File forwarded to Govt for approval: DGP
Srinagar, Sep 19: For the first time, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have framed a healthcare scheme to relieve its personnel from the “mental tension” while undergoing medical treatments.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police Health Care Scheme (JKPHCS) would be applicable to all its permanent employees and has been appreciated by the cops.
“The objective of the scheme is to relieve the police officers/officials from the mental tension when they have to undergo major surgeries/treatments for which huge amount is required,” the draft of the scheme which is in the possession of KNS reads.
As per the policy, the bills would be paid directly to the empanelled hospitals within the state and reimbursement for the empanelled hospitals outside the state.
“It will give officials a sense of security to give the police officers/ that in the difficult times of life they are not alone but whole police pariwar is at their back,” it reads.
It says that that to run the scheme “successfully and to grant” the benefits of the scheme to the members an amount of Rs.250 would be deducted as a membership fee from every employee.
“Thereafter an amount of Rs 300, Rs 250, and 100 is to be deducted from the salaries of gazette officers, non gazette officers, and SPOs respectively, so that every member along with his dependents may be insured/secured for a certain amount in the proportion of their deduction. If any member of the scheme voluntarily desires to give the higher subscription can do so, but cannot claim any special facility/treatment,” it states.
The gazetted officers can get Rs 8 lakh while their dependents would be entitled to get Rs 3 lakh on medical expenses. The non-gazetted officers would be entitled to receive Rs 7 lakh and Rs 2 lakh for dependents on medical expenses. The scheme can bear the expenses of Rs 3 lakh on medical expenses of SPOs and 1 lakh on their dependents.
The funds for the scheme would come from monthly subscriptions from the members, grant in aid from the welfare fund of police department, donations, charities, and grants from the state or union governments, local bodies/ associations.
The scheme will be run by ‘Jammu and Kashmir Police Health Care Trust’ (JKPHCT) registered under J&K Trust Act.
The Director General of Police will be chairman of JKPHCT, while the ADGP (Hqrs) PHQ or IGP(Hqrs) PHQ to be ex-officio vice chairman and AIG(Welfare) PHQ as its member secretary.
Meanwhile the Director General of Police S P Vaid when contacted told KNS over phone that the file has been sent to the government for the approval.
However Chief Secretary B B Vyas said he did not know about the file. “The file may have been submitted to the Home Secretary” the Chief Secretary told KNS. (KNS)