, nurses, medical staff, teachers and Health Department officials are working round the clock risking their lives.
Highlights of Corona Suraksha Kavach
- Eligible employees: PMC officials, Health department employees, officials, PMC hospital staff, i.e. doctors, nurses and teachers, clerks and security guards
- The scheme is applicable till July 30, 2020, or till the State government’s declaration of withdrawal of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897
- Insurance cover of Rs 1 crore to a family member of the dead or cash worth Rs 75 lakh and a job to the successor
Pune has emerged as a hotbed in terms of coronavirus cases. Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with over 1,200 cases.