Revised rules to regulate sanction of financial assistance for treatment of S.C. patients under the Nucleus Budget Scheme of the Department for Welfare of Sch. Castes. 

 

GOVERNMENT OF TRIPURA

DEPARTMENT OF WELFARE FOR SCH. CASTES

TRIPURA : : AGARTALA

 

No. 18477-560/5-58/SCW/OBC/PLG/95              Agartala, Dated, the 20.8.1996.

 

NOTIFICATION

 

In supersession of all previous notifications/ orders Governor is pleased to frame revised rules to
regulate sanction of financial assistance for treatment of S.C. patients under the Nucleus Budget
Scheme of the Department for Welfare of Sch. Castes.

 

1. Short title, extent and commencement

These rules may be called “ the Tripura S.C. patients (financial assistance) Rules, 1996”.They extend to the whole of Tripura and take immediate effect.

 

2. Definition

i) “Government” means the Government of Tripura.

ii)  “Secretary” means Secretary to the Government of Tripura/Commissioner to the Government
of Tripura, Department for Welfare of Scheduled Castes.

iii) “Director” means the Director for Welfare of Sch. Castes & Other Backward Classes,Tripura.

iv) “District Magistrate & Collector” means the District Magistrate & Collector of a District of Tripura.

v) “Superintendent of I.G.M./G.B./B.R. Ambedkar/Cancer Hospital, Agartala” means the Medical
Superintendent of I.G.M./G.B./B.R.Ambedkar/Cancer Hospital, Agartala.

vi) “Director of Health Service” means the Director of Health Services, Tripura.

vii) “District Tribal Welfare Officer” means the District Tribal Welfare Officer of a District.

viii)“Sub-Divisional Officer” means the Sub-Divisional Officer of the Sub-Division within which the patient normally resides.

ix)“Medical Officer” means the Medical Officer In-charge of Government Hospital of Primary Health Centre etc. in Tripura.

x)“Block Development Officer” means the Block Development Officer of a particular Rural Development Block in Tripura.

xi)“S.C.” means the communities recognized as such by the Government by order  issued from time to time.

xii)The term “Poor” will means the member of a SC family living below the poverty line having  an Annual income of Rs. 11,000/- or less.

 

3. The Scheme

SC patients suffering from any desease/disability may be granted financial assistance for their treatment inside Tripura or Outside Tripura. Provided that such financial assistance may be sanctioned only to persons belonging to SC who are poor and are not in a position to meet the expenses of treatment, subject to the limitations and conditions laid down in Rule-4.Provided further that no Government employee will be eligible for getting assistance under the scheme.

 

4. Authorities competent to sanction assistance and limitations of sanction

i) Subject to other conditions laid down in these rules the Sub-Divisional officers (SDOs) Block Development Officers (BDOs) shall be competant to sanction financial assistance not exceeding
Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred) only per patient in a financial year in case of urgent need for treatment in any nearest hospital (excluding District/State level hospital in Tripura. If the  S.D.O./B.D.O. consider the necessity of giving further financial assistance exceeding Rs.  500/- to any patient he may recommend the particular case to the competent authority.  While recommending sanction of a higher amount, the SDO/BDO must indicate the amount
 which has already been sanctioned in favour of the applicant.

 

ii) The D.T.W.O. shall be competent to sanction financial assistance not exceeding Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred) only per patient in a financial year for treatment in the District level hospital. The D.T.W.O. West Tripura shall be competent to cover state level hospital also. If he considers that financial assistance exceeding Rs. 500/- should be sanctioned to a particular patient he will put up the case with his recommendation to the D.M. and Collector. 


iii)
 (a) D.M. & Collector of a District shall be competant to sanction financial assistance  not exceeding Rs. 1000/- only per patient in a financial year for treatment in the nearest hospital.
 

Provided that the D.M. & Collector, West Tripura shall be competent to sanction  financial assistance not exceeding Rs. 2,500/- only per patient in a financial year for treatment  of indoor patients of G.B. hospital, I.G.M. hospital and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar hospital, Agartala.

 

(b) If he considers that financial assistance exceeding his competency should be  sanctioned to a patient, he may forward the particular case with his recommendation to the  competent authority. While recommending any particular case for sanction of a higher amount  of assistance, the D.M. Collector shall indicate clearly the amount already sanctioned in favour  of the applicant.

 

iv)(a) The Director for Welfare of SC and OBC shall be competent to sanction to a SC patient  financial assistance not exceeding Rs. 2,500/- only for treatment inside the State.

 

(b)The Director for Welfare of SC & OBC may recommended any particular case to the Govt.
 for sanction of financial assistance upto Rs. 5,000/- only including the assistance, if any,  already sanctioned to any patient for treatment outside the State.
 

v) The Secretary/Commissioner to the Govt. of Tripura, Department for Welfare of S.Cs
shall be competent to sanction such amount of financial assistance as he may consider proper
 and fit but not exceeding the limit mentioned under Sub-Rule-4(iv) (b).Provided that the Government in Special circumstances may sanction financial assistance exceeding Rs. 5,000/- for treatment outside the State but not exceeding Rs. 8,000/- only.

