Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana 2021 Renewal / New Registration / DDSSY Card & Documents List

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is the importance of healthcare. Prioritizing health and health-related costs has surfaced to be extremely important in a soon-to-be post-pandemic world. However, healthcare has been on the horizon for those in Goa for quite a while.

The Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana or DDSSY is a health insurance scheme launched by the government of Goa on the occasion of Goa Statehood day – 30th May 2016. The new health insurance scheme is said to benefit people residing in Goa for 5 and more years.

About the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Scheme

The DDSSY scheme will offer medical backing for the residents of Goa irrespective of their financial status. Goa happens to be the first state to have a state-wide health insurance scheme for people from all walks of life. According to the implementation strategy for the scheme, any person living in Goa for 5 years and more can enroll in the scheme.

New registrations for the DDSSY are open and the applicants can apply online for the scheme by simply visiting any of the designated centres along with the required documents. Those who are already enrolled in the scheme and are looking for renewals for the period of 1st of September 2020 to 31st August 2021 can renew their schemes at

What does the scheme offer?

As per the scheme revised for 2021, a family of up to 3 members will be provided with a health insurance cover of ₹2.5 lakh while the family of 4 or more members will be provided with a health insurance cover of ₹4 lakh.

Eligibility for the scheme

  1. Any person residing in the state of Goa for 5 years or more is considered eligible for enrollment under the DDSSY.

The family of the eligible person is defined as his/her spouse and unmarried children and dependent parent(s)/ In-laws (in case the eligible family person is a female). This family unit cannot be split and if split, would not be considered eligible for the scheme.

  1. The central/state government employees and their families are covered under governmental medical reimbursement and would therefore not be considered eligible under the DDSSY.

List of documents needed to enroll for the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana

The following are the photocopies of original documents that need to be attached with filled

  1. Aadhaar card/enrollment acknowledgment slip of every family member who wishes to be included in the scheme above the age of 5 years (compulsory document).
  2. Residence of proof of the eligible person and all documents issued a minimum of 5 years ago
    A. passport
    B. residence certificate – stating 5 years in Goa
    C. Voter iD
    D. Driving license
  3. Ration card to define family.

In conclusion

Having health insurance surely is the safest way to enter a new year. If you and your family reside in Goa and are looking for a scheme that covers the entire family, then the Goa government has your back.

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.