Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Utilisation of ECHS Smart Card Services beyond December 31, 2018

Utilisation of ECHS Smart Card Services beyond December 31, 2018

Tele :25684645
Telefax : 011-25684946
Email : jditechs1@echs.gov.in
Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MoD (Army), Thimayya Marg,
Near Gopinath Circle,
Delhi Cantt- 110 010
B/49711-NewSmartCard/AG/ECHS
19 Dec 2018
IHQ of MOD (Air Force)
IHQ of MOD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ East Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ West Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Comd (A/ECHS)
Northern Comd (A/ ECHS)
South West Comd (A / ECHS)
All Area Headquarters
All Regional Centres
UTILISATION OF ECHS SERVICES BEYOND 31 DEC 2018
1. Refer to Central Organisation, ECHS, letter No 13/49711-NewSmartCard / AG / ECHS dated 31 Aug 2018.(d) NRIs who have yet to apply for new 64 Kb-Cards.
(e) ECHS beneficiaries, who could not apply for new 64 Kb ECHS Card due to Aadhar Card not possible to be made for them.
(f) Applied for New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card but application under observation.
(g) Temporary Slip holder and not applied for new 64 Kb Cards.
(h) 16 Kb Card holders not applied for new 64 Kb Cards.
3. To sensitize the environment with the status and verification process of various Cards / documents / cases listed above, case by case information is provided in the succeeding paragraphs.
4. New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Cards Obtained.
(a) The new 64 Kb Cards issued to the beneficiaries are preactivated 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) Polyclinics where the new equipment is not yet installed, 64 Kb Cards will keep getting their entitled treatment and these Cards to be used as visual identity and handled as Temporary Slip to provide ECHS treatment including referral of beneficiary to empanelled hospitals. In case an individual who has collected new 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 in data.
2. At present, approximately 52 Lakh beneficiaries are dependant on ECHS. To utilize the benefits of ECHS, these beneficiaries have been issued with different type of documents with different validity dates and in few cases beneficiaries do not hold any authorized document. Various categories of beneficiaries based on document’s status are as under:-
(a) New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card obtained.
(b) New 64 Kb ECHS Smart Card applied successfully but cards awaited.
(c) 32 Kb ECHS Smart Card holder and not yet applied for new 64 Kb ECHS Card  due to 32 Kb ECHS Card not completed 10 years from date of issue.

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