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Health Medical and Family Welfare – to provide Cashless treatment to the All India Service (AIS) Officers borne on the cadre of AP and working in connection with the affairs of the State & their dependents, the AIS pensioners of AP Cadre & their dependents, and the AIS family pensioners & their dependents - Constitution of Committee to review and make appropriate recommendation on the proposal of All India Services Health Scheme (AISHS) - Orders – Issued.
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HEALTH, MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (M2) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Rt.No. 719 Dated: 27-05-2013

1. Representation from Sri.M.Gopalakrishna, IAS (Retd.) President, AIS
Pensioner’s Association, A.P, Hyd., Lr.No.AISPA/MA/CHCS /01/2013,
Dated: 05-01-2013.
2. Govt. lr.No.582/M2/2013-1, HM&FW (M2) Deptt., Dated: 09-01-2013.
3. From Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Hyd.,
Lr.No.115/AHCT/2013-1, Dated;16-01-2013
4.Govt. lr.No.582/M2/2013-2, HM&FW (M2) Deptt., Dated;08-04-2013
5.From the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Hyd.,
Lr.No.115/AHCT/2013, Dt:16-04-2013.
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ORDER:
In the reference 1st read above, Sri.M.Gopalakrishna, IAS (Retd.) President, AIS Pensioner’s Association, A.P, Hyderabad has submitted representation requesting for a cashless health scheme’ for the AIS Pensioners and Family Pensioners. 
2. In the reference 3rd read above, the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Hyderabad has informed that the AIS Officers working in connection with the affairs of the State of Andhra Pradesh are governed by the AIS (MA) Rules 1954. In the AIS (MA) Rules, there is no provision for reimbursement of medical expenses to the AIS Pensioners and their dependents and the AIS family pensioners.
3. The facility available to the State Government Employees to secure treatment and medical attendance at the Government Hospitals / private hospitals recognized by the State Government has been extended to the AIS Officers and their dependents borne on the cadre of AP with full reimbursement of the cost of in-patient / out-patient treatment vide G.O.Ms.No.137, G.A. (SC.X) Dept dt.05-05-2003 r/w G.O.Ms.No.174,
G.A. (SC.X) Dept 15-07-2004 and G.O.Ms.No.437 dt.31-12-2004.
4. Subsequently, in Circular Memo.No.1963/SC.X/2008-1 GA (SC.X) Dept dated: 04-09-2008, the AIS pensioners who retire while serving in connection with the affairs of the State were given option either to avail CGHS facilities or post retirement medical facilities provided by the State Government. In G.O.Ms.No.493 GA (SC.X) Dept dated 19-10-2009 it was ordered that the medical facilities that are available to serving AIS Officers borne on the cadre of AP and their dependents, for the purpose of treatment and reimbursements, shall be extended to the AIS pensioners of AP cadre, their
dependents and to the AIS family pensioners subject to the maximum ceilings
communicated by the State Government from time to time under APIMA Rules, 1972. Thus, only the AIS pensioners and their dependents and AIS family pensioners, who opt to post-retirement medical benefits provided by the State Government are entitled to treatment and reimbursement under APIMA Rules, 1972.

