Monday, August 27, 2012


Increasing Supply of Midicines to Polyclinics
For timely payment to empanelled hospitalsfor treatment availed by ex- servicemen, a pilot project for ‘on line bill processing’ through a Bill Processing Agency (UTI, ITSL) has been launched on 1st April, 2012 at 5 cities i.e. Delhi, Chandimandir, Pune, Secunderabad& Trivandrum.

The Government has also approved a pilot project for `outsourcing of pharmacy operations` of ECHS to ensure that ECHS beneficiaries receive the prescribed medicines on time at Regional Centres Delhi, Chandigarh, Pune, Secunderabad, Trivandrum &Lucknow.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr MM PallamRaju in a written reply to Shri Mohd. Ali Khan in Rajya Sabha ON 22 Aug 2012

ECHS Facilities to Non-Pensioners

Medical Facilities to Non-Pensioners
Currently the policy does not cover the non-pensioners such as Emergency Commissioned Officers, Short Service Commissioned officers. However, there is a proposal to make Short Service Commission more attractive which has been initiated in which the provision for grant of ECHS facilities in a restricted manner to Short Service Commissioned Officers has been included.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr MM PallamRajuin a written reply to ShrimatiParamjitKaurGulshanin Lok Sabha ON 27-08-2012


Pay and Pension Matters of  Personnel
The committee chaired by Cabinet Secretary is comprised of Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister; Defence Secretary; Secretary, Department of Expenditure; Secretary, Department of Ex- Servicemen`s Welfare and Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training. Consequent to change in charge of the then Secretary, Department of Expenditure to Department of Revenue, Secretary, Department of Revenue has also been co-opted as a Member of the Committee. Chief of Naval Staff & Chairman, Chiefs of the Staff Committee made a presentation to the Committee. The Committee further interacted with all the Service Chiefs (Chief of Naval Staff & Chairman, Chiefs of the Staff Committee; Chief of Air Staff and Chief of Army Staff). The recommendations of the Committee have been submitted to the Prime Minister.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri M.B.Rajesh and others in Lok Sabha on 27 Aug 2012.