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West Bengal Option for coverage under Swasthya Sathi Scheme

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West Bengal Option for coverage under Swasthya Sathi Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Audit Branch

No. 5624-F(P)

Dated, the 27th day of September, 2019.

NOTIFICATION

Sub: Option for coverage under “Swasthya Sathi” Scheme

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In terms of this Department notification No. 5594-F(P) dated 06.09.2017, teachers, workers and other employees under different Departments as specified in the said notification were brought under the Swasthya Sathi Scheme. It has been mentioned at Para 3 therein that such teachers, workers and employees, as specified in the said notification, who receive monthly medical allowance can opt for the Swasthya Sathi Scheme by forgoing the monthly medical allowance.

2. In order to facilitate the process of exercising such option by the concerned teachers and employees under different Departments as specified in the notification No. 5594-F(P) dated 06.09.2017 to forego the monthly medical allowance to come under the Swasthya Sathi Scheme, the following guidelines are formulated:

(a) Existing teachers / employees under the different Departments as specified in the said notification, who opt to forego the monthly medical allowance now available; should apply immediately to forego the same to get coverage under Swasthya Sathi Scheme.

(b) Teachers / employees who apply within 31st December, 2019 to forego the monthly medical allowance may be covered under Swasthya Sathi from 1st January, 2020 and those who apply during 1st January to 31st March, 2020 may be covered from 1st April, 2020 under the Scheme.

(c) Any newly appointed teacher / employee as specified in the said notification who is willing to opt for Swasthya Sathi Scheme coverage should apply within one year of her/his joining to forego the available monthly medical allowance. Those who apply during 1st April to so” September may be covered under Swasthya Sathi from 1st October and those who apply during 1st October to 31st March of a financial year may be covered from 1st
April of the next financial year.

(d) The option of forgoing the monthly medical allowance to come under the Swasthya Sathi Scheme will be effective from the date of coverage under the Swasthya Sathi Scheme. So the teachers/ employees will continue to get the monthly medical allowance prior to the month of such inclusion under the Swasthya Sathi Scheme.

3. The concerned authorities may take appropriate action accordingly.

4. This shall come into force with immediate effect.

(H.K. DWIVEDI)
Additional Chief Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal

Signed Copy

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