Calcutta Port Trust
Employees' (Medical Attendance and Treatment) Regulations, 1989.
CHAPTER - I
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 28 read with Section 124 of
the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963(Act 38 of 1963) the Board on Trustees of
the Port of Calcutta hereby makes the following regulations, namely :-
Calcutta Port Trust Employees' (Medical Attendance and Treatment)
Regulation 1 -
Short Title. - These regulations may be called the Calcutta Port Trust
Employees' (Medical Attendance and Treatment) Regulations, 1989.
Regulation 2 - Extent
of Application.- These Regulations except those contained in Chapter VI
shall apply to all the employees of the Board of Trustees for the Port of
Calcutta who are in whole time employment of the Board of Trustees for the
Port of Calcutta when they are on duty, leave or foreign service in India
or when under suspension. Regulations contained in Chapter VI (i.e.
Regulations 16,17, 18 and 19) shall apply to retired employees.
Regulations do not apply to :-
(i) Employees of the Board of
Trustees for the Port of Calcutta who are on leave or deputation
(ii) These Regulations
apply to :-
(a) Employees of the Board of Trustees for the
Port of Calcutta on their re- employment under the service of the Board of
Trustees for the Port of Calcutta, irrespective of the service to which
they belonged at the time of retirement ;
(b) A probationer.
but the coverage will be available only to the Apprentices/Trainees and
not to family.
employee of other organization while on deputation under the Board unless
otherwise contained in the terms of deputation.
In regard to medical concessions, the employees of the Board of Trustees
for the Port of Calcutta while on deputation will be governed by the
Regulations of the borrowing organizations. The borrowing organizations
may, however, if they so desire, apply the Regulations of the Board of
Trustees for the Port of Calcutta to such deputationists.
NOTE: 3. -
The concessions granted under these Regulations to employees of the Board
of Trustees for the Port of Calcutta are applicable to their families as
well, subject to such conditions or exceptions, as specified in these
- In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires :-
"Board" shall mean the Board of
Trustees for the Port of Calcutta.
"Chairman" shall mean the Chairman
for the time being of the Board of Trustees for the Port of Calcutta.
"Deputy Chairman" shall mean
the Deputy Chairman for the time being of the Board of Trustees for the
Port of Calcutta.
Attendant" shall mean the Chief Medical Officer or the Chief
Physician, Chief Surgeon or Medical Superintendent, a Senior Medical
Officer or a Medical Officer under the employ of the Board as may be
nominated by the Chief Medical Officer for the purpose of attendance on
and treatment of employees and their dependent family members.
"Chief Medical Officer"
shall mean the Board's Chief Medical Officer/Medical Officer in charge of
the Board's Hospital at Haldia/ any other Medical Officer authorized
in his behalf.
shall mean the Hospitals or Dispensaries maintained by the Board.
"Nurse" shall mean
a qualified Nurse holding a certificate or diploma registered under the
State Medical Faculty.
Doctor" shall mean a registered medical practitioner in the
Allopathic/ Ayurvedic / Unani./ Homoeopathic and any other indigenous
systems of medicine.
"Public Hospital". shall mean a Govt. Hospital or a Govt .aided
Hospital or Hospital of Public Sector undertaking.
Attendance in relation to an authorized medical attendant shall mean
attendance in the Board's Hospital or
Dispensaries to which he is attached or at the residence of the Board's
employees, including such pathological, bacteriological, radiological or
other methods of examination for the purpose of diagnosis as are available
in the Board's Hospital or Dispensaries and are considered necessary by
the Authorized Medical Attendant. It also includes such
consultation with a Specialist, as the Chief Medical Officer
certifies to be necessary to such extent and in such a manner as the
Specialist may, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer determine.
1. - Where
a patient after being cured of a particular illness develops a
"fresh" illness and consults the same physician, that
consultation should be regarded as a "fresh consultation" and
may be charged at full rates.
