What is the eligibility criteria for Ayushman Bharat scheme?

Vinu Vinu
Answered on December 03,2019

Ayushman Bharat scheme is entitlement based there is no registration required for it.

Jinu Jinu
Answered on February 23,2019

Ayushman Bharat scheme will target poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers’ families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 data, both rural and urban. Additionally, all such enrolled families under Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana (RSBY) that do not feature in the targeted groups as per SECC data will be included as well.

The categories in rural and urban that will be covered under PMJAY are given as follows:

For Rural:

Total deprived Households targeted for PMRSSM who belong to one of the six deprivation criteria amongst D1, D2, D3, D4, D5 and D7:

  • Only one room with kucha walls and kucha roof (D1)
  • No adult member between age 16 to 59 (D2)
  • Female headed households with no adult male member between age 16 to 59 (D3)
  • Disabled member and no able-bodied adult member (D4)
  • SC/ST households (D5)
  • Landless households deriving major part of their income from manual casual labour (D7)

Automatically included:

  • Households without shelter
  • Destitute/ living on alms
  • Manual scavenger families
  • Primitive tribal groups
  • Legally released bonded labour

For Urban:

  • Occupational Categories of Workers
  • Rag picker
  • Beggar
  • Domestic worker
  • Street vendor/ Cobbler/hawker / Other service provider working on streets
  • Construction worker/ Plumber/ Mason/ Labour/ Painter/ Welder/ Security guard
  • Coolie and another head-load worker Sweeper/ Sanitation worker / Mali
  • Home-based worker/ Artisan/ Handicrafts worker / Tailor
  • Transport worker/ Driver/ Conductor/ Helper to drivers and conductors/ Cart puller/ Rickshaw puller
  • Shop worker/ Assistant/ Peon in small establishment/ Helper/Delivery assistant / Attendant/ Waiter
  • Electrician/ Mechanic/ Assembler/ Repair worker
  • Washer-man/ Chowkidar

As per the SECC 2011, the following beneficiaries are automatically excluded:

  • Households having motorized 2/3/4 wheeler/fishing boat
  • Households having mechanized 3/4 wheeler agricultural equipment
  • Households having Kisan Credit Card with credit limit above Rs. 50,000/-
  • Household member is a government employee
  • Households with non-agricultural enterprises registered with government
  • Any member of household earning more than Rs. 10,000/- per month
  • Households paying income tax
  • Households paying professional tax
  • House with three or more rooms with pucca walls and roof
  • Owns a refrigerator
  • Owns a landline phone
  • Owns more than 2.5 acres of irrigated land with 1 irrigation equipment
  • Owns 5 acres or more of irrigated land for two or more crop season
  • Owning at least 7.5 acres of land or more with at least one irrigation equipment

Ramesh Ramesh
Answered on December 03,2019

You can check whether you are eligible for Ayushman Bharat Yojana from the video below.

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