5. In the reference 5th read above, the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Hyderabad has informed that Trust agrees with the views expressed by the  Principal Secretary, G.A. (GPM&AR) Dept and also the suggestion made by him.
Accordingly, the following courses of action are suggested for consideration:
i. A separate ‘All India Services Health Scheme (AISHS)’ ma                                       y be formulated to provide cashless treatment to the All India Service (AIS) Officers borne on the cadre of Andhra Pradesh and working in connection with the affairs of the State endents, the AIS pensioners of Andhra Pradesh Cadre and their
dependents, and the AIS family pensioners and their dependents, which will ipso facto replace the existing medical reimbursement system under AIS (MA) Rules, 1954, with additional benefits.
ii. While formulating the ‘cashless scheme’, the orders issued in the G.O.Ms.No.307,  GA (SC.X) Deptt., dated;18-07-2005 ; G.O.Ms.No.447, GA (SC.X) Deptt ., dated;11-07-2008; G.O.Ms. No.493, GA (SC.X) Deptt ., dated;19-1 0-2009; G.O.Ms.No.74,HM&FW (K1) Deptt., dated; 15-03-2005 and G.O.Ms.No.105, HM&FW (K1) Deptt., dated;09-4-2007, in so far as AIS Officers and Pensioners are concerned, may be cancelled .
6 The Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust has also reported that a representation has already been submitted by the AIS Pensioners’ Association, requesting for a ‘cashless health scheme’ for the AIS Pensioners and Family Pensioners. It is, therefore, for consideration whether ‘AIS Health Scheme’ may be formulated to provide cashless treatment to the All India Service (AIS) Officers borne on the cadre of Andhra Pradesh and working in connection with the affairs of the State and their dependents, the AIS pensioners of Andhra Pradesh Cadre and their dependents,
and the AIS family pensioners and their dependents, which will ipso facto replace the existing medical reimbursement system under AIS (MA) Rules, 1954. Simultaneously, the Government Orders on medical re-imbursement in so far as they relate to AIS Officers / Pensioners / Family Pensioners may also be cancelled.
7. Government, after careful examination of the matter, hereby constitute a
Committee with the following members to review and make appropriate
recommendation on the proposal of All India Services Health Scheme (AISHS) to provide Cashless treatment to the All India Service (AIS) Officers borne on the cadre of AP and working in connection with the affairs of the State & their dependents, the AIS pensioners of AP Cadre & their dependents, and the AIS family pensioners & their dependents,
1. Principal Secretary to Govt., H.M. & F.W. Department.
2. Principal Secretary to Govt., G.A. (GPM&AR) Department.
3. Principal Secretary to Govt., Finance (R&E) Department.
4. Vice Chancellor of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences.
5. Director of Medical Education, A.P., Hyderabad.
6. Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust -- Convener
8. The Committee is therefore requested to submit their recommendations on the proposal to Government.

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G.O.Rt.No. 888 ,      Dated 19.11.2012
As per Para 2-G(iii) to (v) of the G.O. 1st  read above and as per the U.O. Note 2nd read above and in supersession of orders issued in 4th read above, Sri B. Ramji, Assistant Secretary to Government and the Drawing & Disbursing Officer, Higher Education Department is nominated as Nodal Officer of the Higher Education Department in place of Sri K. Sasi Babu, Assistant Secretary to Government for the purpose of Health Cards to coordinate with the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Hyderabad with immediate effect. 

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Establishment – HM&FW Department - Employees Healthcare Fund Scheme – Beneficiary enrolment –Workshop for Nodal Officers - Nomination of Assistant
Secretary to Government as “Nodal Officer” for the HM&FW Department, A.P. Secretariat - Orders – Issued.
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HEALTH, MEDICAL & FAMILY WELFARE (OP.I) DEPARTMENT G.O.Rt.No. 1513 Dated:11-10-2012.
Read the following:- 1. G.O.Ms.No.186, M&FW(M2)Dept., dated 14.08.2012. 2. From General Administration (SW.II) Dept., U.O.Note No.17515/SW.II/A1/2012-4, dt.22.09.2012. O R D E R:
In the Government order 1st read above, orders were issued with regard to implementation of “Employees Health Care Fund Scheme” in Head of the Departments and A.P. Secretariat for enrolment of all employees under their control as well as the approval of applications by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers concerned. It was further requested therein that a Nodal officer be nominated for Employees Healthcare Fund to provide the information to Aarogyasri Health Care Trust as and when required.
2. In the circumstances, the Assistant Secretary (Drawing and Disbursing Officer), HM&FW Department is hereby nominated as Nodal Officer for the purpose of Health Cards to coordinate with the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Hyderabad and to attend the meetings and also for furnishing the employees data of HM&FW Department, A.P. Secretariat to the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust as and when required.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) K.R. KISHORE PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

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GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH ABSTRACT
Estt.-G.A.D.-Employees Healthcare Fund Scheme – Beneficiary enrolment – Workshop for Nodal Officers - Nomination of Asst.Secretary to Government
(Claims, I&PR & DDO) as Nodal Officer” for the General Administration Department - Orders – Issued.
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GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (OP.I) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Rt.No. 4201 Dated:11.9.2012. Read the following:-
1.G.O.Ms.No.186, HM&FW(K1)Dept., dated 14.08.2012.
2.U.O.Note No.17515/SW.II/A1/2012-2, G.A. (SW.II) Deptt., dt.03.09.2012.  O R D E R :

In the Government order 1st read above, the Health Medical and Family Welfare Department have issued orders with regard to implementation of “Employees Health Care Fund Scheme” in HODs and in A.P. Secretariat for enrolment of all employees under
their control as well as the approval of applications by the DDOs concerned. It was further requested therein that a Nodal officer be nominated for EHF to provide the information to Aarogyasri Health Care Trust as and when required.

