New Delhi: Private coverage groups received a top rate of around ₹forty six crores within the closing years from the railway and its passengers even as making a payout of best ₹seven crore in claims under the countrywide transporter’s travel insurance scheme, an RTI has found.
IRCTC, which is an entirely owned mission of the Ministry of Railways, has entered into a settlement with 3 non-public coverage businesses via restrained smooth – Shriram General Insurance Company Ltd, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd, and Royal Sundaram General Insurance Company Ltd for its Optional Travel Insurance Scheme which was launched in September 2016 with a top-class of ₹0.Ninety-two consistent with the passenger.
This facility is for showed/RAC railway passengers who booked e-price tags via the reputable website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Under the scheme, a sum of confidence is paid to the sufferer/circle of relatives or legal heir of the sufferer as the case may be in case of dying/harm of reserved passengers because of teaching coincidence/untoward incidents.
While the national transporter bore the coverage top class until August 31, 2018, the value turned into transferred to passengers since and the top rate was revised to ₹zero.49 in step with the passenger in October 2018. According to the RTI response received through Madhya Pradesh-primarily based social activist Chandra Shekhar Gaur, at the same time as IRCTC has paid ₹38.89 crores to coverage businesses, passengers have to this point paid ₹7.29 crore inside the past two years. The tour insurance provides insurance of ₹10 lakh for demise and permanent total incapacity arising out of any teach twist of fate or different untoward incident. For everlasting partial disability, you get ₹7.5 lakh. The ₹2 lakh insurance for hospitalization costs for damage is over and above the loss of life or incapacity insurance. Acts like accident, theft, dacoity, and different violent acts in the course of the educate adventure are included by using the coverage.
Insurance groups acquired 206 claims within the two years, whilst seventy-two have been rejected.
When contacted, officials said claims were much less inside the remaining two years as the number of rail accidents had dipped drastically. Railway injuries have decreased from 118 in 2013-14 to 104 in 2016-17, to seventy-three in 2017-18, and 59 in 2018-19.
Railways also are wearing more passengers – there may be an increase of two.09 in step with cent in the number of passengers carried by the Indian Railways at some stage in 2017-18 compared to 2016-17 and zero. Sixty-four percent boom in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18.
New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that seeks to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, even as additionally bifurcating the country into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
The Bill changed into handed via the Upper House thru a voice vote, with 125 being in favor and sixty-one in opposition to it, and there has also been one abstention.
With Bill’s passage in the Rajya Sabha, it’ll now be discussed within the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Bill lays the floor for the stalemate in Kashmir to be resolved after 70 years, with the Centre now gaining greater legislative management.
Speaking in the Upper House, Union domestic minister Amit Shah said: “Because of Article 370, democracy has by no means percolated, corruption changed into at its top, and poverty was entrenched in the place. There are people of different religions within the valley, and we are not politicizing on the premise of faith. The humans of J&K want democracy, and if you see really, you may recognize how tons Article 370 has harmed J&K.”
On Monday, the Upper House additionally surpassed the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill. It seeks to extend the 10 percent quota to economically weaker sections of the country with special constitutional provisions.