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Sunday, July 3, 2011

India's RSBY scheme evokes keen interest overseas

Countries like Nigeria,Ghana,Maldives and Bangladesh had evinced keen interest in India's social security schemes,especially Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and on implementing similar ones back home, Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarujuna Kharge said here today.
Addressing a state-level workshop on RSBY here,he said RSBY had been appreciated on global platforms like ILO and G-20 Labour Ministers Conference in Washington."Some countries were keen on learning about the scheme and implementing a similar one in their respective countries," he said.
He claimed that RSBY has been rated as one of the top 18 schemes by an international body.
Anil Swarup, Director General, Labour Welfare, Delhi, said a Bangaldesh delegation had twice met Indian officials while similar interactions had taken place with those from Maldives and Nigeria. They had sought guidance on tehnical matters, issue of smart cards and implementation of the scheme,he said.

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