Where a patient consults the same physician in regard to super-imposition
of another disease during the course of treatment for one disease, that
consultation should be regarded as a "fresh consultation" and
charged for at full rates.
"Patient" shall mean a Board's employee to
whom these Regulations apply and who has fallen ill.
"Hospital Charges" shall mean
the actual amount of charges realised by a Public Hospital from an
employee for treatment in the in-patient ward including accommodation
charge/nursing charges/attendance fees, Doctor's fees/Specialist's fees
and nursing charges/attendant and charges for various medical
investigations, cost of life saving appliances, cost of oxygen, blood,
saline or other drips as may be necessary.
"Nursing Home Charges" shall mean the actual amount of
charges realised by the Nursing Home from an employee for accommodation,
Doctor's fees/Specialist's fees and nursing charges/attendant fees,
operation charges, charges for various medical investigations, cost of
life saving appliances and cost of oxygen, blood, saline or other drips as
may be necessary.
shall mean the use of all medical and surgical facilities available at the
Board's Hospital in which the employee is treated and includes:
The employment of such pathological,
bacteriological, radiological or other methods as are considered necessary
by the authorised medical attendant.
The supply of such medicines,
vaccines, sera or other therapeutic substances, as are ordinarily
available in the Board's Hospital.
Supply of such medicines,
vaccines, sera or other therapeutic substances not ordinarily so
available, as the authorised medical attendant may certify in writing to
be essential for the recovery of the patient or for the prevention of
serious deterioration in the condition of the patient except the items
mentioned below, namely :
Preparations which are not
medicines but are primarily foods, tonics, toilet preparations or
Expensive drugs, tonics, laxatives
or other elegant and proprietary preparations for which drugs of equal
therapeutic value are available,
Such accommodation as is
ordinarily provided in the Hospital,
Such nursing as is ordinarily
provided to inpatients in the Board's Hospitals.
1.- Charges for
an attendant (including an Ayah) are not reimbursable under these
NOTE:- 2. - In
serious cases private nurses/attendants may be engaged in hospitals or
nursing homes with the prior approval of the Chief Medical Officer. It is,
however, open to the Chief Medical Officer, if he is satisfied, to give
his approval subsequent to engagement in emergent cases. The cost of
engagement of private nurses/attendants will be borne by the Board to the
extent as provided for in Regulation 1. (c) (d) provided such engagement
is certified by the Chief Medical Officer.
Chapter - II - Extent of Medical Facilities
Regulation - 4.
- Facilities or Medical Attendance.-
An employee shall
be entitled, free of charge to medical attendance by the authorised
Employees, irrespective of whether they live
in Board's quarters or not, either at Calcutta or Haldia shall be entitled
to receive medical attendance and treatment at their residence from
private doctor of their choice if the illness is so severe that the
patient cannot go to any of the Board's hospitals or dispensaries. In case
of any doubt as regards severity of the illness, the decision of the Chief
Medical Officer shall be final. The actual fee of a private doctor subject
to a maximum of Rs.50/- per day or as may be revised from time to time by
the Board shall on certification by the Chief Medical Officer shall be
reimbursed by the Board. Cost of treatment including cost of medical
investigation will be reimbursed subject to ceilings under Regulation 11
on certification by the Chief Medical Officer. Cost of medicines shall be
reimbursed in full.
Where an employee himself is suffering
from an illness, which does not necessitate absence from duty, he shall
attend at the out-patients' Ward of the Board's Hospitals or
5- Facilities of Medical Treatment -
An employee of the Board
shall be entitled free of charge, to treatment -
At any of the Board's Hospitals/Dispensaries. Admission to the in-patient
ward shall be restricted to the employees but members of their families
may also be admitted, subject to the availability of beds. The testing and
treatment of ambulatory eye cases, treatment of ambulatory dental cases
and the treatment of ambulatory ear, nose and throat cases shall be done
at the Board's Hospitals.
Where Specialist Doctor's services are not available, on certification
from the Chief Medical Officer reimbursement of the cost of treatment and
that of medical investigations will be admissible subject to the ceilings
under Regulation 11. The cost of medicines will be reimbursed in full.
