The home minister launched the scheme for the CAPF jawans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati.(ANI)
The home minister launched the scheme for the CAPF jawans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati.(ANI)

Amit Shah launches Ayushman CAPF scheme for medical benefits to armed forces

The Ayushman CAPF scheme that has been rolled out on Saturday for all jawans in India will be implemented completely before May 1.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:46 PM IST

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday launched the Ayushman CAPF scheme to offer cashless medical benefits under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY)scheme and CGHS empanelled private hospitals to the personnel of armed forces of the country. The home minister launched the scheme for the (Central Armed Police Forces) CAPF jawans on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in Guwahati, Assam.


Talking about the medical benefits that the jawans can now avail at any of the 24,000 hospitals across the country, the minister said, "Under this scheme, around 10 lakh CAPF jawans and officers, and around 50 lakh relatives and family members of them will be able to avail medical benefits at any of the 24,000 hospitals across the country.

The Ayushman CAPF scheme that has been rolled out on Saturday for all jawans in India will be implemented completely before May 1, Shah said.

Shah in his address hailed India's Covid-19 vaccination drive as the world's largest immunisation programme under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Encouraging the CAPF jawans to get vaccinated he said, frontline workers are the priority in the phase-1 of the Covid-19 vaccination drive and after healthcare workers, police and armed forces are prioritised next in line. The minister also asked the CAPF jawans to take the coronavirus vaccines to safeguard and protect themselves to better serve their duty towards the motherland.

Also Read | 'Valour of Netaji gave new strength to India's freedom struggle': Amit Shah

"A lot of suspicions were cast in initial stages that how will a country with 130 crore population, whose health infrastructure is considered second-rate, deal with it. But when we took measures under PM's leadership, the nation came together on the same page to fight corona, " the minister said

The home minister also took a jibe at the opposition and said there are many other topics that can be politicised. "Covid-19 vaccines made in India are the hard work of our scientists and vaccinations should not be a topic of politics," he said on vaccine rumours.

He also talked about simplifying the career path for the youngsters interested in joining the armed forces. "Students interested in joining armed forces can enrol in the Rashtriya Raksha Safety University and Rashtriya Forensic Sciences University after completing their 12th thereby saving their many years," Shah added.


SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
The judge directed the special MP/MLA trial court to speed-up the trial and conduct hearing on a day-to-day basis.(File photo)
The judge directed the special MP/MLA trial court to speed-up the trial and conduct hearing on a day-to-day basis.(File photo)

Madras high court refuses to quash case against DMK MP

By HT Correspondent, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:40 AM IST
In a court order dated February 22, justice N Satish Kumar said the “remarks have been made in public view and not only against the persons holding high posts but also some other retired Judges…which prima facie insult and humiliate such people.”
Close
Bajaj became economic affairs secretary on May 1, 2020 after superannuation of Atanu Chakraborty.(File photo)
Bajaj became economic affairs secretary on May 1, 2020 after superannuation of Atanu Chakraborty.(File photo)

DEA secy takes additional charge of revenue dept

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:35 AM IST
Tarun Bajaj, a 1988-batch, Haryana cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, will hold the additional charge “till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” a statement issued by the secretariat of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) said on Saturday.
Close
“I welcome restoration of the ceasefire along the LOC. The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India,” Khan tweeted.(HT_PRINT)
“I welcome restoration of the ceasefire along the LOC. The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India,” Khan tweeted.(HT_PRINT)

Onus on India after LoC ceasefire: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:37 AM IST
On Thursday, India and Pakistan jointly announced that they agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). India told Pakistan “talks and terror” cannot go together and said it desired normal neighbourly relations.
Close
A case of criminal conspiracy, abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment of life under the Indian Penal Code sections 120B and 115 was registered at RK Puram police station.(HT Archives. Representative image)
A case of criminal conspiracy, abetment of offence punishable with death or imprisonment of life under the Indian Penal Code sections 120B and 115 was registered at RK Puram police station.(HT Archives. Representative image)

2 held for ‘conspiracy’ to kill activist Sushil Pandit

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:13 AM IST
The two were arrested Friday from RK Puram with four firearms, including two pistols of a foreign make, four cartridges, and a mobile phone containing the photograph of Pandit, which was allegedly provided to them by the jailed murder accused, Prince Kumar alias Tuti.
Close
FILE PHOTO: A smartphone with the Netflix logo lies in front of displayed "Streaming service" words in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A smartphone with the Netflix logo lies in front of displayed "Streaming service" words in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)

