Fixed Medical Allowance for Exservicemen ECHS Members : Eligibility Criteria

Is all Exservicemen Eligible to get FMA ?

According to the infomation available in the official website of ECHS, Govt of India has granted FMA to all ECHS beneficiaries who are residing in districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinics, Service hospitals or MI Rooms. The residence address for this purpose would be the same as the permanent address mentioned in the PPO. A list of such districts (revised yearly) for which FMA is admissible, is available on the ECHS website www.echs.gov.in

It may be noted that ECHS beneficiary drawing FMA would not be entitled to OPD facility at ECHS Polyclinic and Service hospitals or referral to empanelled facilities for treatment in OPD. As and when an ECHS Polyclinic is operationalised in a district, FMA for ECHS beneficiaries of that district would cease from the following month.

Authority : – Central Organisation letter PC-II to B/49791-FMA/Ag/ECHS dated 11 Jan 2019.

Who Can Opt to Exit from ECHS ?

Option to Exit. Executive instructions concerning Opting Out from ECHS Service based on the Government sanction have been promulgated to the environment by Central Organisation ECHS on 22 May 2023, only on the following instances:-

*** The spouse is serving in another Government Organization/ Department which is providing medical benefits under its medical scheme.

*** Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) beneficiary joins another Government Organization or Public Sector Undertaking providing medical benefits under its respective medical scheme.

SOPs on ECHS in various aspects are as under :-

1ECHS SOP FOR EMPANELMENT HOSPITALS
2FINAL ECHS BROCHURE 2023
3GENERAL SOP/CO ECHS COMPENDIUM – I 2022 (ENGLISH VERSION)
4GENERAL SOP/CO ECHS COMPENDIUM – II 2022 (ENGLISH VERSION)
5GENERAL SOP/CO ECHS COMPENDIUM – I 2022 (HINDI VERSION)
6SOP ON ONLINE BILL PROCESSING
7SOP EMERGENCY PANDEMIC RESPONSE MECHANISM
8SOP FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST ECHS MEMBERSHIP
9SOP : TREATMENT MANAGEMENT IN ECHS
10SOP CALCULATION OF MONTHLY MAINTENANCE FIGURE (MMT) IN ECHS POLYCLINICS
11SOP MEDICINE MGT ECHS
12SOP ON REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF MEDICAL EQPT HELD AT ECHS PC (1)

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