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Telangana Announces Rs 5Lakh Accident Insurance For GIG Workers

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 26-12-2023
Telangana Announces Rs 5Lakh Accident Insurance For GIG Workers State news 4 min read

Telangana Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy has announced to provide accident insurance of Rs 5 lakh to gig workers from the government on 23 December 2023. This state government has made an important announcement for gig workers like food delivery, cab, and auto-rickshaw drivers.

Breakthrough decisions for gig workers: 

  • A meeting of co-cab, auto-rickshaw drivers and food delivery officials was attended by Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on 23 December 2023.
  • In this meeting, the state government provided social security to the workers in the unorganised sectors and took policy decisions in this direction. Apart from this, many important decisions were taken for the workers of unorganised sectors, mainly
  • Chief Minister Revanth Reddy assured the gig workers that the government will also provide a health cover of Rs 10 lakh under the Rajiv Aarogyasri Scheme.
  • The state government will review the current gig worker policy in Rajasthan and propose a new law in the upcoming state budget session.
  • Chief Minister Reddy has advised cab and auto rickshaw drivers and food delivery officers to submit application forms to avail the benefits of this scheme. The application form will be submitted online or offline in the Gram Sabha to be held from December 28 to January 6.

About Gig Workers:

  • There are some tasks in every business that can be done by a temporary employee instead of a permanent employee. Companies compensate workers based on the tasks performed. Individuals engaged under this payment-for-task arrangement are referred to as gig workers.
  • Characteristics of Gig Workers:
    • Freelance contract workers
    • Employees working for online platforms
    • Employees of a contract firm
    • Staff available to work on call
    • Temporary employee

About Telangana State: 

  • Established: 2 June 2014
  • Telangana became the 29th state in India.  
  • Telangana was formed by separating the north-western part of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Andhra State Act (1953) created Andhra State, India's first linguistic state, by separating the Telugu-speaking areas from Madras State (now Tamil Nadu).
  • The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act (2014) divided Andhra Pradesh into two separate states (namely Andhra Pradesh (Rest) and Telangana).
  • Capital: Hyderabad                  
  • State Boundaries: It is surrounded by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh on the north, Karnataka on the west and Andhra Pradesh on the south and east.

Symbols of Telangana:

  • State Animal: Jinka (Deer).
  • State flower: Tangedu (Tanner's Cassia).
  • State Bird: Palpitta (Indian Roller or Blue Jay).
  • State tree: Jammi Chettu (Prosopis cinerea).


Answer:- Telangana

Answer:- Telangana

Answer:- Rajiv Arogyasri Yojana

Answer:- Jinka (deer)
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