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.
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
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
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