Compensation for cost of Not Available medicines and consumables under ECHS  

No. 22D(01)/2016/WE/D(Res-l)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare)
221, B Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi.

Dated 25th March, 2022

The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject :- Re-imbursement of cost of Not Available (NA) medicines and consumables under ECHS.


In supersession of MoD /DoESW Letter of even number dated 30th January, 2019 on the subject cited above, the sanction of the Competent Authority in MoD is conveyed for reimbursement of cost of medicines and consumables, purchased from open market, Not Available (NA) at ECHS Polyclinic / Authorized Local Chemist in respect of ECHS beneficiaries for maximum period of 30 days at a time subject to the maximum value of medicines and consumables not exceeding Rs.25,000/- each time under the general conditions and Rs.75,000/- each time under the special conditions except in case of Cancer Medicines where the maximum value of medicines and consumables would be Rs.5,00,000/- each time. This would be further subject to obtaining Non Availability Certificate (NAC) from OIC ECHS, Polyclinic. The special conditions would be as indicated in para 6 of Appendix to MoD letter No.24(8)/03/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 19-12-2003.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their ID Note No. 10(03)/2016/Fin/Pen, dated 23.02.2022.

Yours faithfully

(NC Pasi)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel:- 2301 4946

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