Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): If a sanitation worker who is a government employee, dies in an accident, their family members will get the ex-gratia amount of Rs 5 lakh. Earlier the amount was Rs 2 lakh, urban development and housing minister Bhupendra Singh said here on Thursday.
At present the regular sanitation workers in urban bodies get an insurance amount of Rs 1 lakh on normal death and Rs 2 lakh on accidental death.
The minister stated that the officers and employees appointed in the urban bodies after January 1, 2005 will get the benefits of death-cum-retirement gratuity (gratuity) under the National Pension Scheme, like government officials. He has instructed the officials to take necessary action in this regard.
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