2. In the circumstances, the Assistant Secretary (Claims, I&PR & Drawing and Disbursing Officer), General Administration Department is hereby nominated as Nodal Officer to attend the meetings and also for furnishing the employees data to the Aarogyasri Health Care Trust as
and when required.

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Health Medical and Family Welfare Department – Aarogyasri Health Care Trust – Implementation of ‘Employees Health Care Fund Scheme’, EHF – Operational Guidelines – Orders – Issued.
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HEALTH, MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (M2) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No. 186                                                Dated: 14-08-2012.
Read the following:-
1.G.O.Rt.No.1049 HM&FW (M2) Dept., dated: 31-05- 2011.
2.G.O.Ms.No.329 HM&FW (M2) Dept., dated 10-11-2011.
3.From the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust Letter No.EHF/254/2012 dated 05-06-2012.
4.G.O.Ms.No.184, H.M. & F.W. (M2) Department, 
dated: 14-08-2012.<<0>>

ORDER:
In the G.O. 4th read above orders have been issued approving the ‘Employees Health Care Fund Scheme (EHF)’enlisting the salient features of the Scheme. It was also mentioned in the said G.O. that Government Orders on the Operational guidelines for concerned officers under the control of Director of Treasuries and Accounts (DTA), Pay and Accounts Officer (PAO), Secretary to Government Information Technology and Communications department (Secretary IT&C), Commissioner Civil  Supplies and Ex- Officio Secretary to Government (Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs), District Collectors and Heads of Departments (HoD) for enrolment of beneficiaries, and operation of the Scheme by the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust will be issued separately.

2. Government after careful examination, keeping in view the convenience of the beneficiaries under the scheme, the following orders are hereby issued.

A. ENROLMENT OF BENEFICIARIES

i.             Beneficiaries shall mean the categories of beneficiaries covered under 
       EHF.

ii.            AHCT will be the service provider and implementing agency; Heads of 
       Departments and District Collectors will be responsible for enrolment 
       of State Government employees, State Government pensioners and 
       their dependents.

iii.         All HoDs and District Collectors will ensure that the Drawing and 
       Disbursing Officers (DDOs) working under them as well as the District 
      Treasury Officers / Sub-Treasury Officers concerned shall follow the 
      process detailed below.

iv.      The information as available at present with the treasury offices under 
      HRMS with DTA will be utilised to the extent possible for enrolment.

v.  The data shall be collected in the HRMS Enrolment System (HRMS- 
       ES) application maintained by AHCT as a single point of contact for   
      the beneficiary. The web address will be provided separately by
     10-09-2012 for enrolment.

B. ROLE OF BENEFICIARY
i. Each beneficiary shall first register with Aadhar if not already registered,
   and obtain Aadhar number given at the time of enrolment.
    ii.The employees and pensioners shall submit their application through  
       e-form in the HRMS-ES portal application maintained by AHCT which         
       will be opened by 10-09-2012.
   iii.       Submission Process:
                   a. Login to the web portal which will be opened by 10-09-2012.

b. The employee code itself is the user ID and the password will be    
    provided to him by DDO. At the time of first login the employee   
    should change his password. It shall be particularly kept in mind
    that the password shall be confidential and the individual shall not  
    forget to change the password.

c. The employee shall select his department, location and office unit,
             designation, grade of pay scale, DDO etc. from the dropdown lists          
             in the application, submit the data, and attach the needed   
             documents.

