Cabinet approves air ambulance service for judges, family

Chandigarh, February 17: The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Sunday decided to provide the facility of air ambulance to serving/retired High Court Judges and their dependents.

It has been decided to accordingly amend Rule 2 (3)(v)(a) of Punjab Services (Medical Attendance) Rule, 1940, which covers Punjab government employees, said an official spokesperson. Employees of the High Court including High Court Judges, who have adopted Punjab government rules, are provided medical reimbursement by UT Administration, Chandigarh.

Notably, during a meeting in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on January 28, 2019, the Chief Justice and other Judges had sought amendment to the Punjab Services (Medical Attendance) Rule, 1940, for providing facility of air ambulance in case of emergency to sitting and retired Judges and their dependents.

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