Defence Order – Grant of ECHS facilities to world war-II Veterans, ECOs,SSCOs and pre mature retirees
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(DEPARTMENT OF EX-SERVICEMEN WELFARE)
Subject: Grant of ECHS facilities to world war-II Veterans, ECOs,SSCOs and pre mature retirees.
Reference CO, ECHS letter No.B/49701-PR/Gen/AG/ECHS/2019 dated 13-3-2019 on the subject noted above.
3. The point wise clarifications are given below.
(a) Clarifications sought by CO, ECHS
Pre 1996 retirees are exempted one time contribution vide MoD letter 17(10)/06/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 13th April, 2007. Request clarify if the same is applicable for World War-II/SSCOs/ECOs and PMR cases.
In terms of point No.1(iii) it is clear that exemption from payment of one time contribution has been granted only to war widows. Hence exemption from one time contribution to pre 1996 retirees is not applicable to World War —II veterans/SSCOs/ECOs and PMRs.
(b) Clarifications sought by CO, ECHS
Date of implementation of the order. Since issuing of detailed instructions would involve some time delay ( in terms of clarifications and modalities/workflow for processing of application & verification on and issuance of cards).
The date of implementation of the order would be 7-3-2019 i.e. the date of issue of orders by MoD.
c) Clarifications sought by CO, ECHS
Treatment/reimbursement in non empanelled hospitals in case of emergency has not been covered for the SSCOs and PMR cases.
Para 1(viii) makes it clear that SSCOs and PMR would have to pay for OPD/IPD/investigations in ECHS empanelled hospitals and seek re-imbursement. This ould be applicable even in cases in emergency.
(d) Clarifications sought by CO,ECHS
As per Gol letter No.17(10)/06/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 13th April, 2007, BCs are exempted for paying one time contribution. Now the same has not been included in the letter for world War-II/SSCOs/ECOs and PMR.
As clarified in point No.(a) above Battle Casualties are not exempted from paying one time contribution.
2. CO,ECHS is requested to urgently submit Draft Government letter for issue of orders regarding one time contribution.
Under Secretary (WE)