This is the intitative and the innovative step taken first time by any State Govt to provide cashless scheme to its employess & pensioners. As of today this service is optional however in due course of time the Govt could think of making it mandatory.
The scheme was implemented by G.O No. 338/XXVIII-4-2010-01/2008 dated 25-10-2010 for Uttarakhand Government Employees & Pensioners. For providing better facility to its employees & pensioners the new amended G.O. was out on 23 April,2012 by Govt. of Uttarakhand.
Under this scheme cashless medical facility is provided to Uttarakhand Government Employees/ Pensioners & their dependents on admission in Empanelled Private Hospitals. For the smooth running of the scheme U-Health Cell was established by G.O. No. 59/XXVIII-4-2011-04/2008 dated 24-01-2011 in the office of DG,MH&FW which is headed by a officer of Joint Director ,2 Accounts Manager ,2 Data entry operators and a office help. All data related to employees Health smart card and hospital claim bills are maintained in this cell. The claim settlement /Hospital bills are finalized by the U-Health Cell raised by empanelled hospitals via electronic transfer.
To be a member of the scheme a Government Employees/Pensioners has to fill a prescribed consent form duly countersigned by the concerned DDO/TO and ensure his annual contribution according to his/her grade pay :-