Karnataka Govt New Insurance Scheme For Zomato, Swiggy Workers
The state government launched an insurance programme with a Rs. 4 lakh cover on Monday for gig workers throughout the state. After Rajasthan, Karnataka is the second state to introduce an insurance programme for gig workers.
The full payment for the programme that provides employees with a 2 lakh rupee life insurance cover and a 2 lakh rupee accidental cover will be covered by the state. In the state budget for July, chief minister Siddaramaiah introduced the programme.
The administration has not, however, made it clear how the programme will be supported.
In accordance with the decision issued on Monday, the government would comply with section 7(2) and (3) of the Unorganised Workers Social Security Act-2008 by providing some state grants and requesting further grants from the Centre. In addition to corporate social responsibility (CSR) funding and “any such approved mechanisms by the state government,” the government may also ask firms and employees to contribute money to the programme.
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