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MiC renews insurance of 6,000 elders

THE MAYOR-IN-COUNCIL (MiC) approved the renewal of insurance policies issued to 6,000 senior citizens under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Varishta Nagrik Bima Yojana at a special meeting held on Wednesday.

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 14:48 IST

THE MAYOR-IN-COUNCIL (MiC) approved the renewal of insurance policies issued to 6,000 senior citizens under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Varishta Nagrik Bima Yojana at a special meeting held on Wednesday.

Although premium payments were still being negotiated at the time of going to press, the bid is likely to be cleared at last year’s rates - Rs 475 per person.

As the Corporation only received one bid, from National Insurance Company, for tenders invited for the scheme the matter was placed before the council for approval, rather than the tender committee, as is the usual practice.

A total of 20,000 residents aged between 60-80 years are entitled to benefits under the scheme. Fresh tenders for insuring the remaining 14,000 senior citizens will be invited in April.

The ten-member mayoral council also cleared a proposal to extend contracts issued to muster roll employees from 1988-2000 to 90 days instead of the present 29-day period.

Additionally, the MiC called for a review to extend the contract extension to include post-2000 muster employees. At the meeting, held at Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma’s residence, MiC members also gave the green signal to fresh budgetary allocations for muster employees.

The budget had dried up owing to an additional 365 workers being hired by the Waterworks Department for drainage tasks. Unlike the previous meeting, which was boycotted by five members, Wednesday’s meeting was attended by the full quota of MiC members.

The meeting, which lasted nearly three hours, also witnessed participation of senior officials from National Insurance Company. After approving the renewal, the Mayor handed over the task of negotiating premium rates to a three-member committee including Health in-charge Rajendra Rathore and Revenue in-charge Shankar Yadav.

Lalwani not invited
IMC CHAIRMAN Shankar Lalwani was once again not extended an invite for today’s MiC meeting, which also lacked a formally issued agenda. It was protest over these issues that had led five members to boycott the previous mayoral council meeting held on February 8.

In fact, MiC members were only informed of the meeting an hour before its scheduled start of 4 pm.