The scheme is aimed towards providing financial aid to the artisan community to access the best of healthcare facilities in the country.
The scheme includes the following criterion for those artisans who wish to avail it-
i) Handicraft artisans
ii) Annual limit per family (1+4) (includes self, spouse and three dependent family members), all craft members whether male or female between the age of group of one day to 80 years, all craft persons will be eligible to be covered under the scheme subject to the conditions as applicable under the scheme.
The annual assistance received per family in terms of IPD is Rs 30,000 and OPD is Rs 7500.
The artisans seeking enrollment under the scheme has to register with the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) for issuance of Identity Card. If not yet registered, then the artisan can file an application for issuance of i-Card to the nearest Handicrafts Marketing & Service Extension Centre and can mention “Applied For” in the application for enrollment under the Scheme. Registration fee is Rs 30. For more information on the scheme, please visit the official website.
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