         d. The employee/pensioner must furnish following while submitting
             the e-form.
               1) demographic data consistent with Service Register
               2) Digital copies of passport photos (ICAO compliant) of each             
                   beneficiary
               3) Aadhar number or Aadhar enrolment number
               4) Scanned copy of the first two pages of the Service Register          
                   (pages 1 and 2 of old service register form (or) pages 4 and 5  
                   of new service register form where name, date of birth and  
                   signature of office head are available)
               5) Scanned copy of Ration card if available  
                  Note: Computer illiterate employees/pensioners will approach     
                            the DDO/STO/APPO concerned directly with the  
                            aforementioned data/documents.
         e. (i)The employee shall take a printout and verify the accuracy of  
             data. If there are errors, the same shall be corrected. A signed print  
             out of the filled up application shall also be scanned and attached
             to the e-form. This shall be the selfdeclaration of the employee.
             (ii) The employee shall be responsible for furnishing correct details  
             of dependent family members in the online enrolment application.  
             Any false declarations will entail disciplinary action against the  
             employee.

         f. The e-form is then submitted. After submitting the application, the
             employee will not be able to make changes to the data.

        g. The application is automatically submitted to the DDO concerned.

        h. The employee has to submit the signed application in physical form     
            to the DDO duly signing the declaration.

C. ROLE OF THE CONCERNED DDO OF THE DEPARTMENT

         i. The DDO shall login with his user ID. He will be able to see the filled up
             application in the system.
        ii. DDO/STO/APPO shall submit the applications on behalf of computer          
            illiterate employees/pensioners.
       iii. The application data shall be verified with the office records and 
            approval will be given on the system. In case the data entered by the       
            employee is incorrect, the DDO will return the application to employee  
            within the system itself. At the time of acceptance or rejection of an 
           application by the DDO, the system will automatically generate an SMS 
           to the individual.
      iv. When the application is rejected by the DDO, the employee will be  
          able to edit and resubmit the same along with a fresh signed application.
      v.  In case of illiterate employees, the application form duly filled and  
           signed shall be directly submitted to the DDO. The DDO shall get the  
           data entry done in the presence of the employee. The photos shall also  
           be uploaded.
      vi. After the health cards are printed and received, the same will be 
           distributed to employees/pensioners. The card vendor will print and  
           supply the cards.
     vii. The DDO shall ensure that applications are properly scrutinised after
           comparing with the originals. Any improper scrutiny leading to ineligible
           persons being enrolled as employees/pensioners will entail disciplinary           
           action against the concerned DDO/STO/APPO for authenticating the  
           application.
           Note: The process stated above holds good for the pensioners also.  
                     For all the pensioners the Sub-Treasury Officer (STO)/Assistant  
                     Pension Payment Officer (APPO) will act as the DDO. Necessary 
                     validations shall be done by the STO/APPO concerned in the IT      
                     portal.

D. ROLE OF DIRECTOR OF TREASURIES AND ACCOUNTS (DTA)

        The responsibility of DTA is to provide the existing data relating to     
        employees, pensioners, and DDOs. DTA shall perform the following  
        duties.
          i. Forward all the updated data available in HRMS of DTA to AHCT      
             every two weeks.
         ii. Provide the list of all employees and pensioners’ data with their codes  
             as available with him to AHCT which will use these codes for enrolling  
             all the employees and pensioners.
        iii. Provide the list of all Drawing and Disbursing Officers data along with 
             their codes and departments to AHCT, which will be used for     
             authentication of any employee/pensioner by DDO.
        iv. Monthly deductions from individual employees/pensioners shall be 
             made, after implementation of the Scheme and funds shall be    
             transferred to AHCT as the Service Provider.

E. ROLE OF COMMISSIONER OF CIVIL SUPPLIES (CCS)/ SECRETARY IT&C
      The function of CCS shall be to register all beneficiaries under Aadhar.  
      CCS authorised to perform the following.
            i. Aadhar centres shall be put in place immediately at all district,  
               division and mandal levels for exclusive enrolment of the employees, 
               pensioners and their family members.
           ii. The Aadhar data consisting of the enrolled members' finger print 
               templates and image formats, shall be located in AP State Data 
               Centre, and transferred to AHCT servers in SDC every month.
           iii. Appoint a nodal officer to coordinate the aadhar registration at district 
                level, coordinate with AHCT, and liase with District Collectors.
           iv. There are around 45 lakh beneficiaries to be registered in the State.     
                For this purpose a detailed schedule shall be prepared and     
                communicated by the Secretary IT&C Dept., and the  
                Commissioner of Civil Supplies, immediately in order to complete 
                the registration by 20th October.

