Government of Mizoram
Health & Family Welfare Department

Dated Aizawl the 4th June 1997


No.G.11012/7/93-HFW dt. 4thJune’97 : stated that whereas the State Government is of
the opinion to make set of rules for granting financial assistance in the form of Grant-in –Aid
to a person having no employment under the Government, Public Sector undertaking or
under any local bodies may qualify to receive the grand suffering from fell disease as
specified below, the Governor of Mizoram is pleased to make the following rules namely:

1. Short Titlement and Commencement:
These rules may be called the Mizoram Health & Family Welfare (Grant-in-Aid to
indigent Schedule Tribes and Scheduled Castes patients suffering from fell diseases)
Rules 1997.They shall come into force with effect from the date of its publication in the Mizoram
2.Definitions: In these rules, unless the context other wise requires:
“Department” means the Health & Family Welfare Department.
“Director” means the Director of Health Services, Mizoram.
“Fell disease’ means Chronic, debilating illness such as Tuberculosis, Cancer,
Leprosy, Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Lung Disease, Monoplague, Homoplague,
Quadriplague, Paraplague, Mental Cases, Amputae (excluding fingers and toes),
Blindness and other serious illness duly certified as such by Medical Examination
Board from time to time.
3.Eligibility: Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes persons permanently residing within the
State of Mizoram none of whose family members are Government employees and whose
family income from all sources do not exceed Rs.2000/- per month and suffering from fell
diseases are eligible to receive the grant.
4.Authenticity and mode of applying: The application shall be forwarded by Medical Officer
i/c of the locality. The authenticity of the residence of the person shall have to be certified by
the Village Council President and Block Development Officer concerned and the Medical
Board shall examine the patient and issue certificate according to.
5. Mode of payment of the Grant-in-Aid:
The grant-in-aid shall be given in cash or by means of Bank Draft.
The grant-in-aid shall be made subject to the availability of found and cannot be
claimed as a matter of right.
6. Rate per head: The amount of grant-in-aid shall be limited to actual cost of treatment and fare
as per cheapest route available subject to the maximum of Rs.2500/- per head.
7. Sanctioning Authority: The Government shall be the sanctioning authority of the grant-in-
aid. On the recommendation of the Medical Boards, the Director of the concerned Medical
Officer having the powers of the drawing & disbursing shall draw the grant-in-aid and
disburse it to the applicant.
8. Maintaining of Account: Proper accounts will be maintained by the Director or the District
Chief Medical Officer and shall maintain the following documents in this regard namely:
* A suitable register of sanction where relevant information shall be entered.
* A receipt (in suitable proforma) from the person/patient receiving the said grant with
full name and address.
* A register in which full details relating to payment including voucher number and
date along with the Bank Draft number and date.