TO : ALL JUDGES
AND CLERKS OF COURT OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURTS, SHARI'A DISTRICT
METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL
TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS AND SHARI'A CIRCUIT COURTS
SUBJECT : CREATION
OF AND MEMBERSHIP IN THE SUPREME COURT HEALTH AND WELFARE PLAN
The Supreme Court
En Banc by a Resolution dated August 18, 1998 in
Matter No. 98-8-01-SC, created and put in the maximum amounts of
for major surgical operation or medical case; P30,000
for minor surgical operation or medical case and P10,000.00
for dental and optical needs. Burial aid in the amount of P20,000.00
is also provided for. An Ad Hoc Committee created by Chief
Andres R. Narvasa through Administrative Order No. 1-98-SC has been
as the Interim Board of Directors and administering body of the Plan.
The officers and
employees as well as the Judges of the lower courts are included in the
Plan. The initial funding will be sourced from savings generated from
for the Supreme Court and the Judiciary Development Fund. Subsequent
will come from the same sources in per quarter contributions and from
members who shall be required to contribute monthly the amount of Fifty
[P50.00] Pesos to be deducted from their paychecks.
The Interim Board
of Directors has decided to implement the Plan for the lower courts
January 1999 in order to give the Judges, officers and employees enough
time to file their membership information papers which shall also serve
as the authorization for the monthly payroll deduction. Only those who
have filed their membership information papers can avail themselves of
the benefits under the Plan.
Attached are the
rules on membership in the Plan; the form of membership information and
authorization sheet; the rules on the health and burial benefits; the
for application for benefits under the Plan and the list of
for such application. This circular and its attachments shall be posted
prominently in the workplace and the forms should be recopied for
to the employees of the court.
the requirements listed in the rules on benefits are the requirements
the application for benefits shall be subscribed and sworn to by the
or his/her representative before the President/Acting Judge of the
in which the applicant is employed at the time of illness or death; and
that in cases of major surgical operation or medical case and minor
operation or medical case, the application for leave of absence during
the illness, signed by the Presidig/Acting Judge, shall be appended to
the application for benefits.
and forwarding to the Office of Administrative Services of the OCA of
Membership Information and Authorization sheet of those joining the
in time for its implementation in January 1999 is hereby directed.
October 15, 1998.