Government of West Bengal
Writer’s Building, Kolkata-1.
No. 1313-J/JD/L/2S-23/04(Pt.-1), Dated the 17th March, 2006.
From: Shri S.K. Chakraborty, Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal.
To: The Sr. Accountant General (A & E), Treasury Building, Kolkata-700001.
Sub: Admissibility of medical facilities to the serving and retired Judicial Officers of the West Bengal Judicial Service.
I am directed to say that in supersession of all previous circulars issued regarding medical facilities of all serving judicial officers and in partial modification of Memo No. 10771-F dt. 29.11.2004 the Governor has been pleased to grand the following medical facilities to both the serving and retired Judicial Officers of the West Bengal Judicial Service:-
I. All serving and retired judicial Officers shall get medical allowances @ Rs.100 per mensem.
II. The serving and retired Judicial Officers and Members of their family shall be given medical benefits that are provided to the members of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly subject to the following conditions:-
i. That such medical facilities shall be available if the same is rendered by Government Hospitals and dispensary that all Government Hospitals, District Hospitals and Sub-Divisional Hospitals and Hospitals at Block Levels run by the State or West Bengal or in any Private Hospital or Nursing Home to be notified later on.
ii. That such Judicial Officers shall be entitled to claim expenses incurred by them for the medical attendance and the treatment obtained by them and their family members in such notified Hospitals/Dispensaries.
The expenses shall be inclusive of the charges for accommodation in the place where such treatment is taken.
iii. That such Judicial Officers shall be entitled to reimbursement of the expenses incurred by them or for their family members for the medical attendance and treatment obtained by them or for their family members for the in any place other than in a hospital or dispensary maintained by the Stage Government and other than the hospitals or dispensary maintained by the State Government, to the same extent as they are entitled to under the rules for reimbursement of expenses incurred by them for medical attendance and treatment obtained in the notified Hospital or Dispensary. Expenses shall be inclusive of charges for accommodation.
iv. There should not be any restriction on reimbursement except to the extent of inpatient room entitlement. Further, there should not be any ceiling on reimbursement of expenditure on expensive treatment like kidney transplant, open heart surgery etc; full reimbursement of actual expenses should be allowed.
v. All District Judge, Chief Judge, City Civil Court, Calcutta, Chief Judge, City Sessions Court, Calcutta, Registrar General, High Court, Calcutta and the Heads of the department in which Judicial Officers are on deputation should be notified as the competent authority for passing the bill for reimbursement of medical attendance and expenses of Judicial Officers under him and in case of District Judges, the High Court should be the sanctioning authority.
vi. All claims of reimbursement of the expenses incurred by Judicial Officers for themselves or for their family members should be accompanied by an “Essentiality Certificate” issued by the Authorized Medical Attendant with the ills for reimbursement, supported by the prescription and vouchers or cash memos.
vii. Judicial officers shall be entitled to advances to meet the medical expenses for treatment up to 80% of the estimate and the balance to be paid after approving the bill when it is produced.
This order is issued in compliance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 06-12-2005 read with order dated 07-02-2006 passed in Writ Petition (Civil) No.1022 of 1989 and with the concurrence of the Finance Department vide their U.O. No.1095 Group ‘P’ (Service) dt. 16.03.2006.
Secy. to the Govt. of West Bengal.