The Delhi Government has sanctioned more than Rs. 30 crore to New India Assurance Co. Ltd., for providing Group Advocates’ Medical Insurance to 29077 eligible Advocates under the Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme.
As per a sanction order dated November 18, 2020, the Delhi Government has paid an advance premium amount of Rs. 30,53,08,500/- for Advocates’ Medical Insurance.
Under the scheme, 29077 eligible Advocates will be provided:
- Group (Term) insurance for practicing advocates providing life cover of Rs. 10,00,000/- per advocate.
- Group Medi-claim coverage for the advocates, their spouse and two dependent children up to the age of 25 years, for a family floater sum insured of Rs. 5.00,000/-.
- E-library with 10 computers loaded with e-journals and web editions of e-journals, alongwith printers in all the 6 district courts.
- Creche facility for Advocates and staff employees in each of the 6 district courts.
The amount shall be subject to Audit observation and recovery of overpayment, if any, which may be detected at a later stage.
The Advocates Welfare Scheme was announced by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last year. The policy was recently approved by the Delhi High Court.