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Eligibility Criteria under ‘Ayushman Bharat’


Given below is the eligibility criteria under ‘Ayushman Bharat’

‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme uses the deprivation conditions in SECC (Socio Economic & Caste Census) as eligibility criteria. In rural areas, households must belong to one of the six listed deprivation criteria. Some categories of households in rural areas are automatically included. In urban areas, the households must belong to one of the eleven (11) listed occupational categories.

Eligibility Criteria
Ayushman BharatHouseholds that belong to one of the SIX (6) deprivation criteria as per SECC
1. Only one room with kucha walls and kucha roof
2. No adult member between age 16 to 59
3. Female headed households with no adult male member between age 16 to 59
4. Disabled member and no able-bodied adult member
5. SC/ST households
6. Landless households deriving major part of their income from manual casual labourThe following categories are automatically included
1. Households without shelter
2. Destitute/ living on alms
3. Manual scavenger families
4. Primitive tribal groups
5. Legally released bonded labour
Households should belong to one of the following occupational categories
1. Rag picker
2. Beggar
3. Domestic worker
4. Street vendor/ Cobbler/hawker / Other service provider working on streets
5. Construction worker/ Plumber/ Mason/ Labour/ Painter/ Welder/ Security guard/
Coolie and another head-load worker
6. Sweeper/ Sanitation worker / Mali
7. Home-based worker/ Artisan/ Handicrafts worker / Tailor
8. Transport worker/ Driver/ Conductor/ Helper to drivers and conductors/ Cart
puller/ Rickshaw puller
9. Shop worker/ Assistant/ Peon in small establishment/ Helper/Delivery assistant /
Attendant/ Waiter
10. Electrician/ Mechanic/ Assembler/ Repair worker
11. Washer-man/ Chowkidar
AarogyasriDoes not differentiate between Rural & Urban. All the families who hold the White, Annapurna and Anthyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) ration card are eligible. In other words, both the AAY & priority households under the National Food Security Act, 2013 are eligible.


Ayushman Bharat covers the entire household without any cap on the family size or age. But all those households who fulfill any of the following 14 exclusion criteria as per SECC are automatically excluded and hence not eligible for Ayushman Bharat.

    • Motorized 2/3/4 wheeler/fishing boat.
    • Mechanized 3-4 wheeler agricultural equipment.
    • Kisan credit card with credit limit of over Rs. 50,000
    • Household member government employee
    • Households with non-agricultural enterprises registered with government
    • Any member of household earning more than Rs. 10,000 per month
    • Paying income tax
    • Paying professional tax
    • 3 or more rooms with pucca walls and roof
    • Owns a refrigerator
    • Owns landline phone
    • Owns more than 2.5 acres of irrigated land with 1 irrigation equipment
    • 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 

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  1. shreegopal bhandari on

    can excluded category avail benefit by paying some amount.i so what are
    exclusion related to any disease or age

  2. Aurange Rajesh Dhondiram on

    Governments employee who come under non creamy layer category as this government decides that also like a casual worker that earns by paying the monthly payments as economical condition of both are same so why such government employee are exempted through this “Ayushman Bharat” scheme please do not ignore and take necessary if you.
    Thanks and regards