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Occupational criteria to determine entitlement to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna
eMediNexus,  10 October 2018
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The National Health Agency responsible for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY), in a circular has advised states to authorise district collectors and district magistrates to identify eligible beneficiaries under the scheme. Households having motorized two, three or four wheeler, fishing boat, mechanized three or four wheeler agricultural equipment, Kisan Credit Card with a credit limit of above Rs 50,000 and in which a member is a government employee and households with non-agricultural enterprises registered with the government are automatically excluded, as per SECC 2011.Those having a member earning more than Rs 10,000 per month, paying income tax, professional tax, three or more rooms with pucca walls and roof, a refrigerator, and a landline phone are also excluded.Households owning more than 2.5 acres of irrigated land with one irrigation equipment, owning five acres or more of irrigated land for two or more crop season, owning at least 7.5 acres of land or more with at least one irrigation equipment are also excluded.For urban areas, the 11 occupational criteria will determine entitlement. These categories of workers are rag pickers; beggars; domestic workers; street vendors; cobblers, hawkers and other service providers working on streets; construction workers, plumbers, masons, labourers, painters, welders, security guards, coolies and other head-load workers and sanitation workers.


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  • Dr VINITA MATHEW 13 October - 18:49 hrs

    Is it mandatory for all hospitals - (PRIVATE and Government) to provide services? How will the government reimburse the hospital for their services?

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  • Dr Pushpa Madhavan 11 October - 10:47 hrs

    Let the scheme reach the truly people in need.

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