Srinagar, June 8 (Ajit Weekly News) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinah on Wednesday rolled out ‘Accidental Insurance Scheme’ for employees of the J&K Government.
Under the scheme, Jammu and Kashmir Bank will extend free group personal insurance cover of Rs 15 lakh to all the employees.
The Lt Governor also launched J&K Bank’s ‘Phone Pe Loan’ facility for the government employees.
The Lt Governor said that people-centric initiatives such as ‘Phone Pe Loan’ and ‘Accidental Insurance Cover’ will ensure hassle-free credit flow and social security net for employees.
J&K Bank, with a strong and diversified banking system and serving all sectors of the economy, is reaching out to all sections of society for financial inclusion and delivering financial services to the last man in the queue, the Lt Governor observed.
With consistent reforms in the last two years, J&K Bank has demonstrated resilience in adapting to the challenges, and emerged as one of the most trusted and reliable banks in the UT, said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor directed the bank to enhance the insurance amount from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 25 lakh from the next financial year.
Highlighting several steps being taken to end the non-transparent credit culture and to bridge the gap in credit availability, the Lt Governor said that the UT government is making dedicated efforts to strengthen the credit flow system.
Higher credit flow was witnessed in Agriculture, MUDRA, small scale industries, SHGs & promotion of entrepreneurship, infrastructure related investment, the Lt Governor added.
Financial assistance is being extended to the enterprising Youth from panchayats to realize their dreams and transform their entrepreneurial ideas into reality. Last year, 44,403 young boys and girls, Self-Help Groups were provided financial assistance. In the first 4 months of this year, 3,407 youth have been turned into entrepreneurs by this financial assistance, the Lt Governor said.
Under Prime Minister’s Stand Up India Mission, 1,560 beneficiaries have received the credit of Rs 10 lakh to One crore for starting their business ventures. More than 2.62 lakh accounts have been opened, and Rs 5,696 crore has been disbursed to small and micro-entrepreneurs under the MUDRA Yojana. For the first time, the street vendors of Jammu and Kashmir have been connected with the banking facility and loan has been disbursed to 14,682 beneficiaries till date, added the Lt Governor.
–Ajit Weekly News