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Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Medical Cell

No. 9205-F (MED)                                                                                                                           Dt.05-10-2009

MEMORANDUM

After the West Bengal Health Scheme,2008 came into effect from 01-06-2009;requests for clarifications of some of the points laid down in the said Scheme are being received by this department from various corners.

After careful considerations of the matter the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to offer the following para-wise clarifications on the points for information and guidance of all concerned:

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Points of Doubt CLARIFICATIONS
1.

"Dependent Member of the family of an employee" has been defined in clause 3(e) of the West Bengal Health Scheme (as amended under notification no. 6722-F dt. 04-07-09) and conditions of dependency has been clarified in para-3 of the memo no. 3474-F dt. 11-05-09.

Whether conditions of dependency are applicable for spouse who has income more than Rs. 1500/- per month?

For availing the medical facilities under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008 children, minor brothers, unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters,unmarried/widowed/divorced sisters shall be deemed to be dependent on the Govt. Employee if they are normally residing with him/her and their income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1500/- per month.

The conditions of dependency are not applicable to the spouse. In other words, spouse is automatically included for medical benefits under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008 and hence where both husband and wife are State Govt. employees none of them will be entitled to draw regular medical allowance if either of them opts to come under the scheme.

2.

A new entrant to Government service and having no G.P.F number.What procedure will be taken for his/her enrolment under the scheme?

New entrants into government service may be enrolled under the Scheme following the procedure of enrolment as laid down under clause-4 of the Scheme.The Head of the office/cadre controlling shall issue his/her "Temporary Family Permit" without any employee code till he/she gets G.P.F Number.

3.

West Bengal Secretariat Service is a Constituted Service but there is no service Record Cell Under The PAR Department for that service Officers.Who will issue identity cards to such service officers.

Identity Cards to the West Bengal Secretariat Service officers may be isued by the Administrative Departments with due information to the PAR Department.

4.

Whether animal bite cases will come under the purview of "injuries caused by accidents" under clause 7(1)(*) of the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008 for reimbursement of the cost of OPD treatment?

Yes

This order shall be deemed to have taken effect from 01-06-2009

Special Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal