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New ‘accident compensation policy’ introduced for PSPCL employees

New ‘accident compensation policy’ introduced for PSPCL employees


Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 17

The Punjab Government has introduced an Accident Compensation Policy for its employees of the PSPCL.

Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO said the policy, effective from December 8, is designed to provide financial support to employees, including regular, contractual, and sub-contractual workers, in the face of work-related accidents.

“Under the new policy, regular employees of PSPCL will not only receive accidental benefits but also have access to medical advances of up to Rs 3 lakh during emergencies, ensuring that they face no financial difficulties in obtaining necessary medical treatment,” he added.

Emphasising the significance of the policy in addressing the evolving demands and changing circumstances faced by the employees, the minister said, “In a move to support contractual workers, the ex-gratia assistance for fatal accidents has been increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

Additionally, the amount of group insurance for such workers has been raised from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, providing enhanced financial protection.”

“Before the introduction of this policy, workers in the contractual and sub-contractual categories did not receive any financial benefits in the event of non-fatal accidents. The new policy addresses this gap by ensuring that in the event of 100 per cent disability, an amount of Rs 10 lakh will be paid,” he added.

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