The Delhi Government has sanctioned a fund of more than Rs. 40 crore to bestow life insurance upon Advocates and medical insurance upon resident-Advocates, proclaimed Delhi’s Law Minister. Insurance to advocates will be provided under the Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme, announced by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal last year. The plan was recently endorsed by the Delhi High Court. The lawyers will be indemnified under the Chief Minister Advocates Welfare Scheme, which was read out by the AAP government back in December last year. The AAP government had put to one side a amount of Rs 50 crore for the wellbeing and interests of lawyers under the scheme.
Taking to Twitter, Gahlot wrote, “Honble CM @ArvindKejriwal had last year announced CM Adv Welfare Scheme with an allocated budget of Rs50 Cr. As a final step towards implementation of Scheme, Delhi Cabinet on 29.10.20 has approved expenditure of more than 40.60 Cr for purchase of Life Ins & MediClaim Policies.”
Honble CM @ArvindKejriwal had last year announced CM Adv Welfare Scheme with an allocated budget of Rs 50 Cr. As a final step towards implementation of Scheme, Delhi Cabinet on 29.10.20 has approved expenditure of more than 40.60 Cr for purchase of Life Ins & MediClaim Policies.
— Kailash Gahlot (@kgahlot) October 30, 2020
Under the scheme, 29077 eligible Advocates will be provided:
- Group (Term) Insurance for practising advocates providing life cover of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Rs Ten Lakhs) per advocate.
- Group Medi-claim coverage for the advocates, their spouse and two dependent children unto the age of 25 years, for a family floater sum insured of Rs. 5,00,000/- (Rupees Five Lakhs).
According to the Bar Council of Delhi, 37,135 lawyers are registered voters in Delhi and of these 29,098 are on its rolls and have been verified. In addition to this, the Life Insurance Corporation of India will be providing life insurance to the beneficiary advocates as per the rates approved by the court.
In accordance with the approved policy, top private insurance companies such as New India Insurance and Oriental Insurance will endow with medical exposure to the advocates. The premium of these policies will be paid by the AAP Government.