 

vi) A SC patient can be sanctioned financial assistance only once a year, provided that the Govt. may under special circumstance sanction financial assistance to a patient twice a year.

 

vii) Under special circumstances Govt. may place fund with the hospital authorities for sanction of payment of assistance to SC patients.

 

5.Procedure for sanction and disbursement

i) The sanctioning authority shall consider each case for giving financial assistance on receipt of application supported by a Medical certificate from a Medical Officer, Superintendent of IGM/GB/B.R. Ambedkar/Cancer hospital or Director of Health Services. For treatment outside the State the medical certificate shall be required to be countersigned by the Director of Health Services, Tripura. 

ii) Before according sanction the sanctioning authority shall satisfy himself that :-

 

a) The applicant is a person belonging to SC.

b) The applicant is suffering from some desease/disability.

c) The applicant is too poor to meet the expenses of his treatment including other expenses
of his treatment including other expenses considered essential for treatment.

 

iii) At the time of disbursement of the amount sanctioned the disbursing officer shall obtain
proper receipt from the person who has been sanctioned financial assistance by the sanctioning
authority. The disbursing officer shall also ensure that the remark “ sanctioned and paid Rs.
 ________________ on ____________ is duly recorded in the ration card of the applicant
so that the applicant so that the applicant does not get. scope for claiming financial assistance
more than once from various authorities within the same financial year.

 

6.Referring a patient for treatment outside the State

 If the Director of Health Services or the Superintendent of IGM/GM/B.R.Ambedkar hospital considers that proper facilities for treatment of a particular case do not exist in  Tripura and it is necessary to refer the patient outside Tripura for treatment, he shall indicate the same in his report giving the name and place of the hospital where the patient is referred for treatment. In receipt of the report the Director for Welfare of SC and OBC or the Secretary, Department for Welfare of SC as the case may be sanction financial assistance subject to limits laid down under Rule – 4(iv)(b)(v) and (vi) above.

 

7.Submission of progress report

The sanctioning authorities other than the Director for Welfare of SC & OBC and the Secretary/ Commissioner, Department of SC shall send monthly progress reports of expenditure to the Director for Welfare of SC & OBCs. The reports of expenditure may be furnished in the proforma to be supplied by the Director for Welfare of SCs and OBCs.
 

8.MISC

 

i) Matters not specifically covered by these rules shall be governed by orders/instructions issued by the Govt. from time to time.

ii) Any doubt in respect of these rules may be referred to the Government for clarification and the clarification given by the Government shall be final.

 

By order of the Governor.

 

 

Additional Secretary to the

Government of Tripura.

 

Copy to :-

1.The Commissioner to the Government of Tripura, Deptt. of SCW.

2.The P.S. to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Tripura.

3.The P.S. to the Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister, Tripura.

4.The P.A. to the Hon’ble Minister for SCW etc. Department.

5.The P.A. to the Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare Deptt.

6.The P.S. to the Chief Secretary, Tripura, Agt.

7.The P.S. of the Principal Secretary, Tripura.

8.The D.M. & Collector, West/South/North/Dhalai Dist.

9.The Chief Executive Officer, T.T.A.A.D.C., Agt.

10.The Addl. D.M. & Collector, West/North/South/Dhalai Dist.

11.The Director of Heath Service, Tripura, Agartala.

12.The Director Tribal Welfare Department, Tripura, Agt.

13.The Superintendent of GB/IGM/Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Hospital/Cancer Hospital.

14.The D.T.W.O., West/North/South/Dhalai Dist.

15.TheS.D.O., Sadar/Khowai/Sonamura/Bishalgarh/Udaipur/Belonia/Sabroom/Amarpur/
Gandacharra/Kamalpur/Dharmanagar/Kailashahar/Kanchanpur/Long Tarai Velly.

16.The S.D.T.W.O., Sadar/Khowai/Sonamura/Bishalgarh/

Udaipur/Amarpur/Belonia/Sabroom/Gandacharra/

Kamalpur/Dharmanagar/Kailashahar/Kanchanpur/Longtarai Velly.

17.The B.D.O., Mohanpur/Jirania/Mandai/Bishalgarh/

Dukli/Khowai/Tulashikar/Teliamura/Melaghar/Matarbari/Killa/Bagafa/Rajnagar/Satachand/
Amarpur/Karbook/Dumburnagar/Chowmanu/Manu/Selama/Kumarghat/Pecharthal/Dasda/
Rupaichari/Takerjala/Panisagar/Kadamtala.

18.The Special Officer (TDO) _____________________________

19.The Director, Printing & Stationary, Agartala, Tripura with request to publish the Notification in the next issue of Tripura Gazettee.

(S.C. Das)

Addl. Secretary to the

Government of Tripura.

 

 

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