GDN:A FREE insurance scheme for Indian workers in
The scheme, run by Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF) and New India Assurance Company, started last year and has compensated several families.
"It covers all Indian workers earning below BD150 and is valid until October this year," ICRF chairman John Iype told a Press conference at the Indian Embassy, Adliya.
Present were Indian Ambassador Mohan Kumar, first secretary Ajay Kumar and other officials.
In case of death or permanent disability caused by accidents, the insured person would get full coverage amount of BD1,000.
With partial disability, the person would get 50 per cent of the sum insured, which is BD500.
The life and personal accidental insurance policy covers injuries or death anywhere in the world as well as death due to heat exhaustion.
To claim the insurance amount, a salary certificate from the company or records from the General Organisation for Social Insurance are required along with a death certificate.
An Indian man killed during clashes between protesters and security forces would receive BD1,000, as part of the scheme.
Stephen Abraham, 40, was on the phone talking to his wife, when he died on March 16 after being hit by a stray bullet on duty. He worked as a security guard with Y K Almoayyed and Sons and is survived by his wife, daughter Steny, 13, and son Steffin, eight.