New Scheme for Good-Samaritan

To encourage people to come ahead and help the road accident victims thereby reducing the fatality rate through immediate treatment.

On September 6, 2021 the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced a new scheme for Good Samaritan. In case of road accident, the person who saves the life of road accident victim by taking him to the hospital within an hour of accident is a Good Samaritan. Under this scheme good Samaritan will be given a cash reward of Rs. 5000. Any individual can be awarded maximum 5 times a year. In case the good Samaritan saves more than one victim of road accident, he would be awarded Rs. 5000 per victim. The ministry will select 10 worthiest good Samaritans who have been awarded in a year and will give national level award and Rs. 1 lakh reward each. This scheme intends to encourage more people to ahead and help the road accident victim wherever possible. It will create new role models for the public.

Scheme Overview:

SchemeNew Scheme for Good Samaritan
Scheme UnderCentral Government
Announced ByMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
Announcement DateOctober 6, 2021
Launch DateOctober 15, 2021
BenefitCertificate of appreciation with a cash reward of Rs. 5000
Major ObjectiveTo encourage people to come ahead and help the road accident victims thereby reducing the fatality rate through immediate treatment.

Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to encourage people to come ahead and save the road accident victims.
  • It aims at reducing the number of deaths caused due to road accidents through immediate treatment in the golden hour i.e., within an hour of accident.
  • This scheme will reward the good samaritan with a certificate of appreciation and Rs. 5000 for the good deed of saving the life of victim.
  • In case of saving more than one victim the good samaritan will get a reward of Rs. 5000 each victim saved.
  • This scheme will create role models for the society.

Key Points:

  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced a new scheme for good samaritan on October 6, 2021.
  • This scheme will be launched on October 15, 2021.
  • In case of road accident, the person who saves the life of road accident victim by taking him to the hospital within an hour of accident is a good samaritan.
  • Under this scheme good Samaritan will be given a certificate of appreciation and a cash reward of Rs. 5000.
  • A good samaritan can be awarded maximum 5 times a year.
  • In case the good samaritan saves more than one victim of road accident, he would be awarded Rs. 5000 per victim.
  • The ministry will select 10 worthiest good samaritans who have been awarded in a year and will give national level award and Rs. 1 lakh reward each.
  • Under this scheme in case the good samaritan informs the police about the accident, then the police will provide an acknowledgement to the person after verifying the details from the hospital.
  • One copy of this would be sent to the appraisal committee established at the district level and one copy would be given to the good samaritan.
  • In case the hospital provides all the details directly to the police then after verification police will issue an acknowledgement to the good samaritan.
  • Initially for the start of the scheme the central government would give a grant of Rs. 5 lakhs to the transport departments of each state and union territory.
  • This scheme intends to encourage more people to ahead and help the road accident victim wherever possible.

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