Where an employee himself is suffering from an illness which does not
necessitate absence from duty he shall attend at the out=patients' ward of
the Board's hospitals or dispensaries for treatment.
Regulation - 6.
- Facilities of medical attendance and treatment
during official tour etc.-
An employee who falls sick while on leave
shall be entitled to medical attendance and medical treatment to the same
extent as he would have been entitled to had he fallen sick while on duty
provided the employee continues to live at the place from where he attends
employee while on official tour or while on leave for availing of
Leave Travel Concession shall be entitled to reimbursement of expenses for
treatment in a Nursing Home /Private hospital including the cost of
medical investigations subject to the limits as laid down under Regulation
11 and on certification by the Chief Medical Officer. The cost of
medicines in such cases shall be reimbursed in full. If the employee is
admitted to a Public hospital, reimbursement of medical expenses for
treatment shall also be made in full".
Regulation - 7 - Admission to a
Nursing Home/Paying Bed or a Cabin in a Public Hospital - An employee may
be admitted to a Nursing Home or a Paying Bed or a Cabin in Public
Hospital in following cases :-
Where the admission of an
employee into a Nursing Home or into paying bed or a Cabin in a Public
Hospital is initiated by the Chief Medical Officer in view of lack of
adequate facilities in Board's Hospitals.
admission is initiated by the employee himself or his family members
but with the prior approval of the Chief Medical Officer.
admission is initiated by the employee or his family members in an
emergency and the Chief Medical Officer subsequently certifies that
such admission was necessary is order to save the life of the patient.
The cost of treatment including that of medical investigations in such
cases shall be reimbursed subject to the ceilings laid down under
Regulation 11 and on certification by the Chief Medical Officer. The cost
of medicines shall be reimbursed in full.
Diet charges paid to hospitals and TB
Sanatoria etc. by the employees and members of their families during the
course of their indoor treatment should be reimbursed in full where the
basic pay of the employee is not more than Rs.3230/- per month.
Diet charges should be
regulated as follows :-
Where the flat charge made by the
hospital includes (1) diet (2) accommodation, (3) or ordinary nursing,
and (4) medical and surgical services, 20% of the flat charges will be reckoned
as diet charges; and
Where the flat charge
made by the hospital includes(1) diet, (2) accommodation, (3) ordinary
nursing only, but not, charges for medical and surgical services, 50% of
the flat charge will be reckoned as diet charge.
Regulation - 8.-
Reference to Specialists. - With the prior approval
in writing of the Chief Medical Officer, a patient may be referred
to a Specialist if in his opinion the disease is so serious or of such a
special nature that consultation and/or treatment by a Specialist is
necessary. If the patient is too ill to travel, the Specialist may be
called in to attend the patient at the latter's residence. A memo will be
issued by the Chief Medical officer which should be returned to him duly
countersigned by the Head of the Department when claiming recoupment of
the Specialists fees. The Chief Medical Officer may require the patient to
appear before him during the course of the treatment under the Specialist
and if he/she fails to do so except on valid grounds, reimbursement of the
expenses incurred shall not be made.
The decision of the Chief Medical Officer as regards the selection of
Specialist shall be final.
Chapter - III- Concession of Medical attendance and treatment for families
of the Board's employees.
-9.-Medical Attendance and Treatment for families of the
Board's employees.- Families of the Boar's employees are entitled to
medical attendance and/or treatment on the scale and conditions allowed to
the Board's employee himself as enumerated in Chapter/II.
1. - The provision of this Regulation apply mutatis mutandis for
female employees of the Board also.
2. - The authorized medical attendant of the family of an
employee is the same as the authorized medical attendant of an employee.
- 10.- Definition of the term 'Family'.-
'Family' for the purpose of the Calcutta Port Trust Employees' 1989 shall
mean an employee's wife or husband, as the case may be and parents,
children and step children not over 28 years of age and unmarried
daughters wholly dependent upon the employee.