Subordinate legislation: Power invoked by govt to ratify rules

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:07 AM IST
These rules do not necessarily have to be debated by Parliament; they only have to be placed at floor of the house. The central government has invoked section 87 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, to issue the new guidelines
Close
The police recovered two Lenovo laptops, 15 grams gold and two smartphones from Chandrakant Bapu Salve.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
The police recovered two Lenovo laptops, 15 grams gold and two smartphones from Chandrakant Bapu Salve.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Media houses’ sites to come under ambit of Section 69(A) of IT Act

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:04 AM IST
Section 69 (A) of the IT Act allows the government to take action against posts and accounts that may pose a threat to public order or the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states.
Close
Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria flew in an upgraded Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft during the multi-aircraft sortie to commemorate the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations. (ANI Photo)
Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria flew in an upgraded Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft during the multi-aircraft sortie to commemorate the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations. (ANI Photo)

IAF chief flies Mirage 2000 to mark second anniversary of Balakot operations

By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 02:38 AM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday also released a video of a precision strike carried out by Mirage 2000s against a dummy target in Rajasthan to mark the second anniversary of the cross-border air strikes.
Close
In his address, Sibal expressed his unhappiness that the party didn’t choose to accommodate Azad in Parliament after his retirement.(PTI Photo)
In his address, Sibal expressed his unhappiness that the party didn’t choose to accommodate Azad in Parliament after his retirement.(PTI Photo)

Party is getting weak, say Congress 'letter writers'

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 01:43 AM IST
Last August, the 23 leaders wrote a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in which they called for “full-time and effective leadership”, elections to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), and a mechanism to guide the party’s revival.
Close
Justice Gogoi, during the event telecast on February 12, used the term “ramshackle” for the judiciary and added that one would be ending up only “washing dirty linen in court” by filing defamation cases.(AP file photo)
Justice Gogoi, during the event telecast on February 12, used the term “ramshackle” for the judiciary and added that one would be ending up only “washing dirty linen in court” by filing defamation cases.(AP file photo)

AG Venugopal refuses nod for contempt proceedings against ex-CJI Gogoi

By Utkarsh Anand, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 12:51 AM IST
Responding to a request in this regard by activist Saket Gokhale, the top law officer said that the former CJI’s statements were indeed “very strong” but added that they were made “for the good of the institution” and in no manner scandalised or lowered the authority of the highest judiciary.
Close
With the 16th price hike in the current month, petrol was sold at record <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>91.17 per litre in Delhi on Saturday and diesel at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>81.47 a litre, just 50 paise short of the all-time high.(Amal KS/ HT file photo)
With the 16th price hike in the current month, petrol was sold at record 91.17 per litre in Delhi on Saturday and diesel at 81.47 a litre, just 50 paise short of the all-time high.(Amal KS/ HT file photo)

Fuel prices record 16th hike this month

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 12:14 AM IST
Domestic fuel retailers raised petrol and diesel rates on Saturday, even as international crude oil prices fell on Friday because of the strengthening dollar. Benchmark Brent crude on Friday closed at $66.13 per barrel, down by 1.12%.
Close
Odisha reported 84 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. (HT PHOTO) (Image used for representation).
Odisha reported 84 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. (HT PHOTO) (Image used for representation).

In Odisha, 25 students of a technical university test Covid-19 positive

PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:18 PM IST
  • Officials in Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology at Burla in Sambalpur district said 25 students including a girl student tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 2 days.
Close
Sanitation workers stand in a queue to receive the first dose of vaccine in Delhi.(PTI )
Sanitation workers stand in a queue to receive the first dose of vaccine in Delhi.(PTI )

Fake Co-Win site surfaces as Centre is all set to open registration for vaccines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:54 PM IST
The government has ruled out the possibility of private hospitals charging random prices for vaccines by capping the amount at maximum 250 per dose, which includes their service charge.
Close
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.(PTI File Photo)
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.(PTI File Photo)

Actively pursuing Airbus to begin manufacturing in India: Piyush Goyal

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Addressing the CEOs session at the country's first Toy Fair 2021, Piyush Goyal said "I'm actively pursuing Airbus to try and get them to come to India to start manufacturing aeroplanes in India."
Close
The ruling BJP is on a high after winning all six civic corporation polls, while the Congress believe that the recent hike in fuel prices might derail the party's momentum ahead of the polls. (Representative Image)(HT)
The ruling BJP is on a high after winning all six civic corporation polls, while the Congress believe that the recent hike in fuel prices might derail the party's momentum ahead of the polls. (Representative Image)(HT)

Gujarat set for local body polls; AAP, AIMIM emerge as dark horses

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:06 PM IST
The parties will contest for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats, the counting for which is scheduled for March 2 as per the Election Commission.
Close
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar(AFP)
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar(AFP)

Social media content blocking provision not new, clarifies Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 09:56 PM IST
The provision for the same has been there since 2009, the I&B ministry clarified.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP