The Karimnagar district takes the top slot in the State in the implementation of the Apathbandhu, the accident insurance scheme, due to effective monitoring system adopted by the district administration to the benefit the bereaved families who lost their dear ones in various accidents.

Following the bereaved families submitting the petitions during the weekly public grievances redressal programme at Prajavani, the district administration decided to ensure that the Apathbandu insurance amount was handed over to the families at the earliest. Accordingly, Collector Smita Sabharwal had instructed the Revenue Divisional Officers concerned to send the proposals at the earliest.

For the effective implementation of the programme, the authorities have been conducting wireless conferences with the RDOs and also giving telephone instructions to the office concerned to submit the proposals for the sanction of Apathbandu scheme. The authorities had also ensured that the applications were submitted in complete form without any errors for early sanction by the insurance company.

The Apathbandhu insurance scheme is implemented for the benefit of people living below poverty line in the age group of 18 to 69 years.

The government provides insurance amount of Rs 50,000 to each bereaved family eligible under the scheme.

Talking to The Hindu here on Saturday, DRO Krishna Reddy said that during the insurance policy year from October 2, 2010 to October 1, 2011, they had sent proposals for the sanction of 365 persons. Similarly during the policy year 2011 to 12, they had ensured sanction of insurance amount to 344 bereaved families.

In order to check corruption, he said that they were ensuring that the insurance amount was directly deposited in the beneficiaries’ bank account.