(i) The term 'Family' does not include any other
dependent relations, such as brother, sister, widowed sister etc. The term
'parents' does not include 'step parents'.
(ii) The term 'children' shall include children adopted
(iii) The term 'wife' includes more than one wife.
(iv) A family member shall be regarded as "wholly
dependent" on an employee if his/her total recurring monthly
income from all sources does not exceed Rs.250 per month subject to
revision of the same by the Chairman from time to time. The declaration
regarding the income of wholly dependent family members shall be furnished
by the employee concerned once in the beginning of each calendar year.
(v) A female employee will be given the choice to
include either her own parents or her parents-in-law for the purpose of
availing of the benefits of the medical concession under these regulations
provided such parents/parents-in-law are wholly dependent on her and are
residing with her.
(b) The husband or wife of the employee, as the
case may be, employed in the State Government or in the Defence / Railway
services or Corporation/Bodies financed partly or wholly by the Central or
the State Government, local bodies and private organizations, which
provide medical services would be entitled to choose either the facilities
under the Calcutta Port Trust Employees' (Medical Attendance and
Treatment) Regulations, 1989 or the medical facilities provided by the organization
in which he/she is employed.
(c) In a case where both husband and wife
are Board's employees, they as well as the eligible dependants may be
allowed to avail of the medical concession according to his/her status.
For this purpose, they should furnish to their respective Heads of
Departments a joint declaration as to who will prefer the claim for
reimbursement of medical expenses incurred on the medical attendance and
treatment in respect of wife, husband and the children. The above
declaration shall be submitted in duplicate and a copy shall be forwarded
to the Accounts Department. This declaration shall remain in force till
such time it is revised on the express request in writing by both the
husband and the wife, e.g. in the event of promotion, transfer,
resignation etc. of either of the two. In the absence of such a joint
declaration, the medical concessions shall be availed of by the wife and
the children according to the status of the husband.
Chapter IV - Extent of reimbursement and procedure for submitting claim
- Reimbursement. - (A) All medicines including saline or any
kind of drip, blood, oxygen and life-saving appliances including
pace-maker and pulse generator, items like blood transfusion set,
artificial hearing aids, artificial electronic larynx, Orthopaedic
implants, dressing material, crepe bandage, disposable syringe and ancillary
charges prescribed by the Board's Medical Officer or by Specialists
consulted on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer, shall be supplied
free of cost by the Board. Any such item not supplied by the Board and
prescribed by a private doctor under Sub-regulation (ii) of Regulation 4
and by the Nursing Home or the Public Hospital authorities, where patient
has been admitted with the approval of the Chief Medical Officer may be
purchased and the Board, shall, on certification by the Chief Medical
Officer reimburse the cost in full. Cost of boots and artificial
appliances for patients suffering from Polio may be reimbursed for a
maximum of limit of three times in respect of an individual during the
entire service period of an employee. Similarly, on certification of the
Chief Medical Officer all types of artificial appliances required in
deserving cases including those required for persons physically
handicapped shall also be reimbursed. Cost of artificial hearing aids may
be reimbursed. In case of artificial hearing aids, payment should be made
direct to supply agency and not to employee concerned. Medical expenses
incurred for the treatment of correction of Squint (eye) shall be
reimbursed. in case of doubts, disputes or differences of opinion arising
out of any of the above matters, the opinion of Chief Medical Officer
shall be final.
An employee of
the Board and his/her dependant members of family as defined in regulation
10 may be provided with pace-maker and replacement of its pulse generator as
required on certification by the Chief Medical Officer. But the payment of
initial supply of heart Pace-maker as well as replacement of the pulse
generator shall in all cases be made direct to the supplying agency and
not direct to the employee concerned.
