Government of the Punjab, Higher Education Commission has issued Notification No. SO (BUDGET) MRI/2014 dated 18th April 2014 in connection with Reimbursement of Expenditures Incurred on Medical Treatment of Employees (And their dependants) of Higher Education Department. This Notification is for the Reimbursement of Medical Charges for Higher Education Department Employees.
According to the Notification No. PA/DA (Budget)/Misc/2014 dated 15th April 2014, It is stated that the employees of the Higher Education Department are entitled for re-imbursement of expenditure incurred on themselves and their dependants (Father, Mother, Husband, Wife, Son, and Daughter) for indoor treatment from the Medical Facility/Hospital of Punjab Government. Further they are also covered for re-imbursement of expenditures incurred on outdoor treatment of fifteen chronic diseases as notified by Finance Department vide letter No. FDSR-1-1-78/2010 dated 3rd December 2012.
It is further directed to state that in order to provide the equitable access to all the employees for medical treatment, Higher Education Department has decided that funds for medical charges will be marked under one block of “Reimbursement of Medical Charges” and will be disbursed at the time of sanction/approval of expenditures at the level of Administrative Department. This decision will take effect from July 1st 2014 during next financial year 2014-2015.
For the sake of convenience, the applicants are also advised to follow the following instructions before submission of their claims of reimbursement of expenditure incurred on indoor treatment or outdoor medical treatment (for fifteen diseases).
- The claim should be supported with referral certificate (Medical Docket) issued from the office of the controlling officer in respect of medical facility/hospital. Prescription shall be signed by the relevant consultant and countersigned by the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital.
- Vouchers of medicine purchase shall be verified by the hospital pharmacist and countersigned by the MS of the concerned hospital.
- Medical reimbursement claim shall be supported by Non-Availability Certificate (NAC) issued by hospital pharmacist and countersigned by the MS of that hospital.
- If the reimbursable expenditures increase the limit of Rs. 100,000/- then the claim should be supported with the report of the Special Medical Board (SMB). The board shall be headed by the MS of the District Headquarter Hospital or Tertiary Care Hospital as the case may be and report will be issued by name stamp of board members with designation and qualification.
The applicant will submit his/her case through proper channel with the request for sanction of expenditures and provision of funds to Secretary Higher Education department from 1st of July to 30th April of each financial year. Sanctioned amount of funds will be provided in respect of the applicant through authenticated orders of Finance Department.
Special Thanks to Mr. Ali Raza for proving the information in this regard.