Defence Order – Grant of ECHS facilities to World War II Veterans, ECOs, SSCOs and pre-mature retirees (07-03-2019)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(DEPARTMENT OF EX SERVICEMEN WELFARE)
B Wing, Room No. 221
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 07th March, 2019
The Deputy Managing Director,
Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme,
Thimaiya Marg, Gopinath Circle,
Subject: Grant of ECHS facilities to World War II Veterans, ECOs, SSCOs and pre-mature retirees
Approval of the Competent Authority is hereby conveyed for grant of membership of ECHS to World War II Veterans, Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) and pre-mature retirees by waiving off the conditions relating to receipt of pension and being ESMs for becoming eligible to receive medicare under ECHS, subject to the following conditions:
(i) They must apply for membership of ECHS and accept the Rules of ECHS.
(ii) ECHS facilities would be extended only to the individuals of the above-mentioned categories and their spouses.
(iii) They will have to pay one-time contribution and become members of the ECHS. (However, war widows shall be exempt from payment of one-time ECHS contribution)
(iv) They should not have been discharged on disciplinary grounds.
(v) They should not be covered under any other institutional health scheme of the Government
(vi) They should abide by the ECHS Rules as amended from time to time.
(vii) The WW-11 Veterans and ECOs and their spouses would be allowed all ECHS facilities including treatment in ECHS empanelled hospitals, and free OPD and IPD treatment facilities at the AFMS Hospitals, as available to other ECHS members
(viii) The SSCOs and pre-mature retirees would be eligible for the following facilities:
(a) Free OPD services from ECHS Polyclinics
(b) They must pay for OPD/IPD/Investigations in ECHS empanelled hospitals and seek reimbursement @ 75% of total admissible expenditure for personnel having more than 10 years of service and @ 50% of total admissible expenditure for personnel having less than or equal to 10 years of service.
2. This issues with the concurrence of MoD (din/Pen) vide their ID No.31(02)/2019/Fin/Pen dated 07.03.2019
Under Secretary to the Government Of India