ECHS- Advisory on Fixed Medical Allowance
Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
IHQ of MOD (Army)
Delhi Cantt - 110 010
21 Dec 2017
All Command HQ's
All Regional Centre’s ECHS
ADVISORY ON FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE
1. It is certified that ECHS Scheme is optional for all Pre April 2003 retirees and joining of Scheme is sole decision of ESM. As per IHQ of MoD ID No. 22(1)101/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 Dec 2002. FMA is forfeited once an ESM joins the Scheme. As per Govt orders. Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme is compulsory for all post Apr 2003 retirees.
2. It is intimated that release/cessation of pay and allowances from the pension of ESM is subject matter of Pension disbursing agencies and respective Bankers.
3. Once ESM joines the Scheme, no provision exists for discontinuation of membership and issue of non membership certificate.
4. You are requested to accordingly take action vide Central Org ECHS letter No B/49711-SC/AG/ECHS dated- 02 Jul 2014 enclosed herewith.
Dir (Ops & Coord)
for MD ECHS
Source:-Download ECHS Circular