(B) The actual fees of the private doctor subject to
maximum of Rs.50/- per day or such amount as may be sanctioned by the
Board from time to time will be reimbursed under Sub-Regulation (ii) of
(C) Extent to which the Board shall bear the
expenditure incurred by employees :
All employees will be reimbursed to the extent as shown below in respect
of the following expenditure provided the same was incurred with the
approval of the Chief Medical Officer and provided further the claim
to such reimbursement is supported by requisite vouchers :-
(a) Hospital charges at the rates charged by a Public
(b) (i) Reimbursement of Nursing Home
charges would be made in full is cases where there is no facility for such
treatment in CPT Hospital and/or cases are of so emergent nature that
shifting of the patient to CPT Hospital may endanger the life of the
patient. Full reimbursement will also be allowed in case of an employee
injured on duty. In all these cases reimbursement will be made on the
certification by the Chief Medical Officer.
(ii) In other eligible cases the
reimbursement of Nursing Home charges would be made as shown below :-
Accommodation charge-upto Rs.150 per day in
full and for amount exceeding Rs.150 per day , 2/3rd of the excess amount.
Cost of medicines supplied by the Nursing Home
including those purchased from outside-Full reimbursement as per
certification by the Chief Medical Officer.
Operation cost - 2/3rd of the
Operation Theatre Charge - Full cost.
Medical investigation charge (including
professional fees for Cardiac Catheterisation)-Full cost.
Cost of life saving appliances
2/3rd of the total cost.
Doctor's fees/Specialist's fees-As
admissible under Regulations 11 (B) and 11(C) (c).
fees-As admissible under Regulation 11 (C) (d).
Cost of Blood, Saline or other
drips - As admissible Regulation 11 (A).
(c) Specialist's fees subject to a
ceiling of Rs.150
per visit. In case of injury on duty, however, specialist's fees shall be reimbursable
NOTE: - Where the employee, who is entitled to receive treatment
from a private doctor of his choice under the regulations, calls in a
specialist without the prior approval of the Chief Medical Officer, the
Specialist shall be treated as a general physician and the reimbursement
of the cost of fees of the Specialist will be reimbursed to the extent as
provided for under Regulation 11 (B).
Private nurse's /
Attendant's fee/charges not exceeding Rs150 per shift for engagement
of a private nurse and Rs.30 per shift for engagement of a private
attendant or such amount as may be fixed by the Board may be reimbursed as
recommended by the Chief Medical Officer. If a private Nurse/Attendant is
engaged for a period exceeding two weeks, the special sanction of the
Chairman or Deputy Chairman will be required to the reimbursement of the
(e) Charges for medical
investigation carried out by the outside Doctors and Institutions, shall
be reimbursed on the certification of the Chief Medical Officer.
of the cost of Intra Ocular lens implantation charges to the employees and
their dependent eligible family members -
The actual cost of Intra Ocular lens implantation and treatment thereto
will be re-imbursed in full if undertaken in Government Hospital and the
actual cost or Rs. 6,500.00 whichever is less will be re-imbursed if the
treatment is under taken at private recognized hospitals where such
facilities are available. The cost of spectacles if any, will not be re-imbursed
in such cases.
(g) Expenses incurred for surgery and post - operative
treatment of the donor of the kidney to the employees or their family
members will be reimbursed subject to certification of the treatment by
the Chief Medical Officer. TA of the donor may be admissible as in case of
accompanying person at the rates applicable to the recipient employee of
(D) Extension of time limit for submission of medical
Claims for reimbursement of medical expenses most be preferred by an
employee within 6 months from the date of completion of treatment. The
Chairman or the Deputy Chairman may extend this time - limit in individual
cases depending on he merits of the case.
For treatment of the employees in cases of serious diseases like
cadaver kidney transplantation, by-pass surgery, bone-marrow
transplant, operative correction of high myopia cases, etc.
which involve substantial expenditure, advance upto 80% of the expenditure
as estimated by the Chief Medical Officer may be granted with the
approval of the Chairman/Dy. Chairman. The advance so granted will
be adjusted against the claim for re-imbursement which has to be submitted
within one month after the treatment is over, failing which the advance
will be recovered in suitable installments as may be decided by the
Ambulance facility. - The Board's ambulances may be
supplied free to convey non ambulatory and emergent cases from the
residences of employees where such employees reside in the areas/Board's
quarters as mentioned in regulation 4(ii) or places of work of the
employees to the nearest public hospital or to any of the Board's
hospitals or dispensaries, as the case may be.