F. ROLE OF CEO-AHCT
       The functions of CEO-AHCT are to enroll all beneficiaries, issue health 
       cards, and provide cashless service under EHF. CEO-AHCT is 
        authorized to undertake the following duties/activities.
                i. Issue of Scheme guidelines
             a. Issue the detailed scheme guidelines based on these orders  
                 and update the same from time to time.
               ii. Empanelment of Hospitals:
             a.   Approve packages for listed therapies for cashless treatment      
                 of all diseases to the beneficiaries of the ‘Employees Health  
                 Care Fund Scheme’; while doing so, diseases that can  
                 normally be treated in Government Hospitals would be 
                 reserved for Government hospitals. For the treatment of 
                 diseases so selected, the Trust would directly implement the 
                 Scheme on the same lines on which the on-going Aarogyasri 
                 Health Scheme is being implemented.

            b.   CEO-AHCT will empanel additional hospitals after finalising  
                 the prices for listed therapies.
            c.   Pay appropriate honorarium or consultation fee to the Team of    
           doctors and other staff for preparing the medical and surgical 
           packages for the new Scheme, from time to time.
                     d. Enter into Service Agreements with the network hospitals.

             iii. Operation of the Scheme
          a.   Engage Staff with required skills and experience, finalise the  
         contractagreements with them, for vigilance, operations (pre                              
         authorisations and claims) and administration, required for 
         implementation of the EHS.
         b.   Engage specialist doctors for pre-authorization and claim
         processing of cases referred to it under the new Scheme on    
         payment on a per-case-basis.
         c.   Engage BPO companies for offering support services in order              
              to ensure a Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 12 hours for a  
             preauthorisation, 7 days for a claim settlement, and clearly  
             defined Turn around Times (TAT) for grievance redressal.
         d.   Establishment of office in the Andhra Pradesh MARKFED        
             building at Jambagh, M.J. Road, Hyderabad on turnkey basis to   
             commence the operations by the due date.
        e.   Appoint a nodal officer to coordinate with all stakeholders and    
        redress the grievances.
                  f. Provide cashless service to all beneficiaries holding a health  
                     card.
           iv. Deployment of IT infrastructure
                 a. A HRMS-ES will be put in place by AHCT as a single point of          
                     contact for the employee/pensioner for EHF. This application  
                     shall be modular, customizable and be able to be used by  
                    departments of Government at a later date. All the IPR and  
                    source code shall vest with Government without any limitations on 
                    use.
                b. Deploy the IT application required for the Employees Health      
                    Scheme.
                c. Deploy the IT infrastructure needed for the Scheme in State Data             
                    Centre as a private cloud duly integrating with the existing  
                    hardware infrastructure by the due date; and authorised to finalise    
                    the procurement and deployment through the existing vendor for 
                    this purpose in view of urgency and for reasons of compatibility 
                    with the existing technology.
               d. Engage vendor for issue of health cards to all the beneficiaries.

G. ROLE OF DISCTRICT COLLECTORS AND HoDs
          i. The District Collectors shall take necessary action to see that the           
             Aadhar registration, beneficiary enrolment, and card distribution is         
             completed. Nodal Officers at district level will be nominated for this  
             purpose.
        ii. The heads at district level of all departments, District Treasury Officers, 
            PAOs, and other staff shall be deployed by District Collectors as  
            needed.
       iii. All Heads of Departments at State level shall supervise the enrolment 
           of all employees under their control, as well as the approval of 
           applications by the DDOs concerned.
      iv. All HoDs shall nominate a nodal officer for EHF, provide authenticated  
           list of sanctioned posts under each DDO for all districts to AHCT (lists 
           of office units, categories of posts, number of posts, service etc.), and 
           also coordinate with District units, District Collectors and AHCT. Any  
           declaration of sanctioned posts not carrying sanction by appropriate 
           authority will entail disciplinary action against the HoD concerned.
       v. HoDs shall supervise the submission of applications by beneficiaries, 
           approval of applications and issue of cards by DDOs in their head    
           offices at Hyderabad exclusively.
      vi. IT Department will make all necessary arrangements at SDC for this 
           purpose vii. The due date for completion of enrolment and approval   
           shall be 20-10-2012.

