Annual Life Certificate and Income Eligibility Proof for Dependants 18 years and above – Now PAN Card Must for ECHS validation

Annual Life Certificate and Income Eligibility Proof for Dependants 18 years for Annual Validation of ECHS Membership of Dependants

Annual Validation of ECHS Membership of Dependants

Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutants’ General Branch
Integrated Headquarters of
MoD (Army), Thimayya Marg,
Near Gopinath Circle,
Delhi Cantt- 110 010

B/49711-NSC/AG/ECHS

27 Jul 2022

ANNUAL VALIDATION OF ECHS MEMBERSHIP OF DEPENDANTS BY SUBMISSION OF LIFE CERTIFICATE AND ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTS BY PRIMARY BENEFICIARIES

Annual Life Certificate and Income Eligibility Proof for Dependants

1. Pl refer to CO, ECHS letter No.B/49711-NSC/AG/ECHS/Gen Corr dated 06 Jul 2022.(PUC)

2. Following clarifications are issued based on queries received from the environment:-

(a) Annual Life Certificate for ESM/Primary Beneficiary and Spouse. The ESM/Primary Beneficiary will not be required to provide any Annual Life Certificate for self and spouse. Para 6(a) of the letter under ref is amply clear in this respect. The mention of all the dependants in Para 6(b) of the letter implies all dependants having age 18 yrs and above except spouse. The Annual Life Certificate for the Primary Beneficiaries will be obtained through SPARSH, CPP portal over a period of time as and when migration to SPARSH, CPP portal takes place.

(b) Annual Life Certificate and Income Eligibility Proof for Dependants (Less Spouse) 18 years and above. it will be the responsibility of the ESM/Primary Beneficiary to provide Annual Life Certificate by logging in to the portal and accepting the online declaration for all dependants having age 18 years and above. Similarly documents to prove eligibility based on income criteria as mentioned at Para 6(b) will also be provided by uploading the same online for all dependants having age 18 years and above.

Eligibility criteria has been given out vide CO, ECHS letters No. B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2017 dated 27 Sep 2017 and No. B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2017 dated 16 Nov 2017 referred at Para 1(b) and (c) of letter under ref. Similarly the proof of income to determine eligibility was always being provided as per CO, ECHS letter No B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2020 dated 11 Aug 20. The same has now been facilitated for providing online for convenience of the dependent beneficiaries.

3. It is advised that ESM/Primary beneficiaries should get PAN Card made for their dependants who are above age of 18 years. The PAN Card will facilitate in downloading form 26 AS online from the Income Tax site directly for their respective dependants who are above the age of 18 years and then the same can be uploaded as proof of income for Annual Validation.

4. This information may be disseminated to the environment for information of all ECHS beneficiaries. All Regional Centers will ensure that all Polyclinics under them are informed on priority.

(Anupam Agarwal)
Brig.
Dy MD
For MD ECHS

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