Clarification regarding rates of subscription of ECHS Membership/Refund of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) in Certain Specific Cases




Clarification regarding rates of subscription of ECHS Membership/Refund
of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) in Certain Specific Cases

:- Central Organisation ECHS, Adjutant General’s Branch, IHQ of MOD (Army),
Maude Lines, Delhi Cantt – 110 010*** /49701/01-PR/AG/ECHS/2017, 19 Jun
2017***IHQ MoD (Navy)/PD ECHS (N), Air HQ (Subroto Park)/DAV, HQ, Southern
Command (A/ECHS), HQ. Eastern Command (A/ECHS), HQ. Western Command
(A/ECHS), HQ Central Command (A/ECHS), HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS), HQ
South Western Command (A/ECHS), All Regional Centres, ECHS*** Subject :
CLARIFICATION REGARDING RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION OF ECHS MEMBERSHIP/REFUND OF
FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE(FMA) IN CERTAIN SPECIFIC CASES*** l. Ref GoI, MoD
ID No 22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 Dec 2002, No 22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res)
dated 01, Apr 2003, No 22(20)/05/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 10 Feb 2006 and No
22D(04)/10/US(WE)/ D(Res) dated 02 Aug 2011.

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
IHQ of MOD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010

B/49701/01-PR/AG/ECHS/2017

19 Jun 2017

IHQ MoD (Navy)/PD ECHS (N)

Air HQ (Subroto Park)/DAV

HQ, Southern Command (A/ECHS)

HQ. Eastern Command (A/ECHS)

HQ. Western Command (A/ECHS)

HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)

HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)

HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)

All Regional Centres, ECHS


Subject : CLARIFICATION REGARDING RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION OF ECHS
MEMBERSHIP/REFUND OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE(FMA) IN CERTAIN SPECIFIC
CASES 
 
l. Ref GoI, MoD ID No 22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 Dec 2002, No
22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 01, Apr 2003, No 22(20)/05/US(WE)/D(Res) dated
10 Feb 2006 and No 22D(04)/10/US(WE)/ D(Res) dated 02 Aug 2011. 
2. In this connection, copy of GoI, MoD ID No 22D(17)/2016/(WE)/D(Res)
dated 02 Jun 2017 is encl herewith for your info and necessary action.
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Offg Dir (Ops & Coord)
for MD ECHS

As above.

No.22D (17)/2016/(WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, the 2 June, 2017

To

The Chief of Army Staff

The Chief of Naval Staff

The Chief Of Air Staff


Subject: Clarification regarding rates of subscription of ECHS
membership/refund of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) in certain specific
cases.

Sir,

In continuation of Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.
22(1)/01/US(WE)ID(Res) dated 30 December 2002, No. 22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res)
dated 01 April 2003, No. 22(20)/05/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 10 February 2006 and
No. 22D(04)/10/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 02 August 2011, I am directed to convey
the following clarifications regarding rates of subscription of ECHS
contribution to be paid by ESM/ refund of FMA in certain specific
situations where doubts have been raised:
Sl. No.
Point of doubt
Clarification
(a) For ESM who retired between 01 April 2003 to 31 March 2004
and to whom FMA was being paid but was stopped and ECHS
membership was not given due to non recovery of
subscription, what should be the rate of subscription to be
deducted from them at the time of applying for ECHS
membership and how should the FMA that was be refunded?
(i) Rates of the subscription of ECHS contribution that was
applicable at the time of their retirement may be deducted.

(ii) Payment of FMA which was stopped may be claimed
separately by the ESMs.

(b) ESM who retired between 01 April 2003 to 31 March 2004 and
from whom subscription was deducted in PPO but the process
of membership of ECHS was not completed in terms of
submission/processing of application form. These ESMs are
now approaching for membership. Whether ECHS subscription
already deducted is to be treated as final, or should
difference in old and new rates of ECHS subscription?
Once subscription has been deducted and endorsed in PPO,
old rates will be applicable for this category of ESM,
irrespective of the date on which they apply for membership
(c) Whether old rates applicable at the time of their
retirement or the new rates applicable at the time of
application should be paid by those ESMs who retired
between 01 April 2003 to 31 March 2004, and in whose case
ECHS contribution was not deducted and FMA has been paid
due to oversight/ error in PPO.
New rates of subscription prevalent at the time of
application will be applicable for ESM who apply for ECHS
at a later date
(d) From whom should the ECHS subscription be deducted in cases
where both husband and wife are serving in the Armed Forces
and they retire at different dates?
The Scheme being compulsory in nature, husband/wife who
retires first, should pay the contribution and avail
benefits of the Scheme and no subscription should be
deducted from husband/wife who retires later. He/ She will
be eligible for benefits under the Scheme as a spouse.

2. This issues with concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their
U.O. No.32(14)/2015.FIN/PEN dated 30.05.2017.

Yours faithfully,
(A.K. Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:
http://echs.gov.in

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