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Utilisation of ECHS SmartCard Services beyond 31 DEC 2018

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Utilisation of ECHS SmartCard Services beyond 31 DEC 2018


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Telefax    : 011-25684946
Email      : jditechs1@echs.gov.in

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MoD (Army), Thimayya Marg,
Near Gopinath Circle,
Delhi Cantt- 110 010

B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS                                                                 19 Dec 2018

IHQ of MOD (Air Force)
IHQ of MOD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ West Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Comd (A/ECHS)
Northern Comd (A/ ECHS)
South West Comd (A / ECHS)
All Area Headquarters
All Regional Centres

UTILISATION OF ECHS SERVICES BEYOND 31 DEC 2018


1. Refer to Central Organisation, ECHS, letter No 13/49711-NewSmartCard / AG / ECHS dated 31 Aug 2018.

2. At present, approximately 52 Lakh beneficiaries are dependant on ECHS. To utilize the benefits of ECHS, these beneficiaries have been issued with different type of documents with different validity dates and in few cases beneficiaries do not hold any authorized document. Various categories of beneficiaries based on document’s status are as under:-

(a) New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card obtained.

(b) New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card applied successfully but cards awaited.

(c) 32 Kb ECHS Smart Card holder and not yet applied for new 64 Kb ECHS Card due to 32 Kb ECHS Card not completed 10 years from date of issue.

(d) NRIs who have yet to apply for new 64 Kb-Cards.

(e) ECHS beneficiaries, who could not apply for new 64 Kb ECHS Card due to Aadhar Card not possible to be made for them.

(f) Applied for New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card but application under observation.

(g) Temporary Slip holder and not applied for new 64 Kb Cards.

(h) 16 Kb Card holders not applied for new 64 Kb Cards.

3. To sensitize the environment with the status and verification process of various Cards / documents / cases listed above, case by case information is provided in the succeeding paragraphs.

4. New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Cards Obtained.

(a) The new 64 Kb Cards issued to the beneficiaries are preactivated Cards. A Kiosk is being installed with necessary software Pan India in a phased manner to automate the Smart Card process at polyclinics. ECHS services will continue to be provided to such category of persons.

(b) Polyclinics where the new equipment is not yet installed, 64 Kb Cards will keep getting their entitled treatment and these Cards to be used as visual identity and handled as Temporary Slip to provide ECHS treatment including referral of beneficiary to empanelled hospitals. In case an individual who has collected new 64 Kb Card and wants to change the data or has already lost it, then a provision has been created online to fill up online application for loss of 64 Kb Card /change in data.

5. New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card Applied Successfully but Cards Awaited.
These category of beneficiaries have the facility to down load temporary slip once they login using their login credentials. These temporary slips are now valid for six months in first stage and have to be authenticated by the OIC of their respective parent polyclinic. In case for some reason, the new 64 Kb Cards do not reach the beneficiary in six months then temporary slip can be further extended by another three months by the OIC parent polyclinic. These temporary slips enable the beneficiary all entitled treatment. After receipt of Cards, these category of persons will utilize the facilities as per Para 4 above.

6. 32 Kb ECHS Card Holders 85 Not Yet Applied for 64 Kb Cards. All 32 Kb Cards are valid for 10 years from date of issue. This category will continue getting their entitled treatment till these Cards are valid. They will have to apply for 64 Kb Cards, at least six months prior to the termination of 10 yr validity period. Subsequent treatment will depend on lines of 64 Kb Card holder as at Para 4 above. These persons can apply for new 64 Kb Cards earlier than completion of 10 year validity period.

7. NRIs who have Yet to Apply for New 64 Kb Cards. These category of beneficiaries can apply for new 64 Kb Card online as an exception is being created in the Online Application module for. these category of beneficiaries. This is likely to be available online by 31 Dec 2018. In this connection please refer to Central Org, ECHS letter No B / 49711-DBT/AG/ ECHS dated 09 Nov 2018 (Copy attached for ready reference). These persons must apply at the earliest but not later than 30 Jun 2019. Their current membership Card will be valid till 30 Jun 2019.

8. ECHS Beneficiaries who could Not Apply due to Aadhar Card Not Possible to be Made. These category of beneficiaries who are unable to prepare Aadhar Card due to age related issues or medical condition of the individual will be governed as per Central Organisation letter No B/49711-DBT/AG/ECHS dated 09 Nov 2018 (Copy attached). A provision for the same is being made for, online application by 31 Dec 2018. These persons must apply at the earliest but not later than 30 Jun 2019. Their current membership Card will be valid till 30 Jun 2019. While they can apply till 30 Jun 2019, they must come to polyclinic for treatment alongwith Non feasibility of ‘Aadhar generation certificate’ after 31 Mar 2019.

