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PMJAY: Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Here’s Online Registration & Eligibility To Get 5 Lakh, Apply Now

On 23 September 2018, the Government of India introduced an ambitious government-sponsored health scheme, termed the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Yojana (now called the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).

Ayushman Bharat is a health protection scheme to provide health insurance to citizens. It provides insurance coverage of up to Rs.5 lakh on a family floater basis to beneficiaries every year in order to receive primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare services.

The scheme was earlier referred to as AB-NHPS as it is an initiative under the existing National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).  The government plans to distribute this scheme through national insurance companies. The scheme subsumes the existing senior citizen health insurance scheme as well as the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana.

Highlights Of Ayushman Bharat Yojana 2022

Name of the Scheme  Ayushman Bharat Yojana
Launched by Mr. Narendra Modi
Introducing Year 2018
Application mode Online Mode
Start date to apply Available Now
Last date to apply Not yet Declared
Beneficiary Citizen of India

Rs 5 Lakh health insurance

Type of scheme Central Govt. Scheme
Official website

Who is Entitled for Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Yojana?

Rural – Categories Covered

The following entities are covered under the Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme:

  • Residing in only one room with kuccha walls and kuccha roof
  • Landless households finding their income from manual casual labour
  • Female-headed households (where no adult male member between the age group of 16-59 years)
  • Disabled member and no able-bodied adult member
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe households
  • Households without shelter
  • Destitute/ living on alms
  • Manual scavenger families
  • Primitive tribal groups
  • Legally released bonded labour

Urban – Categories Covered

The following entities are covered under the Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme:

  • 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

Documents Required for Ayushman Bharat Yojana Registration

You can keep the below-mentioned documents ready for AB-PMJAY registration online:

  1. Age and identity proof, required to opt for the Ayushman Bharat Yojana
  2. Income certificate
  3. Caste certificate
  4. Contact details such as phone number, address, email ID, etc.
  5. Documents stating your family’s current status
  6. Contact details should be mentioned accurately as it is the only way of contacting the policyholder.
  7. Also, you can contact the Ayushman Bharat Yojana customer care at 1800-111-565 or 14555 or you can reach out to any of the Empanelled Health Care Providers (EHCP).

How To Apply Online For Ayushman Bharat Yojana?

To apply online for Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme, if you are eligible for Registration:

  • Step 1: Visit the exclusive website for PMJAY () and click on the “Am I Eligible” icon.
  • Step 2: Input your contact details and click on “Generate OTP”.
  • Step 3: Now, select your state and search by your name, mobile number, HHD number or your ration card number.
  • Step 4: You can view if you are eligible for the government healthcare scheme.

How to Download the Ayushman Bharat Card Online?

Follow the below steps to successfully complete the Ayushman Bharat card online application process and to download it:

  • Step 1: Go to the official PMJAY website (
  • Step 2: Log in with your registered phone number.
  • Step 3: Input the captcha code and generate the OTP (one-time password).
  • Step 4: Opt for the Household Id number (HHD) code.
  • Step 5: Provide the accurate HHD code to the PMJAY Common Service Centre (CSC).
  • Step 6: The CSC will check and verify the information provided.
  • Step 7: The PMJAY CSC representative will complete the remaining process.
  • Step 8: Pay ₹30 to get the Ayushman Bharat card.

Disease Covered Under Ayushman Bharat Yojana

  • Prostate cancer
  • Carotid NGO Plastics
  • Skull base surgery
  • Laryngopharyngectomy
  • Tissue expander
  • Coronary artery replacement by bypass method
  • Pulmonary Valve Replacement
  • Anterior spine fixation
  • Double valve replacement

How to Check if you’re Eligible?

To find out whether you or someone else is eligible to be covered under this program, go to the website of Pradhan Mantri Matritva Vandana Yojana and click on ‘Am I Eligible’. Enter the mobile number to receive a one-time password. Once the OTP is generated, it needs to be entered on the slot provided for verification purpose. There is also the option of dialling toll-free helpline number 14555 or visiting the nearest Common Service Centres (CSC) to check one’s eligibility for Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Bharat Yojana.

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