The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, M. Veerappa Moily as well as Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, on 31 July 2013 launched the IGL Suraksha Yojana in Delhi. IGL Suraksha Yojana is the group accident insurance scheme for around 2.5 lakh drivers of CNG-run public transport vehicles in Delhi.
The function for the launch of the Scheme was organised jointly by Transport Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) in Delhi Secretariat. Schemes like IGL Suraksha Yojana are required for benefit of the common man in India.
Salient features of IGL Suraksha Yojana
• IGL would be paying the premium amounting to around 35 lakh Rupees for the insurance scheme, which at present, if offered through Oriental Insurance Company.
• The city gas distribution (CGD) network would be expanded to 330 cities. At present, this is available in 45 cities providing CNG to about 16.5 lakh vehicles.
• IGL, which is a joint venture of Petroleum Ministry PSUs GAIL, BPCL and Govt of NCT of Delhi has already undertaken a massive expansion programmed in NCT of Delhi as well as NCR for making CNG & PNG available across all the cities.
• The initiative was launched on behalf of transport fraternity.
• The IGL Suraksha Yojana is an initiative being undertaken by IGL under its CSR programme.
• Under this scheme, an amount of 1.5 lakh Rupees would be paid to the nominee in case of Death of a Driver in an accident while driving the CNG run Public Transport vehicles.
• Apart from this, an additional amount of 25000 Rupees towards children’s education allowance per child subject to a maximum of 50000 Rupees for two children would also be paid to the family in such cases.
• In case of an accident where there is a requirement of treatment for fracture, a maximum sum of 10000 Rupees would be paid to the driver.
• In case of the permanent disability, which leads to loss of employment, a lump sum equal to 100 percent shall be paid to such insured person.
• In case of the partial disability, a graded compensation from 1500 Rupees to 75000 Rupees would be paid to the driver.
• The insurance policy is being issued through Oriental Insurance Company in the first year and IGL would be paying premium for the policy to cover drivers of nearly 2.5 lakh CNG run public transport vehicles operating in the capital.
• IGL Suraksha Yojana would be absolutely free for the drivers. Also, the procedure for claim would be kept simple.
• The claim forms would be available at all CNG stations of IGL as office of Oriental Insurance Company in the capital.
• In case of the death claim, nominee will have to submit copies of FIR, postmortem report, viscera report, copy of driving license of the deceased and copy of RC of public transport vehicle being driven.
• In case of the disability, the claim would have to be supported by certificate from government approved panel.
• The acceptance of claim would be subject to the driver having a valid driving licence and the CNG mode being endorsed on RC at the time of accident.