9. Applied for New 64 Kb Smart Card but Application Under Observation. These category of beneficiaries will fall under the following categories

(a) 32 Kb Card holder will keep getting his entitled medical benefits based on his 32 Kb Card.

(b) Temporary Slip holder to get his temporary slip extended by another three months from the OIC parent polyclinc to get entitled medical benefits. However, the beneficiary should get his observations cleared on priority. They will be ineligible if the observations are not rectified by 31 Mar 2019.

(c) 16 Kb Card holder can down load temporary slip online which will be valid for six months. This temporary slip has to be validated by the OIC parent polyclinic. However, the beneficiary should get all observations cleared on priority and must be settled latest by 31 Mar 2019.

10. Temporary Slip Holder and Not Aapplied for New 64 Kb Cards. All Temporary Slip holders to apply for new 64 Kb ECHS Card on priority. Any ESM approaching Polyclinics for medical treatment will be required to first fill the Online Application for 64 Kb Card at the Facilitation Centre of the Polyclinics & then avail the facilities. Observation in Online Application, if any should be cleared latest by 31 Mar 2019.

11. 16 Kb ECHS Card Holder and Not Yet Applied for New 64 Kb ECHS Card. 16 Kb ECHS Cards will expire on 31 Dec 2018. All 16 Kb Card holders wef 01 Jan 2019 on approaching ECHS polyclinics to avail any medical facility will have to fill up online application for new 64 Kb Card at the Facilitation Centre located at the polyclinic. On successful filling up of the online application, provision will be made to enable down loading of a temporary slip which will be valid for six months after countersignature from OIC, parent polyclinic. The beneficiaries will be able to get entitled medical cover on production of temp slip and 16 Kb Card. The process of filling up of online application and clearing of observation if any should be completed latest by 31 Mar 2019.

12. In case beneficiary is a case of emergency, he / she will be allowed treatment subject to his /her being authorized ECHS member at the discretion of OIC Polyclinic after due deliberation. All actions pertaining to new 64 Kb Card making can follow subsequent to medical examination 85/ or treatment.

13. This information may be disseminated to the environment for information of all ECHS beneficiaries. All Regional Centres will ensure that all polyclinics under them are informed on priority.

(Rakesh Kakkar)
Colonel (Retd)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

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Fixed Medical Allowance to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are ECHS members and residing in district not covered by ECHS

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Fixed Medical Allowance to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are ECHS members and residing in district not covered by ECHS
Office of The Controller General of Defence Accounts

Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. - 110010

(Audit - IV Section)
सं.: AT-IV/4918/XXXVI                                                                                                       दिनांक: 12/12/2018
सेवा में,
सभी संबंधित रक्षा लेखा प्रधान नियंत्रक, रक्षा लेखा नियंत्रक
विषय: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners and Ex-Servicemen Family Pensioners who are ECHS members & residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic/ Armed Forces Hospitals/ Ml Room Upgraded to accommodate ESMs.
इस विषय के संबंध में भारत सरकार, रक्षा मंत्रालय (पूर्व-सैनिक कल्‍याण विभाग) के दिनांक 01/11/2018 के पत्र क्रमांक 22(01)/2011/WE/D(Res-I) की प्रति सूचना, मार्गदर्शन एवं अनुपालन हेतु प्रेषित की जाती है। 
संयुक्‍त रक्षा लेखा महानियंत्रक (वे. एवं का.) महोदय के अनुमोदन से जारी।
ह./-
(एम के गुप्‍ता)
वरिष्‍ठ लेखा अधिकारी
No.22(01)12011/WE/D(Res-I)

Government of India

Ministry of Defence

(Deptt. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare)

Sena Bhavan,New Delhi
Dated: 01st November 2018,
To
The Chief of Army Staff 
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff \
Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners, and Ex-Servicemen Family Pensioners who are ECHS members and residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic / Armed Forces Hospitals / MI Room upgraded to accommodate ESMs.

