Complaints Against Company Supplying ECHS Smart Cards
A complaint against Score Information Technology Limited (SITL), nominated for supplying smart card / software, was received from the Director (Operations & Coordination) of Central Organisation Ex Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) in September 2011 regarding an attempt to bribe him for obtaining a favourable feedback on the performance of the Company.
A show Cause Notice was issued to the Company in October 2011. This issue was examined and was brought to the notice of Adjutant General and Vice Chief of Army Staff by the Managing Director, ECHS. The Contract of SITL has been terminated on 31st May 2015 and it is no longer associated with ECHS. An enquiry was conducted by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also regarding various complaints, including regarding cost of card of ECHS. As per the CBI report, no irregularity could be attributed to the ECHS officials. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShrimatiViplove Thakurin Rajya Sabha today.