Karnataka Arogya Sanjeevani Scheme (KASS) – Cashless Health Scheme for State Govt. Employees

Government employees usually are one of the most dedicated workforces, and who is most underrated. People usually believe that the life of a government worker is least hectic, while in reality their jobs are quite tiresome and they indeed perform at their level best in a thankless job. The Karnataka government launched the Karnataka Arogya Sanjeevani Scheme in an attempt to offer due recognition and respect to the government workers of the state.

Karnataka Arogya Sanjeevani scheme or KASS aims to offer health benefits to government employees who have, on occasions more than one, put service before personal health.

Objective of the Karnataka Arogya Sanjeevani Scheme

The main aim of the Karnataka Arogya Sanjeevani Scheme is to provide assistance to the government employees and their family members thereby enabling them to maintain life and health balance.

Under the implementation of the scheme, the Karnataka government will provide cashless medical treatment to the state government employees and their family members. Through this scheme, the state will provide the required assistance to employees and their families especially in these trying times.

Through its implementation, the Karnataka government will provide a boon to its employees who are working continuously throughout the pandemic. The budget allocated for the implementation of the scheme is set to be ₹250 crores every year.

Salient features of the Karnataka Arogya Sanjeevani scheme

The main features of the scheme are mentioned as follows:

  • The state cabinet approved the implementation of the KASS on the 22nd July 2021, which means that the scheme will experience efficient rollout across the state
  • Since it will be implemented by the State government, transparency of the scheme can be guaranteed
  • The scheme was earlier announced even in the state budget
  • Through the implementation of the scheme, the government employees and their family members will get cashless or free of cost medical treatment from enlisted hospitals
  • The scheme will prove to be a great help especially during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The cost of the treatment of the government employee and his or her family member will be borne entirely by the state government
  • This scheme tends to cover all government employees and their dependents across the state
  • This scheme will enable government employees to maintain a balanced life

In conclusion

The main aim in this pandemic situation is to ensure the wellbeing of all those who have, time and again, but their service to others before themselves. Government employees have tirelessly worked to adapt to the situation and offer the best quality service even with limited facilities so that the people don’t experience inconvenience.

Over the years, their efforts and hard work need to be appreciated in order to have them motivated about their undertakings. That is exactly what the Karnataka government is doing through the KASS scheme.

People in the state will now feel enveloped against the malady that faces us all, and this will encourage them to work better, put in more efforts and ease out more lives in their duty towards their country.

Similar Yojanas

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.