Sir,
In partial modification of Para 2(b) of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 December 2002, I am directed to convey the sanction of the Government to the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners and Family pensioners, who are ECHS members and residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic / Armed Forces Hospital / MI Rooms upgraded to accommodate ESMs as per terms & conditions covered in succeeding paragraphs.
2. Entitlement of FMA to Ex-servicemen (ESM) Pensioners and Ex-Servicemen (ESM) Family Pensioners will be governed by the instructions on the subject issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions ( Deptt. of Pension Pensioners’ Welfare) vide their OM No.4/25/2008-P&PW(D) dated 19 Nov 2014, as amended from time to time.
3. Ex-Servicemen Health Scheme (ECHS) membership is compulsory for all ESM Pensioners and entitled ESM Family Pensioners, those retired, discharged and on death of the serving armed forces personnel which occurred on or after 01 April 2003. Their contribution to ECHS membership is non refundable . All pre 01 April 2003 retirees have the option of either joining ECHS scheme by remitting appropriate contribution and forfeiture of FMA or continue to draw FMA as hither to fore.
4. Despite, being an ECHS member, above mentioned ESM pensioners and ESM Family Pensioners residing in districts, where no ECHS Polyclinic or Armed Force hospital or Ml room upgraded to accommodate ESMs is available will be eligible for FMA as well as will be entitled for lPD treatment.
5. The residential address of the ECHS member for payment of FMA/ Cessation of FMA shall be the address indicated as the permanent address in his /her PPO.
6. The list of districts for which FMA is to be paid as on date of issue of this order is given in Appendix attached with this order. The list of districts for which FMA is to be paid will be issued on O‘lst January every year by MD, ECHS, to PCs/RCs and also uploaded in the ECHS website.
7. Commencement/ Restoration of FMA
As stated above, the ECHS member residing in a district where ECHS Polyclinic/ Armed Forces Hospital / Ml Room upgraded ‘to accommodate: ESMs is not available can seek commencement of FMA payment through his/her Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) /Authorised Pension Disbursing Bank, by submitting an application in the prescribed format to the nearest; Stn. HQ in triplicate. The Stn HQ will scrutinize the residential address of the ECHS member and verify the applicability of District in the address for FMA and confirm the authorization of FMA on the application in the prescribed format. Distribution of ibid application, will be as under:
(a) Original Copy The Original Copy of the‘ application will be forwarded to O/o PCDA (Pension), Allahabad, O/o PCDA (O) Pune, O/o PCDA ( Navy & Coast Guard) Mumbai, O/o JCDA (AF) New Delhi-10 (“as applicable” and “similar office pertaining to the ECHS member of other services/establishment”) by Stn. HQ for endorsement in PPO/issue of corrigendum PPO/updating Pension Records of Pensioners/family Pensioners.
(b) Duplicate Copy The duplicate copy will be forwarded to the concerned Regional Centre ECHS by Stn HQ for uploading the same in PDF format in the data base and to thereafter forward the hardcopy to concerned Record Office as mentioned in the application form for retaining in Pensioners’ record.
(c) Triplicate Copy The triplicate copy will be returned to the ESM by the Stn HQ (ECHS Cell) duly endorsed with verification of district as per format.
8. Based on ibid original application, O/o PCDA (Pension ) Allahabad, O/o PCDA (Navy & Coast Guard) Mumbai, O/o JCDA (AF) New Delhi-10 (“as applicable and similar office pertaining to the ECHS member of other services/establishment”) will sanction FMA & endorse in PPO/ issue of corrigendum PPO for updating Pension Records of Pensioners/family Pensioners maintained by Centralised Pension Processing Centres of Banks/DPDO etc. The date of commencement of FMA will be the first day of the subsequent second month in which the Pensioner has submitted the application ( e.g. FMA will commence from 1st July for all applications submitted during 1st May to 31st May).
9. Cessation of OPD Facilities An ESM who is drawing FMA will not be entitled to OPD facility at ECHS Polyclinic and Armed Forces Hospital. He is also not eligible for referral to Empanelled facilities for treatment in OPD. The ECHS smart card of the ESM will be endorsed with such details regarding facility available to him / her. The date of Cessation of OPD will be the First day of the following second month in which the pensioner has submitted the application eg. OPD will cease from 1“ July for all applications submitted during 1st May to 31st May.
10. Cessation of FMA The cessation of FMA, in the event of opening a new Polyclinic in the District, by PDA/bank would be based on a certificate issued by CO, ECHS through existing chain of Command & Control regarding the operationalisation of ECHS Poiyclinic. With effect from following month in which ECHS Polyclinic is operationalised, the entitlement of FMA for the above pensioners residing permanently in that district will cease. Any FMA paid in excess will be recovered from his subsequent pensionary entitlements. The ECHS card of the ESM will be updated on the status of FMA and medical facility available to him.
11. These orders will be come into effect from 1st of subsequent month from the date of issue.
12. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their UO No.33(145)/12.FP dated 5-10-2018.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(A.K. Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
APPENDIX TO MoD ORDER NO. 22(01)2011/WE/ D(Res-1) dated 01.11.2018
LIST OF DISTRICTS NOT COVERED BY ECHS POLYCLINICS/ ARMED FORCES CLINICS/ MI ROOMS UPGRADED TO .ACCOMMODATE ESMs