Ambulance will not be supplied to convey any patient from the hospital to
his/her residence or to convey any patient to and from the Hospital as a
part of routine treatment.
Reimbursement of bills relating to injury on duty. -
the case of employees injured on duty all expenses incurred in connection
with the medical treatment of such employees inclusive of the cost
of false denture, spectacles, artificial limbs and allied appliances may
be reimbursed on the recommendation of the Chief Medical
Procedure to be adopted by an employee for obtaining reimbursement
of medical expenditure. - (1) Claims from reimbursement shall be submitted
by the employees in the prescribed form to their Sectional Officers duly
supported by the following vouchers within six months from the date of
completion of treatment :
i) Vouchers for purchase of medicines
Purchase orders endorsed on
prescriptions by the Board's Medical Officer.
Purchase of proprietary medicines and
injections must be vouch safed by submission printed cash memo or
bill in proper form.
Each prescription for mixture and/or powder should should
contain the number as recorded in the prescription register of the
dispensary from where supplies have been obtained.
Cross reference of prescriptions of private
physicians or purchase orders given on the prescriptions of the Board's
Medical Officers should be given in the relative cash memo, i.e. each item
of a cash memo should be linked up with the relative prescription or
(ii) For hospital charges :-
Hospital bill and receipt for
Hospital admission and discharge
The Chief Medical Officer's
written permission for admission.
(iii) For Nursing Home charges :-
Nursing Home bill and
The Chief Medical
Officer's written permission for admission in a Nursing Home.
Bill and receipt
for pathological, bacteriological and radiological examination and cost of
(iv) For Specialist's fees :-
Medical Officer's memo for reference to a Specialist.
(v) For private Doctor's
on the Doctor's letterhead showing dates of visit.
Certificate of severity of illness stating particulars of disease.
Receipt for fee for injections, and
receipt for pathological, bacteriological and radiological examinations.
written instructions of the Board's Medical Officer.
(vi) For private
nurse/attendant's fees -
Private nurse/Attendant's bill and receipt.
Written instruction of the Chief Medical
On receipt of a claim, the Sectional Officer concerned will note down the
relevant details in the medical bill register maintained in his section
and thereafter forward the claims to the Chief Medical Officer excepting
the cases where treatment has been done by Board's Medical Officer with an
endorsement indicating whether the employee was on leave or not, during
the period of treatment. The Chief Medical Officer will, after necessary
scrutiny, certify whether the treatment is in order and also whether
the medicines prescribed are admissible. He will then pass the claim on to
the Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts Officer. In the latter's
office, the claims will be further checked with relevant vouchers and seen
whether they are in accordance with the provisions of the Regulations. The
amount to be reimbursed to the employee will then be calculated and a bill
will be passed by the Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts Officer
with due intimation to the Section concerned for the issue of a pay
order in favour of the employee. Appropriate medical bill registers will
be maintained in the offices of the Chief Medical Officer and
the Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts Officer.
In the case of treatment of
an employee or his dependant family members by Board's Medical Officer,
claims for re-imbursement of medical expenses will be submitted by the
concerned employee in the prescribed form to his Sectional Officer with
supporting prescriptions and vouchers, etc. After recording the
relevant details in the Medical Bill Register maintained in the section,
the concerned officer will forward the claim along with supporting
documents to the Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts Officer with
supporting prescriptions and the employee after necessary processing. For
the purpose of this Regulation, "Financial Adviser & Chief
Accounts Officer" shall mean the Manager (Finance) so far as Haldia
Dock Complex is concerned.
(2) If a bill is
lost in transit.
