She has also ordered upgradation of the Medical Insurance Scheme for government employees and has announced that it would be implemented through the United India Insurance Company.
In a press release today, the Tamil Nadu government said that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has been taking various steps to protect the welfare of government employees and teachers.
Considering the increasing price of construction materials, the Chief Minister has ordered hike in the housing loan limits for Tamil Nadu government employees from 15 lakh rupees to 25 lakh rupees and for the officers of the All India Service from 25 lakh rupees to 40 lakh rupees from April last.
The Chief Minister has also ordered improvement of the Medical Insurance Scheme for Government employees and has announced that the Insurance scheme would be implemented through the United India Insurance Company, which is a PSU of the Union government, for the ensuing 4 years from the 1st of July 2012 till the 30th of June 2016.
Through this upgraded Medical Insurance scheme, an additional 61 medical procedures and surgical treatments will be added to the 52 treatments already covered. In all, 113 medical and surgical treatments will be covered under this scheme. Similarly, the medical insurance cover has been increased from 2 lakh rupees to 4 lakh rupees.
Measures have been taken to enable government employees and their family members to get treatment any number of times, subject to an upper limit of four lakh rupees.
Through this scheme, 13.5 lakh government staff, noon meal workers, village assistants, employees of local bodies, state government undertakings, boards and universities under the control of the state government and their family members will be benefited.
These measures taken by the government will greatly benefit government employees to build their own houses and be in the best of health.