Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana

Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY) is a mandatory insurance scheme for all Emigration Check Required (ECR) category workers going to ECR countries

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.979 
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22-07-2022

PRAVASI BHARATIYA BIMA YOJANA

979. DR. SANJEEV KUMAR SINGARI:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the salient features of the Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY) along with the details of emigrants covered under this yojana since its inception, country-wise;

Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana

(b) the details including amount of the claims settled till date under PBBY, country-wise; and

(c) the details of categories of jobs under Section 2 (0) of Emigration Act to which insurance under the scheme is provided ?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS 

[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

The para-wise reply of the question is as under:

(a) Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana (PBBY) is a mandatory insurance scheme for all Emigration Check Required (ECR) category workers going to ECR countries. The scheme provides an insurance cover of 10 Lakhs in case of accidental death or permanent disability and a few other benefits at a nominal insurance premium of Rs. 275 and Rs. 375 for a period of two and three years, respectively. The Scheme, initially launched in 2003, has been amended from time to time with the overarching objective of expanding the benefits for emigrant workers.

The revised scheme PBBY, 2017, operational w.e.f. August 1, 2017, has made settlement of claims simpler for the benefit of our workers and is aimed at ensuring expeditious settlement of claims. The salient features of PBBY, 2017 are as follows:

(i) The insured person is covered for a sum of Rs.10 lakhs in the event of accidental death or permanent disability irrespective of change of employer, employee’s location and place of work.

(ii) Acceptance by insurance companies of certification of accidental death/permanent disability by Indian Missions/Posts abroad.

(iii) Facility for online renewal and copy of insurance policy is to be made available to the nominee(s).

The available country wise data from 2014 to 30.06.22 is placed at Annexure-I.

(b) The detail of number of claims settled and amount of claims settled is available at Annexure-II.

(c) The detail of categories of jobs under Section 2 (0) of Emigration Act to which insurance under the scheme is provided is as under:

i. Any unskilled work, including any form of industrial or agricultural labour;

ii. Any domestic service;

iii. Any service, not being a service in a managerial capacity, in any hotel, restaurant, tea-house or other place of public resort;

iv. Work as a driver of a truck or other vehicle, mechanic, technician or skilled labourer or artisan;

v. Work as an office assistant or accountant or typist or stenographer or salesman, or nurse or operator of any machine;

vi. Work in connection with, or for the purposes of, any cinema, exhibition or entertainment.

Annexure-I Country-wise and Calendar Year-wise details of Emigration Clearance /Policy Issued

Sl.No

.

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

up to till June, 2022

Country

1

United Arab Emirates

224043

225718

163716

149962

103720

79069

19764

12080

15574

2

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

330002

308380

165355

78611

65542

169948

48523

36331

102727

3

Kuwait

80420

66579

72384

56380

52245

47044

8387

11085

35038

4

Qatar

75997

59384

30619

24759

32492

33419

9337

52461

13392

5

Oman

51319

85054

63236

53332

32316

29575

8020

21066

18139

6

Bahrain

14207

15623

11964

11516

8522

10617

4542

6828

6103

7

Malaysia

22927

20908

10604

14002

15645

10922

2500

37

1249

8

Jordan

2133

2047

2742

2341

1681

4074

299

2551

1698

9

Iraq

3054

1

0

0

0

316

1301

4294

1625

10

Afghanistan

127

70

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

11

Indonesia

29

6

1

10

10

1

0

1

12

Thailand

53

10

1

0

6

27

17

3

1

13

Lebanon

313

341

316

110

100

173

23

61

133

14

Sudan

255

29

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

15

Syria

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

Yemen

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

17

Libya

122

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

18

South Sudan

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

19

Poland

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

20

Serbia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

21

United Kingdom

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

22

Tanzania

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

23

Sri Lanka

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

6

24

United States of America

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

25

Australia

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

26

Czech Republic

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

27

Democratic Republic of Congo

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

T otal

80500

78415

52093

39102

31227

38518

10271

14680

19568

5

2

8

4

9

9

4

5

9


Annexure-II

PBBY Data From 2014 Upto 30th June, 2022

Sl.

Details

2014-

2015-

2016-

2017-

2018-

2019-

2020-

2021-

2022 (1

Total

No.

Required

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

April

2022-30

June,202

2

1

Number of claims settled

336

221

109

89

81

35

38

44

3

956

2

Amount of claims settled (In Crores)

20.55

18.73

10.5

8.16

7.55

3.1

3.42

2.96

0.3

75.27



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