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UTILISATION OF ECHS SERVICES BEYOND 31 DEC 2018

21 Jan

UTILISATION OF ECHS SERVICES BEYOND 31 DEC 2018

1. New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card Holders.

(a) The new 64 Kb Cards issued to the beneficiaries are pre-activated 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) At Polyclinics where the new equipment is not yet installed, 64 Kb card holders will continue to be given their entitled treatment. These cards are to be used as visual identity and handled as ‘Temporary Slip’ to provide ECHS treatment, including referral to empanelled hospitals. In case an individual, who has collected 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 of data.

2. New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card Applied Successfully but Cards Awaited. These category of beneficiaries have the facility to download the ‘Temporary Slip’ once they login using their login credentials. These ‘Temporary Slips’ are now valid for six months in the first stage and have to be authenticated by the Oi/c of their respective parent Polyclinic. In case for some reason, the new 64 Kb cards do not reach the beneficiary in six months, then the ‘Temporary Slip’ can be further extended by another three months by the Oi/c of the parent Polyclinic. These ‘Temporary Slips’ will enable the beneficiary to all entitled treatment. After receipt of cards, this category of persons will utilise the facilities as per Para 3 above.

3. 32 Kb ECHS Card Holders & Not Yet Applied for 64 Kb Cards. All 32 Kb cards are valid for 10 years from date of issue. This category of persons 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 the 10 year validity period. Subsequent treatment will depend on lines of 64 Kb card holders as per Para 3 above. These persons may also apply for new 64 Kb cards earlier than completion of 10 year validity period.

4. NRIs who are yet to apply for New 64 Kb Cards. This category of beneficiaries can apply for new 64 Kb card online as an exception is being created in the Online Application Module for them. This is likely to be available online by 31 Dec 18. In this connection, Central Organisation ECHS letter No. B/49711-DBT/AG/ECHS dated 09 Nov 18 is relevant. These persons must apply at the earliest but not later than 30 Jun 19. Their current membership card will be valid till 30 Jun 19.

5. ECHS Beneficiaries who could not apply due to Aadhar Card not possible to be made. This category of beneficiaries who are unable to procure Aadhar Card due to age related issues or medical condition of the individual, will be governed as per Central Organisation ECHS letter No. B/49711-DBT/AG/ECHS dated 09 Nov 18. A provision for the same is being made for online application by 31 Dec 18. These persons must apply at the earliest but not later than 30 Jun 19. Their current membership card will be valid till 30 Jun 19. While they can apply till 30 Jun 19, they are required to visit Polyclinic for treatment alongwith ‘Non-Feasibility of Aadhar Generation Certificate’ after 31 Mar 19.

6. Applied for New 64 Kb Smart Card but application under Observation. This category of beneficiaries will fall under the following:-

(a) 32 Kb card holders will keep getting entitled medical benefits based on 32 Kb cards.

(b) ‘Temporary Slip’ holders may get the slips extended by another three months from the Oi/c of the parent Polyclinic to get entitled medical benefits. However, the beneficiaries should endeavor to clear all observations on priority. They will be ineligible for treatment if the observations are not rectified by 31 Mar 19.

(c) 16 Kb card holders can download ‘Temporary Slip’ online, which will be valid for six months. This ‘Temporary Slip’ has to be validated by the Oi/c of the parent Polyclinic. However, the beneficiaries should get all observations cleared on priority and must be settled latest by 31 Mar 19.

7. Temporary Slip holder and not applied for new 64 Kb Cards. All ‘Temporary Slip’ holders are required 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. Observations in Online Application, if any, should be cleared latest by 31 Mar 19.

8. 16 Kb ECHS Card Holder and not yet applied for new 64 Kb ECHS Card. 16 Kb ECHS cards will expire on 31 Dec 18. Wef 01 Jan 19, all 16 Kb card holders, on approaching ECHS polyclinics, 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 downloading of the ‘Temporary Slip’, which will be valid for six months after countersignature from the Oi/c of the parent Polyclinic. The beneficiaries will be able to get entitled medical cover on production of “Temporary Slip’ and 16 Kb card. The process of filling up of online application and clearing of observations, if any, should be completed latest by 31 Mar 19.

9. In case of emergency, the beneficiary will be allowed treatment subject to his/ her being an authorised ECHS member at the discretion of Oi/c Polyclinic after due deliberation. All actions pertaining to new 64 Kb card making would follow subsequent to medical examinations and/ or treatment.

 

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UTILISATION OF ECHS SERVICES BEYOND 31 DEC 2018

15 Jan

Dear Veterans,

Inputs received from ECHS regarding utilisation of ECHS services after 31 Dec 2018 are available through the link below

Utilisation of ECHS Services After 31 Dec 2018

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Amended timing for Armed Forces Veterans’ Day- 14 Jan 2019

10 Jan

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UTILISATION OF ECHS SERVICE BEYOND 31 DEC 18

1 Jan

UTILISATION OF ECHS SERVICES BEYOND 31 DEC 18

 

This is for information only .

 

regards

 

with best wishes

TEAM DESA / VSF

E- NEWS LETTER -DEC 2018

31 Dec

Dear Veterans,

E- news letter for the quarter ending Dec 2018 has been uploaded for your information.

DESA E- NEWS LETTER – DEC 2018

 

best wishes for New Year

 

Team DESA / VSF

3RD ARMED FORCES VETERANS’ DAY

28 Dec

Dear Veterans ,

Third Armed Forces Veterans Day is being scheduled to be held on 14 Jan 2019 at Manekshaw Center, the details may be downloaded from the following link:-

Armed Forces Veterans Day – 14 Jan 2019- Manekshaw Center

 

With warm wishes

 

Team DESA / VSF

THIRD ARMED FORCES VETERANS DAY

28 Dec

THIRD ARMED FORCES VETERANS DAYS – 14 JAN 2019

 

 

MINUTES OF 10TH GBM 2018

7 Dec

Dear Veterans,

 

Minutes of 10th GBM 2018 of VSF Delhi Charter is uploaded.

Minutes of 10th GBM 18

 

With Warm Wishes

Regards

Team DESA /VSF

MINUTES OF 10TH GCM/AGM CHENNAI – 2018

29 Nov

Dear Veterans ,

Minutes of 10TH GCM/AGM held at chennai on 26 Oct 18 has been uploaded via following link for your information.

10TH GCM/AGM HELD AT CHENNAI – 26 OCT 18

 

 

with warm wishes

Team DESA / VSF

GENERAL BODY MEETING – VSF KOLKATA

13 Nov

Dear Veterans,

Kolkata VSF invites Ex-Naval Veterans and Veernari’s for General Body Meeting on 18 Nov 18 at Netaji Subhash from 0900 hrs onwards . Lunch will be served .

 

with warm wishes

Secretary VSF Kolkata

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