ECHS SMART CARD

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ECHS SMART CARD

1. Attached please find the “Instructions for online application for ECHS Smart Cards” issued by ECHS. Please await the formal announcement of launching the same till the month of Dec 17. You are requested to go through this document to understand what all needs to be done to get the new Smart Card.

2. Salient Features of New Smart Card . The salient features of new ECHS Smart Card are appended below:-

(a) The physical submission of application for ECHS Smart Card has been done away with.

(b) ECHS beneficiaries can now apply online for Smart Card without visiting Regional Centres.

(c) The payment for Smart Card will also be done through online mode with options using Net Banking, Debit / Credit Card, Wallet Payments.

(d) The information regarding movement of online application till receipt of Smart Card from Station Headquarters will be intimated to beneficiaries through SMS updates.

(e) The new Smart Card is of the capacity of 64 Kb which can store vital information of the beneficiaries including their Medical History, Referral History, Medicine Issue Logs etc.

(f) In the new system, Kiosks are being deployed at ECHS Polyclinics which offers Biometric/Aadhaar/mobile based Authentication of beneficiaries, Selection of option for desired services through touch screen, Printing of Medical Slip/authentication slip and also helps in Queue Management.

(g) In the new system, Identification cum Authentication Terminals (ICAT) are being deployed at HCOs which also offers Biometric/Aadhaar/mobile based Authentication of beneficiaries.

3. Priority for issue of new ECHS Smart Cards . The following order of priority will be followed for issue of new ECHS Smart Cards.

(a) Future Retiree.

(b) Temporary Slip Holders.

(c) 16 Kb Card Holders.

(d) 32 Kb Card Holders.

(e) Any Other Category.

4. Mentioning of Aadhaar Card number , PAN number , mobile number and e-mail address is mandatory. Mention mobile number accessible to you to receive SMS updates regarding Smart Card . This mobile number will also be utilised for generating SMS alerts for updating on the claim status. This mobile number should be used for all ECHS related transactions.

5. 16KB Cards will stop working in the new system with effect from 01 Sep 2018. Applying for new 64 KB cards for 32 KB Cards holders is optional till the year 2020. However, they can also apply to get the benefits of new Smart Card. (Note:- For ease of understanding, the 16 KB Card or Old Card has all the dependents photos on the reverse of the primary member’s Card. The 32 KB card or the Upgraded card has only the beneficiary’s photo for each member and no additional photos on the reverse of the primary card)

5. Please inform all Veterans of the importance of having an e-mail address and mobile phone. Most information concerning the veterans are being disseminated through e-mails. All Air Veterans who are not members of the AFA, need to be told of this development. They may be persuaded to join the AFA so that they do not miss out on important communications affecting them.

Please visit given link for more details on instruction: http://echs.gov.in/img/Smartcard/Instructions%20Ver%201.0%20Final.pdf

Instructions for Online application for ECHS Smart Card 2

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