Dulloo chairs maiden governing body meeting of JKESIS
Jammu, Mar 16: Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo Monday chaired the maiden meeting of the Governing Body of Jammu and Kashmir Employees State Insurance Society (JKESIS).
The meeting was
attended by Commissioner Secretary, Labour and Employment, Saurabh Bhagat,
Labour Commissioner, Abdul Rashid War and other officers.
The meeting was
held with regard to the registration and finalization of Memorandum of
Association and Rules and Regulations of J&K Employees State Insurance
Atal Dulloo, who
is also the Chairman of the Governing Body of JKESIS, directed the officials to
go through proper procedure while dealing with the registration and
finalization of the rules and regulations.
It is pertinent
to mention that government vide order No. 18-L&E of 2020 dated 12-02-2020
had accorded sanction to the formation of Society under the Employees State
Insurance Act, 1948 to be called as J&K Employees State Insurance Society.
meeting, several decisions were taken with regard to the constitution of
committee to make rules, bye laws and operational guidelines for conduct of
The meeting also
discussed pending MRC claims and drugs and dressings and the inclusion of
employers and employees representation in the governing body of JKESIS as
nominated by the chairman.
gave an introduction about the JKESIS and said that under the Employees State
Insurance Act 1948, Employees State Insurance Corporation was established at
national level to provide health benefits. It is medical cum insurance scheme
based on monthly fixed premium for employees of covered units which protects
their interests in uncertain events and situation such as temporary or
permanent physical disability, sickness maternity, injury during employment.
The scheme provides both cash benefits as well as health care benefits.
It was informed
in the meeting that health care benefits are being provided in the ESIC
hospital Bari Brahmana and eight dispensaries managed by the government.
Further, there are 20 empanelled hospitals and other centers in J&K where
the treatment is also provided to the insured persons and their dependencies
free of cost.