EPFO: Government planning to extend medical benefits upto 1000/- per month to EPS pensioners
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1351
ANSWERED ON: 25.11.2019
Medical Insurance to Pensioners of EPFO
Rajan Baburao Vichare
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government proposes to provide the pensioners of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) with Medical Insurance through the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. The Government proposes to extend medical benefits to Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995 pensioners drawing minimum pension upto Rs. 1000/- per month under EPS, 1995 and residing in Delhi through a pilot scheme. However, no final decision has been taken.