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Cong raps PM for 'arm twisting' J&K govt staff to buy Reliance health cover

The scheme has been made mandatory for all state government employees

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI Photo

Congress President on Saturday took a jibe at Prime Minister for allegedly favouring a private insurance company after government gave it the contract for executing a government employees mediclaim policy.

"When your BFF is the PM, you can get the 1,30,000 Cr. Rafale deal, even without relevant experience. But wait. There's more! Apparently, 400,000 JK Govt staff will also be arm twisted into buying health insurance ONLY from your company!," Gandhi tweeted.

Gandhi's attack comes in the wake of the Governor's administration in Jammu and Kashmir, through an order No 406-FD dated September 20, 2018, choosing as the company for implementing the insurance policy with a coverage of Rs 600,000 for individual and family members on floater basis.

The scheme has been made mandatory for all state government employees including employees of PSUs, autonomous bodies and universities. It will be optional for pensioners and other categories of employees.

First Published: Sat, October 06 2018. 14:40 IST
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