Tata Power aims to enroll about 1000 SHGs

Labor Commissioner Office to help in implementing Janshree Bima Yojana


MUMBAI: Tata Power Community Development Trust (TPCDT) is working with the Labor Commissioner’s Office to facilitate the implementation of the Janshree Bima Yojna – the Govt.-sponsored socially oriented insurance scheme, for Self Help Group members working in the unorganised sector.

More than 220 SHG members have been enrolled under this programme. TPCDT aims to enroll about 1000 SHG members by the end of this financial year, Tata Power informed.

Ashok Sethi, COO and Executive Director said, “We will educate the SHG members of the scheme’s benefits and facilitate their enrollment thereby helping them in securing their family’s future.”

The objective is to facilitate implementation of this social security scheme for the workers from unorgansied sector like – domestic workers, contract workers, home-based workers amongst others.

The initiative will educate SHG members on the benefits of scheme and facilitate registration by encouraging them to make a one-time nominal payment of Rs 50, which will then be supplemented by contributions from the State Govt. and Central Govt. by Rs 50 and Rs 100 respectively for life insurance coverage amounting to a total sum of Rs 75,000.

The scheme will also provide scholarships of Rs 1200 per year to the children of enrolled members studying from standard 9th to 12th.

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