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Revised Financial Power for Sanctioning Cost of Medical Treatment, 2022

December 16, 2022

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Medical Cell, Writers Building

No. 136-F(MED)WB Dated:- 08/07/2022

ORDER

Sub: Revision of financial power for sanctioning of reimbursement claims for medical treatment and attendance under West Bengal Health Scheme

The financial power to sanction reimbursement claims for medical attendance and treatment to the beneficiaries under WBHS has been defined and circulated vide Finance Department Notification Nos. 9-F(MED)WB dated 25.02.2019 and 19-F(MED)WB dated 15.02.2022. Subsequently, it has been felt necessary for further revision of the exiting limit to speed up the reimbursement cases as well as lessening the burden of upper tiers of the sanctioning authorities.

In supersession of all previous orders in this connection, the Governor has now been pleased to revise the financial power for different tiers of sanctioning authorities to sanction reimbursement claims under this Scheme in the manner and subject to limit/ ceiling stated below:

Sl. No. Government Office First numerical digit of HoO Code as per WBIFMS Sanctioning Authority in WBHS Portal For purely reimbursement treatment For cashless IPD treatment along with that IPD related OPD treatment
Admissible amount of IPD and related OPD of that IPD treatment. Admissible amount of Only OPD as mentioned in Clause 7(1) and (2)
A B C D E F G
1 Secretariat Office of an Administrative Department 1 Head of the Administrative Department or any authorized officer officiating not below the rank of Secretary with the Login Credential of the Head of the Administrative Department. Full Power Full Power
Any other Group-A officers performing the role of Delegated Approver (Reimbursement) in WBHS Portal. 250000/- 25000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD claim up to Rs. 250000/-
2 Directorate Offices under the Administrative Department 2 Head of the Directorate. 200000/- 20000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD claim up to Rs. 200000/-
Any other Group-A officers performing the role of Delegated Approver (Reimbursement) in WBHS Portal. 150000/- 15000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD claim up to Rs. 150000/-
3 Regional Level Offices 3 Office of the Divisional Commissioner for IAS and WBCS (Exe) officers within the Division. Full power Full Power
Head of the Regional / Divisional Commissioner offices (other than IAS and WBCS (Exe) officers within the Division). 100000/- 10000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD claim up to Rs. 100000/-
Any other Group-A officers performing the role of Delegated Approver (Reimbursement) in WBHS Portal. 50000/- 5000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD claim up to Rs. 50000/-
4 District Level Offices 4 Head of the District level offices. 100000/- 10000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD claim up to Rs. 100000/-
Any other Group-A officers performing the role of Delegated Approver (Reimbursement) in WBHS Portal. 50000/- 5000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD cost up to Rs. 50000/-
5 All Other Offices (Sub- Division and Block level) 5 and 6 Head of Offices 50000/- 5000/- Full power as per admissible amount of CARC. IPD related admissible OPD claim up to Rs. 50000/-

This order will come into effect from the date of issuance.

This has the approval of Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Govt. of West Bengal.

Aloke Kumar Mukherjee, WBA & AS
Joint Secretary, Finance Department
Government of West Bengal

No. 136-F dated 08.07.2022, Source

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