One man Committee chaired by Shri R.S. Nataraja Murti as Chairman has recommended for Contributory Insurance Scheme for in-patient treatment of GDS through Government Hospitals/Private Hospitals. The Committee further recommended that the insurance premium may be contributed jointly by the Government and the GDS as fixed by Government. The GDS and the spouse may also be covered under the health scheme without contribution from the discharged the GDS.
Department is in the active consideration to examine the feasibility of extending RSBY (Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna - a scheme formulated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment) to the regularly appointed GDS and his/her family members not exceeding five including the GDS and his/her spouse.
Hence, the Department has issued orders to collect the details of the GDS in the Department as on 1.1.2010. The GDS has to give information about the family members. He/She should also give his/her photograph.
Bio-matric smart cards are likely to be issued to the beneficieries