3. The CEO-AHCT, Secretary IT&C, CCS, DTA, Heads of all Departments, PAO, District Collectors, and all eligible employees and pensioners shall take necessary further action in the matter accordingly.

4. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance (Expr. HM&FW.1) Dept. vide their U.O. No.7581/260/A1/Expr.M&H-1/2012, dated: 14-08-2012.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
MINNIE MATHEW,
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.

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GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT
Health Medical and Family Welfare – Aarogyasri Health Care Trust – Implementation of ‘Employees Health Care Fund Scheme (EHF) – Orders – Issued.
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HEALTH, MEDICAL AND FAMILY WELFARE (M2) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.184,                               Dated: 14-08-2012.
Read the following:-
1.G.O.Rt.No.1049 HM&FW (M2) Dept., dated: 31-05-2011.
2.G.O.Ms.No.329 HM&FW (M2) Dept dated 10-11-2011.
3.From the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust
Letter No.EHF/254/2012, dated 05-06-2012.
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ORDER:
The Government, have decided to provide comprehensive health care to all Government Employees, Pensioners, and their family members, on cashless basis, through an appropriate scheme in lieu of the present medical reimbursement system under ‘The Andhra Pradesh Integrated medical Attendance Rules, 1972 (APIMA Rules, 1972)’.
2. After holding a series of meetings with the Joint Action Committee of Employees, Pensioners Associations and A.P. Secretariat Employees’ Co-ordination Committee representatives, and based on the inputs received during these meetings, Government issued orders in the G.O. 1st read above constituting a Technical Committee headed by Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare and Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust (CEO-AHCT) as its Member-Convenor to analyse all aspects of the scheme
and make comprehensive recommendations for its effective implementation. In acceptance of the recommendations of the Technical Committee, orders were issued in the G.O. 2nd read above, constituting a State Level Committee (SLC) headed by Special Chief Secretary to Govt., HM&FW Dept., with eight (8) more official members, including CEO-AHCT as member-Convenor and the representatives of Services Associations, to examine the recommendations of the Technical Committee, and to offer recommendations on all the modalities to be adopted finally for launching of the Scheme.
3. The State Level Committee met on 22-11-2011, 19-01-2012 and on17-02-2012, and based on the decisions taken in the meetings, the CEO-AHCT submitted a ‘draft Scheme’ to Government vide his letter 3rd read above.
4. The salient features of the Scheme based on the earlier decisions were
discussed with the representatives of the various Services Associations on 03-08-2012 in the meeting convened by the Principal Secretary to Government, Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department and a consensus has been arrived at on the salient features of the Employees Health Care Fund Scheme (EHF) and on the ‘Operational guidelines
relating to the issue of Identity Cards to all the beneficiaries under the Scheme’.
5. Government, after careful examination of the matter, have decided to approve the ‘Employees Health Care Fund Scheme (EHF)’ and hereby issue the following orders for implementation of EHF.
i) AHCT will be the implementing agency as a service provider for the Scheme, initially for a period of two (2) years.
ii) The salient features of the Scheme are given in the annexure to this
Government Order. 
iii) A Steering Committee headed by the Chief Secretary will monitor the Scheme and review its implementation from time to time. Principal Secretary-Finance, Secretary(Services) GAD, Principal Secretary-Medical and Health,
Commissioner Family Welfare, Director of Medical Education, Director of Health and Family Welfare, Commissioner of APVVP, Director of Treasuries and Accounts, Pay and Accounts Officer, and representatives of employees and pensioners associations as identified by GAD Services Department will be members, and Chief Executive Officer-AHCT the member-convenor for this committee.

