Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi

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  • The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister,has approved the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for share of Health from the proceeds of Health and Education Cess levied under Section 136-b of Finance Act, 2007.

Features

  • It is a non-lapsable reserve fund for Health in the Public Account.
  • Proceeds of share of health in the Health and Education Cess will be credited into PMSSN.
  • Administration and maintenance of the PMSSN is entrusted to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • Accruals into the PMSSN will be utilized for the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare namely,

  1. Ayushman Bharat - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)
  2. Ayushman Bharat - Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs)
  3. National Health Mission
  4. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)
  5. Emergency & disaster preparedness and responses during health emergencies
  6. Any future programme/scheme that targets to achieve progress towards SDGs and the targets set out in the National Health Policy (NHP) 2017.

Source : PIB

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