The Group Medical Insurance Policy for Jammu and Kashmir was scrapped following its fallacious implementation. According to the Daily News Analysis, a major fraud was detected. The J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik announced the cancellation of the insurance contract with Reliance General Insurance Company (RGIC).
The termination of the insurance scheme has caught the attention of the public as the contract company is in the middle of the Rafale Jet storm. A high-level probe has been called to look into the ‘fraud claims’.
The Governor told a local news channel in Delhi that the ‘deal was full of frauds.’ He told Zee News “I have ordered termination of the J&K Group Medical Insurance Policy of Government employees after going into the roots of the case, which turned out to be full of frauds.”
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He also said that he had been through the file which resulted in the cancellation.
The Governor said that tenders hadn’t been called for the policy. “A front company was floated by the officers to call the tenders which were not uploaded on the Government website.” The Governor also stated that the amount had been changed to suit the company. As per a report in the National Herald “, more employees were added to the policy to raise the amount.”
Meanwhile, reports have emerged that while the Governor had given the green light for the contract with RGIC, many senior officials had opposed his decision. According to the Wire, the government had made it mandatory for all employees to participate in the insurance scheme.
Over 3 lakh employees were eligible for the insurance coverage.