Implementation of Parnai HEP, Mediclaim Insurance Policy Approved

SRINAGAR- The State Cabinet today accorded sanction to the implementation of 37.5 MW Parnai Hydroelectric project at an estimated completion cost of Rs 640.41 crore.

In supersession of Cabinet Decision No. 123/07/2010 Dated: 29-04-2010 read with Government Order No. Rev (LAJ) 91 of 2010 Dated 18-05-2012, the Cabinet accorded sanction to the payment of compensation in favour of the occupants, for the structures un-authorisedly raised over the State/Shamilat (Kahcharai)/department land, under acquisition for various projects being executed through agencies like PMGSY authorities/PWD (R&B) Department, Border Roads Organisation, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), ERA and Hydroelectric Projects through NHPC and JKSPDC authorities. The entire cost of such structures shall be borne by the concerned indenting department/agency.

The payment of compensation shall be subject to the condition that such a structure existed on the said land for the last at least five years preceding the date of notification issued under section 4 (1) of the Land Acquisition Act.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal for introduction of Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for J&K Government Gazetted Employees for the year 2013-14 to 2015-16, negotiated with M/s ICICI Lombard GIC Pvt Ltd, for insurance cover of Rs 5.00 lac per family unit on floater basis against a total payable premium per employee of Rs 6081 per annum.

The policy for the Gazetted employees shall be introduced on mandatory basis without any component of subsidy, on pilot basis. The other categories of employees can also opt for the policy in case any sizeable group from any Government Department/Corporation desirous to join the policy at a later stage on the same premium as well as the terms and conditions. Cases involving expenditure beyond Rs 5.00 lac shall continue to be governed by the existing J&K Medical Attendance cum Allowance Rules. An employee who retires from the active Government service after the commencement of the Policy shall continue to be covered under the Insurance Scheme for the remaining period of three years on the same terms and conditions.

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