LIST OF DISTRICTS NOT COVERED BY ECHS POLYCLINICS/ ARMED FORCES CLINICS/ MI ROOMS UPGRADED TO .ACCOMMODATE ESMs
Sl NoDistrictsState
No of DISTRICTS NOT COVERED BY ECHS POLYCLINICS/ ARMED FORCES CLINICS/ MI ROOMS UPGRADED TO ACCOMMODATE ESMs
11NicobarAndaman & Nicobar2
22North and Middle Andaman
31VizainagaramAndhra Pradesh1
41AnjawArunachal Pradesh18
52Changlang
63Dibang valley
74East Kameng
85East Siang
96West Siang
107Kra Daadi
118Kurung Kumey
129Longding
1310Lower Dibang Valley
1411Lower Subansiri
1512Namsai
1613Papum Pare
1714Siang
1815Lohit
1916Tirap
2017Upper Siang
2118Upper Subansil
221BaksaAssam21
232Barpeta
243Biswanath
254Charaideo
265Chirang
276Dhemaii
287Dimahasao (North Cachar Hills)
298Golaghat
309Hailakandi
3110Hoiai
3211Kamrup
3312Karbi Anglong
3413Kokrafuar
3514Karimganj
3615Majoli
3716Mori Gaon
3817Nalbari
3918Sivasagar
4019South Salamara Mankachar
4120Udalgiri
4221West Karbi Anglong
431ArariaBihar20
442Arwal
453Aurangabad
464Banka
475Begusarai
486Gopalganj
497Jamui
508Jehanabad
519Kaimur
5210Kisanganj
5311Lakhisarai
5412Madhepura
5513Nalanda
5614Nawada
5715Purnia
5816Saharsa
5917Sheikhpura
6018Sheohar
6119Supaul
6220West Champaran
631BalodChattisgarh23
642Baloda Bazar
653Balrampur
664Bernatara
675Bijapur
686Dantewada (South Bastar)
697Dhamtari
708Durg
719Gariaband
7210Janigir- Chamba
7311Raigarh
7412Kabirdham (Kawardha)
7513Kanker (North Bastar)
7614Kondagaon
7715Korba
7816Korea (Koriya)
7917Mahasamund
8018Mungeli
8119Narayanpur
8220Rajandgaon
8321Sukma
8422Surajpur
8523Surguja
861Dadar & Nagar HaveliDadar & Nagar Haveli1
871DamanDaman & Diu2
882Diu
891South West DelhiDelhi5
902North East Delhi
913North West Delhi
924East Delhi
935North Delhi
941AmreliGujarat26
952Anand
963Aravalli
974Banaskanath(Palanpur)
985Bharuch
996Bhavnagar
1007Botad
1018Chhota Udaipur
1029Dahod
10310Dangs (Ahwa)
10411Devbhoomi
10512Dwarka
10613Gandhinagar
10714Gir Somnath Junagadh
10815Kheda (Nadiad)
10916Mahisagar
11017Mehsana
11118Morbi
11219Narmada(Rajpipla)
11320Navsari
11421Panchmahal (Godhra)
11522Patan
11623Porbandar
11724Sabarkantha
11825Tapi
11926Valsad
1201MewatHaryana1
1211KinnaurHimachal Pradesh2
1222Lahaul and Spiti
1231BandiporaJammu & Kashmir9
1242Budgam
1253Ganderbal
1264Kistwar
1275Kulgam
1286Pulwama
1297Ramban
1308Reasi
1319Shopian
1321BokaroJharkhand16
1332Chatra
1343Dumka
1354Garhwa
1365Giridih
1376Godda
1387Hazaribagh
1398Jamtara
1409Khunti
14110Koderma
14211Latehar
14312Lohardagga
14413Pakur
14514Sahibganj
14615Saraikela- Kharsawan
14716Simdega
1481BagalkotKarnataka16
1492Bellary
1503Bangalore Rural
1514Chamarajnagar
1525Chickballapur
1536Chikkarnangaluru
1547Chitradurga
1558Davangere
1569Gadag
15710Haveri
15811Koppal
15912Mandya
16013Raichur
16114Ramnagara
16215Udupi
16316Yadgir
1641LakshadweepLakshadweep1
1651Agar(Malwa)Madhya Pradesh39
1662Aliraipur
1673Anuppur
1684Ashoknagar
1695Balaghat
1706Barwani
1717Burhanpur
1728Chhatarpur
1739Chhindwara
17410Damoh
17511Datia
17612Dewas
17713Dhar
17814Dindori
17915Guna
18016Harda
18117Jhabua
18218Katni
18319Khargone (West Nimar)
18420Khandwa(East Nimar)
18521Mandla
