Friday, May 22, 2020

Guidelines for claiming reimbursement of medicines purchased from 23 mar 2020 onwards- ECHS

Tele : 25683476                                                                                            Mil: 36833
By Email/AWAN Only
Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters
Ministry of Defence (Army)
Thimayya Marg, Near Gopinath
Circle, Delhi Cantt-110010
19 MAY 2020
B/49761/AG/ECHS/Medicine Policy
IHQ of MoD (Navy)Dir ECHS (N)
DAV Subroto Park
All HQ Command (A/ECHS)
AMA ECHS, Embassy of India, Nepal
All Regional Centres
1 Please ref the fwg:
(a) CO ECHS letter No B/49762/AG/ECHS/Medicine Policy dt 08 Apr 2019.
(b) CO FCHS letter No B/49761/AG/ECHSIMedicine Policy dt 27 Apr 2020.
(c) CO ECHS letter No B/49761/AG/ECHS dt 23 Mar 2020.
(d) CO ECHS letter No B/49761/AG/ECHS/Medicine dt 24 Apr 2020.
(e) CO ECHS letter No B/49761/AGfECHS/Medicine dt 28 Apr 2020
2. Though the lockdown may be lifted after 31 May 2020 in a gradual manner, in view of the prevalent situation, it is critical to ensure minimum footfall at the Polyclinic to mitigate spread of virus.
3. In view of the above, provisions have been granted to purchase life style/ chronic diseases medicines and claim reimbursement by veterans till 31 May 2020. Individual medicines reimbursement bills are normally handed over physically to OIC Polyclinic for processing for payment, However to minimise/ stream line footfall at Polyclinics, provision to upload bills online or send by Registered Post may be resorted to Beneficiaries may be advised to follow one of the three methods elucidated in succeeding paras for reimbursement of claim amount with immediate effect :-
(a) Online Submission.
(i) Veterans may submit claims online through designated email to OIC Polyclinic A separate mail ID may be created by OsIC PC, if required for the purpose and informed to veterans
(ii) The scanned copies of last prescription held, bill, ECHS card. contingent bill (as per Appx ‘A’ to this letter) and copy of cancelled cheque / first page of passbook should be attached as fife (s) with the email
(iii) All Veterans will mention their complete residential address and tele/ mobile No.
(iv) OIC Polyclinic will ack the receipt of mail and seek any further clarification if required.
(v) The veterans will however submit all original documents (for audit) after the lockdown is lifted by dates to be stipulated later. Non depositing of all the original documents by stipulated date will invite recovery of money.
(b) Veterans who are not able to upload the claim online may send all the above documents (bill and contingent bill in original) alongwith their calling No/ whatsapp No and residential address to OIC Polyclinic through “Registered Post with Acknowledgement Due (AD) Card”. They should keep a photocopy of all documents with them. OIC Polyclinics will process the bills for payment as per existing orders.
(c) The veterans who are not able to send the online claim or by Regd Post for reimbursement shall submit their bills physically after 15 Jun 2020, Specific dates on which veterans could come to submit claims will be coordinated by GIC Polyclinic through tele, email or whatsapp.
(d) OsIC Polyclinics will process the bills (submitted online) digitally duly authenticated by DSC online and for rest of bills as per procedure explained in our letter at Para 1(a) & (b) above. RC will make necessary payment. without waiting for physical copies. Physical copies (for bills submitted online) will be fwd once situation stabilizes for audit purpose.
4. This has the approval of MD ECHS.
(Anupam N Adhaulia)
Dir (Med)
(Source : Govtempdiary website)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


(Source : Via e-mail from Col Nk Balakrishnan (Retd)

Jammu and Kashmir : The domicile rules notified now replace the erstwhile J&K permanent resident rules that stood abrogated along with the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.

Jammu:IANS Updated May 18, 2020

The Jammu & Kashmir government on Monday issued a notification specifying the conditions for obtaining domicile certificates necessary for applying for government jobs and other privileges in the Union Territory.

The domicile rules notified now replace the erstwhile J&K permanent resident rules that stood abrogated along with the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.
The notification has been issued in exercise of powers confirmed by Article 309 of the Constitution of India read with section 15 of the Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act, 2010.
The details of the notification were shared with the media by government spokesman Rohit Kansal at a press conference.
According to the new rules, all those holding the permanent resident certificates of the erstwhile J&K state are eligible to get the domicile certificates from the designated authority which in all cases are tehsildars of different areas in J&K or other officials those may be notified by the government.
"Those in possession of the permanent resident certificates do not need any other document to get the domicile certificate. A person who has resided in the Union Territory for 15 years or studied in Jammu & Kashmir for seven years and has appeared in class 10th/12th examination in an educational institution located in Jammu & Kashmir.
"Or who is registered as a migrant by the relief and rehabilitation commissioner (Migrants) in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir as per the procedure prescribed by the government for migrants and displaced persons.
"Or who is a child of a central government official, all India services officers, officials of public sector undertakings and autonomous body of central government, public sector banks, officials of statutory bodies, officials of central universities and recognised research institutes of the central government who have served in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir for a total period of 10 years are eligible to get domicile certificates", the spokesman said.
He also said a child of parents who are resident outside the UT of Jammu & Kashmir in connection with their employment or business or other professional or vocational reasons but who fulfil any of the conditions described in clauses (a) or (b) of the notification is also eligible for domicile certificates.
"To make the entire process transparent the designated authority will have to issue the certificate within 15 days of receiving the application. There is also an appellate authority that will dispose of appeals against the decision of the designated authority within a period of seven days," the spokesman said.
"A designated officer shall be bound by the decision of the appellate authority failing which a penalty of Rs 50,000 will be imposed on the designated official and this will be recovered from his/her salary", Kansal said.


Friday, May 8, 2020

CSD canteens to resume liquor sale from Thursday (7.5.2020)

CHANDIGARH:06h May2020:(Express News Service)

The defence authorities have decided to resume operations of CSD canteens from May 7 following a decision by the Quarter Master General’s (QMG) branch of Army Headquarters. However, the canteens have been told to regulate the sale of items such as liquor and grocery.
As per the QMG directives, the ex-servicemen will be able to purchase up to 50 per cent of the quota of liquor and no carry forward of the previous quota will be allowed.
A letter issued by the QMG states, "Due to disruption and limited supply chain, canteen managements may further regulate the sale of items (including liquor) based on stock availability. No carryover of liquor quota will be permitted. Issue of liquor by depots and sale by canteens will be subjected to label registrations by manufacturers, excise permit, and local civil administration orders issued for the sale of liquor."
The letter further clarifies that the veterans will not get the quota of the month of March and April.
Sources said that all the buyers will be checked for temperature and would be sanitized before entering the canteen. Wearing masks has also been made compulsory. 
Veterans above 65 years have been advised to avoid canteens.
The ex-servicemen community in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh is one of the largest in the country.