Ayushman Bharat Yojana List of Beneficiaries to be Prepared

Published Date - 21 April 2018 02:43:30 Updated Date - 21 April 2018 02:44:43

Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). National Health Protection Scheme has the benefits cover of Rs. 5 lakh per family per year. This Centrally sponsored scheme will cover all the secondary care and most tertiary care procedures. AB-NHPM will subsume the ongoing centrally sponsored schemes Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme.

Recently, the Central Government had launched the Ayushman Bharat Yojana / Modicare scheme for the people of the nation. Under this universal health insurance scheme, the central government will provide an insurance coverage to about 10 crore poor families (50 crore citizens).

As announced in Budget 2018, the selection of beneficiaries will be based on SECC-2011 data. Here we are providing complete list of urban and rural beneficiaries which is to be prepared based on SECC-2011 Data.

This Rs. 5 lakh insurance coverage is for secondary and tertiary hospitalization procedures in public and private empaneled hospitals

Under Atushman Bharat Scheme, the insurance coverage will be provided to the secondary and tertiary hospitalization procedures in public and private empaneled hospitals. The Central government will prepare a database of the selected beneficiaries which will include all the details of deprived families. After that, these families will have to apply online for Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 to get the medical insurance benefits.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana List of Beneficiaries

There are a total number of 24.9 Crore families in India out of which about 17.79 crore families are living in rural areas whereas 6.52 crore families are living in urban areas. As per the announcement made in the Union Budget 2018-19, Ayushman Bharat Yojana will target a total number of 10.74 crore poor, deprived rural families and the identified occupational category of urban workers.

Apar from this, these beneficiaries are identified through the Socio-Economic and Caste Census – SECC-2011 Data. We have provided a description of the eligible beneficiaries which are included in this National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) below –

Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 – Beneficiaries List

Ayushman Bharat Yojana Rural Beneficiaries

A) Households without shelters, destitutes, beggars, manual scavengers and primitive tribes (Automatic Category)

1.6 million

B) Landless Casual Labourers

54 million

C) SC / ST, families without adult members, disabled and families led by women with no male members

21.6 million

I. Total Number of Rural Families Covered (A+B+C) = 77.2 million

Ayushman Bharat Yojana Urban Beneficiaries

A) Rag pickers


B) Beggars


C) Domestic Workers


D) Street Vendors


E) Construction Workers / Plumbers / Masons / Security Guards / Coolies / other head load workers


F) Sweepers / Sanitation Workers / Malis


G) Home based Workers, Artisans / Handicraft workers / Tailors


H) Transport Workers, Cart pullers, Rickshaw pullers


I) Electricians / Mechanics / Assemblers / Repair workers


J) Washermans / Chowkidars


II. Total Number of Urban Households Covered (A+B+C+D+EF+G+H+I+J) = 19.7 million

III. Already Covered Under RSBY and Not Mentioned Above = 2.2 million

Total Number of Ayushman Bharat Beneficiaries (I+II+III) = 99 Million

Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 – Number of Beneficiaries

Central govt. will implement this Health Assurance to ensure proper healthcare facilities to all. The above mentioned category wise distribution data will tell us about the intent of government to benefit poor families. Now every person must avail better health care facilities and live a healthy and disease free (aarogya) life.

Central govt. will also transform 1.5 lakh Sub Centers and Primary Health Centers as Health and Wellness Centers (HWC) to provide comprehensive healthcare to people. There is no income limit, cap on family size and age limit to avail its benefits. Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 will also cover pre and post hospitalization benefits and its benefits are portable across the country.

States / Districts Covered under NHPS

NHPS Scheme will provide benefits to deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers families. All the families (both in rural areas and urban areas) which got included in SECC-2011 data can apply and avail benefits. This scheme will get rolled out across all States / UTs.

Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2018 will also subsume Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) and Senior Citizens Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS). NHPS is specifically designed to be dynamic and aspirational and it would take into account any future changes in exclusion / inclusion / deprivation / occupational criteria in the SECC data.


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