iv) Government Order on the Operational guidelines for concerned officers under the control of Director of Treasuries and Accounts (DTA), Pay and Accounts Officer (PAO), Secretary to Government-Information Technology and Communication  department (Secretary IT&C), Commissioner Civil Supplies and Ex-Officio Secretary to Government (Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs), District Collectors and Heads of Departments (HoD) for enrolment of beneficiaries, and operation of the Scheme by the Chief Executive Officer, Aarogyasri Health Care Trust will be issued separately.
v) The EHF will be jointly funded through monthly premium contribution by the State Government employees including the State Government pensioners to the extent of 40 percent, and Government to the extent of 60 percent. The CEO-AHCT will separately furnish the detailed estimates based on the fund forecast for this year.
vi) AHCT will ensure maximum coverage of employees and pensioners through the District Collectors and the HoDs concerned, so that EHF can be launched on 1st November 2012 for implementation of the Scheme in the entire State.

6. The Chief Executive Officer Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, Director of Treasuries and Accounts, Pay and Account Officer, District Collectors, Secretary IT&C, Commissioner Civil Supplies, and all Heads of Departments shall take necessary further action in the matter accordingly.

7. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance (Expr. M&H.1) Department vide their U.O. No.7581/260/A1/Expr.M&H-1/2012, dated: 14-08-2012.

(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
MINNIE MATHEW,
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.
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ANNEXURE to the G.O.Ms.No.184, HM&FW(M2) Dept. Dated: 14-08-2012
SALIENT FEATURES OF EMPLOYEES HEALTH CARE FUND SCHEME (EHF)
1) Employees Health Care Fund Scheme is intended to provide cashless treatment to all the State Government employees including the State Government pensioners, along with their dependent family members through a network of empanelled hospitals of Aarogyasri Health Care Trust, in lieu of the present medical reimbursement system under ‘The Andhra Pradesh Integrated medical Attendance Rules, 1972 (APIMA Rules, 1972)’.
2) Enrolment and Contribution are Compulsory. In cases where both the spouses are eligible employees/service pensioners, then enrolment and contribution by both is compulsory, and there shall be no duplication of dependent family members at the time of enrolment.
3) The scheme will provide treatment in Network Hospitals for all the listed
therapies. 
4) All diseases, including pre-existing diseases, will be covered from day one. The period from date of reporting to hospital up to 10 days from the date of discharge from the hospital shall be treated as part of the package, besides follow-up packages.
5) The sum insured is Rs.3.00 lakhs per family per annum on floater basis. Orders in respect of the monthly premium contribution will be issued separately. The ward entitlement will be as per the existing APIMA Rules, 1972.
6) The following will constitute the family.
(i) Parents (either adoptive or biological, but not both);
(ii) One legally wedded wife and her dependent parents in case of a male
employee/ service pensioner;
(iii) Husband and his dependent parents in case of a female employee/ service pensioner; and
(iv) Wholly dependent legitimate children (including step children and adopted
children).
7) Dependency will have the following meaning.
i) In case of parents, those who are dependent on the employee for their
livelihood;
ii) In case of unemployed daughters, those who are unmarried or widowed or
divorced or deserted; and
iii) In case of unemployed sons, those who are below the age of 25 years or
disabled with a disability which renders them unfit for employment.
8) The categories of beneficiaries covered under EHF will cease to be covered under the APIMA rules upon commencement of EHF.

9) The categories of beneficiaries covered under EHF at present is given in table below.

BENEFICIARY CATEGORIES

Sl.No. Name of Category of beneficiaries covered under EHF at present

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I. SERVING

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1 All regular State Government Employees.

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2 Provincialised Employees of local bodies

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II. RETIRED

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1 All service pensioners
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2 Family pensioners without dependents
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3 Re-employed service pensioners
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III. EXCLUDED BENEFICIARIES
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1 Those who are covered for the listed therapies under other Insurance
Schemes such as CGHS, ESIS, Railways, RTC, Arogyabhadratha of Police
Department
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2 Law Officers (Advocates General, State Prosecutors, State Counsels,
Government Pleaders and Public Prosecutors)
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3 Dependents of Family Pensioners
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4 Casual and daily paid workers
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5 Biological parents if adopted parents exist
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6 All independent children
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7 All AIS officers and pensioners who opt for CGHS
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Note: Orders regarding those categories not covered here but listed under
APIMA rules will be issued separately.
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                                                        MINNIE MATHEW,
                                          CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
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