18622Mandsaur
18723Narsinghpur
18824Neemuch
18925Panna
19026Raisen
19127Rajgarh
19228Ratlam
19329Sehore
19430Seoni
19531Shahdol
19632Shajapur
19733Sheopur
19834Shivpuri
19935Sidhi
20036Singrauli
20137Tikamgarh
20238Umaria
20339Vidisha
2041BhandaraMaharashtra12
2052Chandrapur
2063Gadchiroli
2074Gondia
2085Hingoli
2096Jalna
2107Nandurbar
2118Palghar
2129Parbhani
21310Raigad
21411Yevatmal
21512Washim
2161BishnupurManipur13
2172Chandel
2183Imphal East
2194Jiribam
2205Kakching
2216Kamjong
2227Noney
2238Pherzawl
2249Tamenglong
22510Tangnoupal
22611Thoubal
22712Ukhrul
22813Imphal West
2291East Garo HillsMeghalaya10
2302East Jaintia Hills
2313North Garo Hills
2324Ri Bhoi
2335South Garo Hills
2346South West Garo Hills
2357South West Khasi Hills
2368West Jaintia Hills
2379West Garo Hills
23810West Khasi Hills
2391ChamohaiMizoram6
2402Kolasib
2413Lawngatlai
2424Mamit
2435Saiha
2446Serchhip
2451KiphireNagaland8
2462Longleng
2473Mon
2484Peren
2495Phek
2506Tuensang
2517Wokha
2528Zunheboto
2531Boudh (Baude)Odisha21
2542Bhadrak
2553Balangir
2564Bergarh (Baragarh)
2575Cuttack
2586Debagarh
2597Gaiapati
2608Jharsuguda
2619Jaipur
26210Jagatsinghapur
26311Kendujahr (Keonjhar)
26412Kandhamal
26513Kendrapara
26614Malkangiri
26715Mavurbhanj
26816Nabarangapur
26917Nayagarh
27018Nuapada
27119Rayagada
27220Subarnapur (Sonepur)
27321Sundargarh
2741KaraikalPuducherry3
2752Mahe
2763Yanam
2771BanswaraRajasthan11
2782Baran
2793Bundi
2804Chittorgarh
2815Dholpur
2826Jalaur
2837Jhalwar
2848Pratapgarh
2859Sirohi
28610Swai Madhopur
28711Tonk
2881North SikkimSikkim3
2892South Sikkim
2903West Sikkim
2911ArivalurTamil Nadu8
2922Karur
2933Krishnagiri
2944Narnakhal
2955Perarnbalur
2966Pudukkottai
2977Tiruppur
2988Tiruvarur
2991Adilabad
3002Bhadrdari Kothagudem
3013Jagtial
3024Jangaon
3035Javashankar Bhoopalpally
3046Josmlamba Gadwal
3057Kamareddy
3068Komaram Bheem Asifabad
3079Mahabubabad
30810Mancherial
30911Medak
31012Nagarkurnool
31113Nirmal
31214Nalgonda
31315Nizamabad
31416Peddaoalli
31517Rajanna Sircilla
31618Sangareddy
31719Siddipet
31820Suryapet
31921Vikrabad
32022Wanaparthv
32123Warrangal (Rural)
32224Warrangal (Urban)
32325Yadadri Bhuvana
3241DhalaiTripura7
3252Gomati
3263Khowai
3274North Tripura
3285Sepahiiala
3296South Tripura
3307Unakoti
3311Ambadakar NagarUttar Pradesh27
3322Amethi (Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar)
3333Amroha (Jyotiba Phule Nagar)
3344Auraiya
3355Bahraich
3366Balrampur
3377Chandauli
3388Chitrakoot
3399Hamirpur
34010Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar)
34111Kannauj
34212Kanshiram Nagar (Kasgani)
34313Kaushambi
34414Kushinagar (Padrauna)
34515Lalitpur
34616Maharaj gani
34717Mahoba
34818Mau
34919Pilibhit
35020Sambhal (Bhimnagar)
35121Sant Kabir Nagar
35222Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi)
35323Shamli (Prabudhnagar)
35424Shravasti
35525Sidharth Nagar
35626Sitapur
35727Sonbhadra
35828BirbhumWest Bengal8
35929Dakshin Dinajpur
36030Hoogly
36131Jhargrarn
36232Malda
36333Purba Budwan
36434Purba Midnapur
36535Puruli
365

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