ECHS

Guidelines for Fresh ECHS Card

Check List For ECHS Membership

  1. Completed Application form in two copies (Original + one photocopy).  Application form is available in website echs.gov.in  (Home / Downloads / ECHS membership & upgradation form / ECHS form for membership Rev 2015).
  1. Three Photographs (one to be pasted on original application form, one for temporary slip and one with file).
  1. Affidavit on Rs 10/- Non Judicial Stamp Paper duly attested by Notary.  Format given at  website echs.gov.in (Home / Downloads / ECHS membership &upgradation form / ECHS form for membership (Rev 2015) / Page No 5 of Detailed General Instructions.)
  1. Certificate from Bank disbursing pension. Format given at website  echs.gov.in (Home / Downloads / ECHS membership & upgradation form / ECHS form for membership (Rev 2015) / Page No 7 of Detailed General Instructions.)
  2. Photocopy of PPO.  (Photocopy self attested).
  1. Photocopy of discharge certificate. (Photocopy self attested).
  1.  Demand draft (for smart card) Rs -135/- per card in favour of RC ECHS.  (Presently DD is not required till further instructions).
  1. If a Veteran has retired between 01 Jan 1996 to 31 Mar 2004 (both dates included): One copy of MRO in original to be attached with the application).  Format given at website echs.gov.in (Home / Downloads / ECHS membership & upgradation form / ECHS form for membership (Rev 2015) / Page No 6 of Detailed General Instructions.)

Verification of Application 

The documents  will be verified as  below:-
(a)     Retirees/Dependents: Photographs of pers proceeding on retirement  and their dependents to be attested/verified by CO/OC units.
(b)  ESM and Dependents. Photographs of ESM and dependents to be attested/verified by Stn HQs/ECHS Cells.

 Certificate from Bank/DPDO for Pre-2004 Retirees

  1. ECHS beneficiaries, who have retired prior to 2004 and apply for ECHS Smart Card should submit a DPDO/Banker’s certificate reflecting the stoppage of FMA.
  1. To avoid any anomalies, only computer generated pension payment slip reflecting the stoppage of FMA will be accepted.  Hand written DPDO/Banker’s Certificate will not be accepted.

Authority: Central Organisation ECHS letter No. B/49711/AG/ECHS dt 13 Feb 2013.

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