employment opportunities for ESM. DGR has signed a MoU with Confederation of Indian
      Industries (CII) towards this end.
      Schemes for Self Employment
      Coal Transportation Schemes and Tipper Attachment: This scheme has been re-energised by
      issue of new MoU and guidelines in July 2014.
      Company Owned Company Operated Retail Outlets: In accordance with the policy guidelines
      issued by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, DGR sponsors officers for management of
      Retail Outlets of IOCL, BPCL and HPCL all over India under the Company Owned Company
      Operated (COCO) Schemes.
      Gopaljee Dairy and Fresh Farm: The scheme aims at providing self-employment to JCOs/ ORs
      in the National Capital Region (NCR).
      Management of CNG Stations by ESM in NCR: The scope of the scheme has been extended to
      cover entire NCR to include Noida, Faridabad and Gurugram.
      Allotment of Army Surplus Class V ‘B’ Vehicles: Ex Servicemen and widows of Defence
      personnel, who died while in service, are eligible to apply for allotment of Army Surplus Class V
      ‘B’ Vehicles. 75 ESM were registered with DGR during the year.
      Oil Product Agencies Scheme: In accordance with the Policy guidelines issued by the Ministry of
      Petroleum & Natural Gas/Oil Company, DGR is mandated to issue eligibility certificates for
      allotment of oil product agencies under the 8 per cent defence quota.
      Healthcare
      Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme: Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme
      (ECHS) was launched in 2003. The Scheme was expanded in October 2010. ECHS aims to
      provide quality healthcare to Ex-Servicemen (ESM) and their dependents through a network of
      ECHS Polyclinics, Service medical facilities and civil empanelled/ Government hospitals spread
      across the country. The Scheme has been structured on the lines of Central Government Health
      Scheme (CGHS) and is financed by the Government of India. Endeavour is to ensure cashless
      treatment by utilising the empanelled hospitals for the veterans and their dependents.
           ECHS Polyclinics are designed to provide ‘Out Patient Care’ that includes consultations,
      essential investigation and provision of medicines. Specialised consultations, investigations and
      ‘In Patient Care’ (Hospitalisation) is provided through spare capacity available in service
      hospitals, all Government hospitals and also through civil medical facilities empanelled with
      ECHS.
      Central Organisation: At the apex level is the Central Organisation, ECHS located in Delhi,
      which functions under the Chiefs of Staff Committee through the Adjutant General in the
      Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army). The Central Organisation is headed by a
      serving Major General. Executive control of ECHS is vested with Department of Ex-Servicemen
      Welfare.
      ECHS Toll-Free Helpline: ECHS Toll free Helpline has been made available for all ECHS
      members at 1800-114-115 for resolving queries on membership, treatment and employment. The
      service is available from Monday to Friday on all working days from 0900-1700 hours.
      ECHS Website: All information regarding ECHS, including list of empanelled facilities, forms