The Sectional Officer shall certify the amount
of the bill, when the bill was actually forwarded to the Chief Medical
Officer, whether any pay order has been issued in favour of the applicant
in respect of that bill and other relevant particulars for purpose.
The Chief Medical Officer shall certify
whether the bill was received by his department, whether the bill was
examined by any of his Officers and whether any adverse or otherwise
remarks were given on the bill, and
The Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts
Officer shall certify whether such a bill was passed for payment by his
department or not. After the necessary certificates are received from the
Chief Medical Officer and the Financial Adviser & Chief
Accounts Officer, a duplicate bill with or without duplicate vouchers
shall be sent by the Sectional Officer along with those certificates
to the Secretary through the Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts
Officer for obtaining the sanction of Chairman or Deputy Chairman to the
payment in part or full, as the case may be.
CHAPTER V - Exclusion of certain diseases and treatment
Regulation-15-Exclusion of certain diseases and treatment. - The following
diseases and treatment are excluded from the scope of these regulations.
Childbirth and conditions arising out of or directly attributable to
pregnancy and child birth excepting for the employee posted at Haldia and
having upto two children.
diseases requiring segregation viz., Cholera, Small Pox, Plague, Tetanus.
Expenses incurred for treatment of infectious diseases at ID Hospital may
be reimbursed subject to approval of the Chief Medical Officer. Acute
Anterior Poliomyelitis and cases of Diphtheria may be treated only if hospitalization
in the relevant wards of any of the Public Hospitals cannot be
Diseases which are
attributable to intemperate habits and conduct of the patient.
NOTE: 1 -
The employees are entitled to anti-tuberculosis
treatment at Board's Hospital and Dispensaries as earmarked by the
Chief medical Officer and they may also avail of provisions of indoor
treatment at K.S.Roy Hospital, Tuberculosis Relief Association or at any
other Institution where a number of beds are being maintained by the
For the eligible dependant family members, anti-tuberculosis treatment is
normally provided at CPT Hospital (Outdoor) and Dock Hospital Chest Clinic
(Outdoor). But the Chief Medical Officer may also refer those cases to
Government Institutions/Hospitals/Clinics for treatment.
(2) In case of any doubt or
difference of opinion in respect of any of the above matters, the opinion
of the Chief Medical Officer shall be final.
Medical Facilities to retired employees
Regulation-16-Medical facilities to retired employees/employees who have
proceeded on leave preparatory to retirement. - (1) The employees who have
retired or proceeded on leave preparatory to retirement after rendering
service under the Board for at least five years will be entitled to avail
of certain restricted contributory medical benefits on their own option
and on payment of the prescribed fees. Such medical benefits will cover
only the individual retired employee himself/herself, the employee on
leave preparatory to retirement and his wife/her husband (hereinafter
called the patient).
(2) The patient will have to make a
declaration in writing that he/she and his/her wife/husband propose to
avail of the benefits on voluntary basis and will be willing to pay such
monthly amount as may be prescribed from time to time. It will be open to
the patient to declare that he/she alone and not his/her wife/husband will
avail of the benefit. If at any time and such patient wishes to withdraw subsequently. he/she
may do so only from the end of that current financial year. In the
event of death of the patient, his wife/her husband may at her/his option
continue to avail of the facilities on payment of the prescribed
contribution. Widows of employees dying in harness may also be
permitted to avail of these medical benefits on payment of the prescribed
(3) The benefits will be limited to
treatment at the out-patients' Departments of the Board's hospitals and
Dispensaries in the same manner as regular employees of the Port are
treated there. Costly and patent medicines will not be supplied to the
patients, nor will the cost of medicines which may have to be
purchased by them on the Board's Medical Officers' prescription be
reimbursed by the Board.
(4) Specialised treatment
including laboratory and X-ray facilities in Board's Hospitals and
Dispensaries may also be provided to the extent possible on payment of
specific charges as may be prescribed from time to time.
Contribution will have to be made for the benefits on the following basis
Retired Class IV employees - Rs. 2 per month.
