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
Agartala, Dated, the 20.8.1996.
supersession of all previous notifications/
orders Governor is pleased to frame revised
regulate sanction of financial assistance for
treatment of S.C. patients under the Nucleus
Scheme of the Department for Welfare of Sch.
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.
means the Government of Tripura.
“Secretary” means Secretary to
the Government of Tripura/Commissioner to the
of Tripura, Department for Welfare of Scheduled
means the Director for Welfare of Sch. Castes &
Other Backward Classes,Tripura.
Magistrate & Collector” means the District
Magistrate & Collector of a District of Tripura.
“Superintendent of I.G.M./G.B./B.R.
Ambedkar/Cancer Hospital, Agartala” means the
Superintendent of I.G.M./G.B./B.R.Ambedkar/Cancer
“Director of Health Service”
means the Director of Health Services, Tripura.
“District Tribal Welfare Officer”
means the District Tribal Welfare Officer of a
Officer” means the Sub-Divisional Officer of the
Sub-Division within which the patient normally
Officer” means the Medical Officer In-charge of
Government Hospital of Primary Health Centre
etc. in Tripura.
Development Officer” means the Block Development
Officer of a particular Rural Development Block
means the communities recognized as such by the
Government by order issued from time to
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.
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
competent to sanction assistance and limitations
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
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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
special circumstances Govt. may place fund with
the hospital authorities for sanction of payment
of assistance to SC patients.
for sanction and disbursement
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
according sanction the sanctioning authority
shall satisfy himself that :-
The applicant is a person
belonging to SC.
applicant is suffering from some desease/disability.
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
authority. The disbursing officer shall also
ensure that the remark “ sanctioned and paid Rs.
________________ on ____________ is duly recorded in the ration card of
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
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
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.
Matters not specifically covered by these rules
shall be governed by orders/instructions issued
by the Govt. from time to time.
doubt in respect of these rules may be referred
to the Government for clarification and the
clarification given by the Government shall be
order of the Governor.
Additional Secretary to the
Government of Tripura.
Copy to :-
Commissioner to the Government of Tripura, Deptt.
2.The P.S. to the Hon’ble Chief Minister,
3.The P.S. to the Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister,
4.The P.A. to the Hon’ble Minister for SCW etc.
P.A. to the Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family
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
Chief Executive Officer, T.T.A.A.D.C., Agt.
10.The Addl. D.M. & Collector,
11.The Director of Heath Service, Tripura,
12.The Director Tribal Welfare Department,
13.The Superintendent of GB/IGM/Dr.B.R. Ambedkar
D.T.W.O., West/North/South/Dhalai Dist.
17.The B.D.O., Mohanpur/Jirania/Mandai/Bishalgarh/
Special Officer (TDO)
19.The Director, Printing & Stationary,
Agartala, Tripura with request to publish the
Notification in the next issue of Tripura
Addl. Secretary to the
Government of Tripura.