Finance Minister K M Mani has said government employees would get 100 per cent reimbursement for medical bills if they undergo treatment in empanelled hospitals in the state. They can also avail of this facility from empanelled hospitals under the Karunya Benevolent wFund Scheme.
Currently, government employees receive 80 pert cent reimbursement for medical bills incurred at private hospitals.
He was inaugurating the 34th state conference of the Kerala NGO Front here on Saturday. While talking about the ongoing protest of government employees, Mani observed that it is absolutely unnecessary.
“There is no firm ground for the strike and it should be withdrawn immediately. The chief minister had convened two conferences to clarify doubts on the contributory pension scheme. He will be available at his office on Sunday at 8 pm to clear further doubts about the scheme and there is no need to call an official conference for this,” he said.
Mani added that contributory pension scheme would be applicable to employees joining the service in April.
“If any flaws are seen in the scheme after its implementation, the employees can protest against it,” he added. The Minister further stated that the salary bill of the state is `16,000 crore and the pension bill `8,100 crore.