Retired Class III employees - Rs. 4 per month.
Retired Class II employees - Rs. 6 per month.
Retired Class I employees - Rs. 8 per month.
Only half the above amounts will be payable if the patient avails of the
facilities for himself/herself and not for his/her wife/husband.
These rates may be modified by the Board at their discretion from time to
time. The modified rates will ordinarily be brought into effect from 1st
April next following modification.
Procedure - The persons opting for medical facilities under Regulation
16 shall apply to the Chairman/Deputy Chairman through their
respective Heads of Departments/Heads of Divisions in which they
were employed before retirement/before they proceeded on leave preparatory
The Board may prescribe a form of application for the purpose.
The persons concerned may be required to take a suitable identity card
from the Board for which a charge of Rs.2 or such rate as prescribed by
the Chairman will be recoverable. The identity card will have to be
surrendered to the Board when any of the persons availing of these
benefits wishes to withdraw from it. If the Identity Cards are lost,
duplicate will be issued only on payment of Rs. 5 or such amount as may be
prescribed by the Chairman.
The persons concerned will have to make payment of their contribution in
advance for six months at a time.
The Board will have the discretion to suspend or discontinue or modify the
benefits at any time.
If any question arises about the scope of these benefits or
interpretation of any of the above clauses, the decision of the Chairman
shall be final.
Regulation - 18 - Facilities for extending medical benefits to retired
employees/employees on heave preparatory to retirement (Indoor Treatment).
- The facilities for providing indoor medical benefits to the retired
employees should be contributory and that employees opting for it should
make a monthly contribution at a rate to be decided upon by the Board
throughout their entire service, i.e. from the date of appointment
till their retirement or for 25 years. which is higher. Employees who are
already in service and are on the verge of retirement may also be allowed
to opt for the facilities provided they are willing to make a lump
sum contribution at the rate as may be decided upon by the Board for their
entire service period or for 25 years whichever is higher.
Regulation - 19 -
Continuance of medical treatment
beyond the date of superannuation of an employee.- The Chief medical
Officer may continue the treatment of an employee upto three months beyond
the date of superannuation or the date on which an employee proceeds on
leave preparatory to retirement without approval of the Chairman or
Deputy Chairman and he shall take the approval of the Chairman or Deputy
Chairman within the said period of three months if he finds it necessary
to continue the treatment beyond that period.
Regulation - 20-Decision of the Chairman shall be final. -
specifically provided for otherwise, the decision of the Chairman on all
questions arising out of these regulations shall be final. He may
disallow payment of any claim for recoupment of medical expenses under these regulations
if he considers that there is an element of doubt regarding the
genuineness of the claim. Notwithstanding any thing contained
hereinbefore, the Board may, at his discretion, relax any of the
regulations mentioned in deserving cases.
Regulation - 21-Repeal
and Savings-(1)On the commencement of
these regulation , every rule, regulation, resolution or order in force
immediately before such commencement shall, in so far as it provides for
any of the matters contained in these regulations, cease to operate.
(2) Notwithstanding such cessation of operation, anything
done or any action taken under the old rule, resolution or order
shall be deemed to have been done or taken under the corresponding
provisions of these regulations.
NOTE: The Calcutta Port Trust Employees' (Medical
Attendance & Treatment) Regulations, 1989 were sanctioned by the
Government vide GSR 610(E) dated 9th June, 1989 and published in the
Gazette of India (Extraordinary) dated 9th June, 1989. The 1st Amendment
Regulations have been sanctioned by the Government and published in the
"Gazette of India vide G.S.R. No.633(E) dated 28th September, 1993.
The Second Amendment Regulations have been sanctioned by the
Government and published in the Gazette of India vide G.S.R. No.169(E)
dated 3rd April, 1998. The third Amendment Regulations have been
sanctioned by the Government and published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary
vide GSR No.431(E) dated 13th June 2001.
YOGENDRA NARAIN , Jt. Secy.