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Thursday, February 26, 2009

(UPDATED) Non-Pensioners who are not members of ECHS can still avail treatment of serious diseases from civil hospitals

First an update : Central govt employees and pensioners would be entitled to 22% DA w.e.f 01 Jan 2009 - A hike of 6%.

Those who may have perused the previous post would now know that some MHs are refusing treatment to non-pensioner veterans even though they are entitled to it in accordance with Govt of India orders.

Till the time that issue is sorted out, non-pensioner veterans would be glad to know that they are entitled to treatment of serious diseases in civil hospitals too out of Ministry of Defence funds through the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB). In fact vide Govt of India Letter 08 November 2004, financial assistance for diseases through the KSB is now only available to non-pensioners and not to pensioners who are entitled to ECHS. Under this scheme, veterans are entitled to reimbursement of their expenses for serious diseases such as Heart, Renal, Arterial diseases, strokes and cancers. Officers are entitled to a refund of 60% of treatment subject to certain guidelines while PBOR are entitled to a refund of 80%.

Please make this very important aspect known to people around you.

In an emergency, strict adherence of guidelines is dispensed with.

Policy letters on the subject can be viewed and downloaded by clicking here.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeoman service Navdeep, appreciated deeply!
Please keep up the 'josh'.

Regards,

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog. What you have been doing is something which cannot be accomlished by anybody who may be even decorated with AVSM, PVSM , VSM ,etc, etc. You really deserve a solid recognition from all the armed forces personnel. But I wonder if armed forces can give you some form of official decoration/ recognition or any award since we don't have a union/ association. I hope the ESM union (on behalf of the whole armed force personnel) do something as a recognition to your wonder service. The information you have been providing are really informative and helpful.

Please continue to keep us informed.

Anonymous said...

why r they still not considering 'MSP' for calculating DA....?

Anonymous said...

Dear Navdeep Sir, Pl let the people know about the 70% pension weightage for PBOR which was demanded alogwith the PB-4 for Lt Cols. That time both the demands were accepted as per media news. PB-4 was accepted in black and white. But what about 70% pesion weightage for PBOR ? Please clarify

Jatt said...

Anonymous@
Yes you are right, everyone is unknown about the 70%pension weightage for PBOR, who are the backbone of INDIAN MILITARY. Navdeep sir, only you can tell something about this.

Anonymous said...

Jatt @
Yes Navdeep you should do something towards it

danny said...

@ dear anonymous 11.44PM 26/2/09 and subsequent comments

1.since 01 sep 09 DA, HRA and all other benefits like pension etc are admissible on MSP

2. 70% pension for PBOR was a deception by the bureaucracy. it hasn't been given to armed forces in any official communique as people dealing with the issue privately tell. hopefully they will be able to call the bluff of the govt soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Could someone come clean on 70% pension for jhonnies ? Have to answer their queries otherwise they will loose faith on officers knowledge on their welfare subjects !

Pokar Ram said...

Sir,Regardindg 70% of pay as pension to PBOR, it is emperical value on the basis of 50% of maximum of the scale for the amount last drawn. Otherwise no other order exists.
But now orders promulaged in Nov 2008 is pure 50% of last drawn and nothing to do with maximum of the band pay. Inversely if this is made 70% of last drawn, it may work out nearer to 50% of the previous bebefit.

Anonymous said...

Dear Navdeep sir, I think no body worrying about 70% pension weightage for PBOR. You should do something

samysmart said...

Dear Navdeep Sir,

I think so as you say about 70% weightage for pension to PBOR. It is deliberately mislead to the publics that we give more benefits to armed forces. So public naturally anti for defence pensioner's reemployment.

Beniwal said...

when the defenition for medical entitlement has been changed by removeing the word pensioner by govt. letter dtd 26 Sept 1996 and there by made all ex-servicemen holders of ZSB Id entitled for the medical failities, then why it was not accepeted in ECHS, which is only for ex-servicemen pensioners. This seems arbitrary and discriminatory action by ECHS org.

Anonymous said...

Two corrigendums have been released by Ministry of Def after the so called 70% pensionary weightage to pbors were announced having no mention of enhancement of weightage. It seem there is nothing like 70% weightage. Even if it is there it is not in a simple form to cover all defence pensioners and that is the reason MOD is taking so much time to find out a way so that to cover least number of pensioners. Some unreliable source say that it will be given only to those who retire before completion of 40 years of age because that is the compensation for non lateral entry to CPIOs.

Anonymous said...

As far as the 70% of pension, you may simply forget about it. Since, officers have got everything, why should they care about others? if they push your case, govt might try to curtail some of their perks. why they will lose their benefit for you!! You are there only to work. Officers are there to enjoy and get all the benefit. Do u think Govt is not aware of all these? We will remain suckers always.!!! Pray god. He is the only the hope.

Anonymous said...

Why the Service & Govt play cat & mouse game regarding 70% of pension for PBOR. It's high time they should publish whether it's approved or not. If not, MSP for the PBORs should be enhanced from Rs.2000 to atleast 4500 w.e.f Sep 09. It will atleast compensate and lift the morale of the PBORs. Govt must think about long term implication.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
I appreciate your initiative and dedication to bring different issues ofdefence personnel in to limelight.
Is not the officers responsible for formulate policies for jawans, are not putting their heart felt effort towards implementation of 70 persent pension as it is they who are entrusted with such protocol.

Anonymous said...

In early calculation:50% of the highest payment in one's slab used to fix his pension.Why not now the same formula is applied? Instead just to gain popularity the govt announced 70% pension of payment drawn in the last month,which is comparatively very less to that old 50% calculation.Still there's a considerable delay in it's implimentation.God save this country's jawans.Jai Jawan.

Anonymous said...

Dear sir, I think no body worrying about 70% pension weightage for PBOR. Do you have any news regarding it?

joshsuhanasafar said...

Dear Major Navdeep,
About two days ago my comments on 70% of last pay drawn as pension to pbor was published on this site. Today I find it missing. Is there any ban on the grievances put forth by the pbor whose PENSION FORMULAE have been completely changed or the Govt is hiding its face till onset of next elections to gain cheap popularity.
It was made clear by the 6th pay commission that the PBOR will also get 50% of their last drawn emoluments with the condition of their lateral entry into para military forces. IF THE CONGRESS(I) CANNOT GIVE JUSTICE TO THE PBOR LET BJP TAKE OVER, WE SHALL REQUEST FOR OUR DUES FROM THEM. Otherwise give us at least 70% of the last drawn emoluments as pension if not 50% of the HIGHEST IN PAY SCALE as was earlier in VOGUE.

Sharon C Johnson said...

I WONDER WHY MAJOR NAVDEEP IS SILENT ON THE ISSUE REGARDING PENSION EQUIVALENT TO 70% OF LAST RECKONABLE EMOLUMENTS TO PBOR.

Anonymous said...

mJOR NAVDEEP DOES NOT CARE ABT NON PENSIONER EXSERVICEMAN