Sunday, August 5, 2012

CGHS latest orders

Posted: 04 Aug 2012 06:50 PM PDT

Issue of Individual CGHS Plastic Cards to all (Retired and Existing) beneficiaries

It has been decided by the office of PCDA Bangalore, to Issue Individual Plastic Card to all CGHS beneficiaries from 1st August 2012 by CGHS Koramangala, Bangalore. In this connection, the guidelines on Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to each CGHS beneficiary (serving and retired) are revised as follows:

1) CGHS Cards shall be issued only to the eligible Central Government Employees whose place of residence is situated within the coverage area of CGHS.

2) Requisition for CGHS shall be prepared in duplicate in Form “A”.

3) Requisitions for CGHS Cards shall be accompanied by two copies of recent 3X5 cm size individual photographs of all the family members of the government employee. One set of the photograph shall be signed on the back by the concerned beneficiary & enclosed with the application form.

4) Requisitions shall be sent along with two copies of the challan as on Form ‘C’ duly filled in.

5) On the occurrence of death, CGHS Cards issued to the government employee shall be withdrawn for cancellation.

6) In case of change in entitlement for CGHS facilities, the Government employee shall enclose the CGHS Card(s) with the application for Issuing new card(s) with the revised entitlement.

7) In case of mutilation, the mutilated card shall be enclosed with the application along with the challan in token of payment of the prescribed charges for issuing a new card.

8) Duplicate Cards may be issued on payment of prescribed fee with details of lost / misplaced cards.

9) The plastic cards issued by CGHS shall be valid for a period of five years from the date of issue. The validity period shall also be indicated on the card.

Health Ministry Orders...

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

No.S.11011/1/2012-CGHS (P)
Dated the 27th June, 2012


Sub: Guidelines to be followed by Ministries/Departments while referring cases to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on CGHS matters — reg.

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) was introduced in 1954 to provide comprehensive medical care for serving/retired Central Government employees and their family members. Instructions have been issued from time to time to regulate this medical facility to ensure that Ministries and Departments of Government of India including the CGHS beneficiaries have a clear idea on different aspects of CGHS.

2. Various instructions on eligibility, dependency, CGHS contributions, issue of CGHS cards, medical advance, settlement of medical claims and medical facilities provided under CGHS have been issued. These instructions are by no means exhaustive but an effort has been made to ensure that most cases are settled at the beneficiary’s own Ministry / Department.

3. Despite issuing a number of guidelines on settlement of reimbursement claims and delegation of powers for referral and approval cases, it has been observed that cases are being referred to this Ministry in a routine manner without adequate examination. Instances of cases have come to notice where despite the lack of documentary evidence, cases have been recommended and referred to this Ministry for examination, with or without the approval of the concerned Joint Secretary/Head of Department.

4. In such cases, it becomes difficult to examine the legitimacy of the claims and much time and effort is spent in collating and verifying the facts of the case.  Accordingly, it is impressed upon all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India to ensure that cases are examined thoroughly as per the CGHS guidelines and instructions. If any clarification on CGHS policy matter/relaxation of rules is required, the Administrative Ministry / Department may, if they are satisfied with the justification/merit of the case, refer it to this Ministry with the specific recommendation of the concerned Joint Secretary /Head of Department along with all supporting documents.

5. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary & Director General (CGHS).

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Posted: 30 Jul 2012 04:47 AM PDT

NEW DELNI 110108

No: F.No. 1-32/2012-13/CGHS/MSD/IMP 

Dated the 24th July, 2012


Subject: Distribution of Life Saving Medicines/Anti Cancer Medicines to CGHS beneficiaries in NCR towns at Wellness Center level

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that the Ministry has been receiving requests from CGHS beneficiaries residing in the NCR towns of NOIDA, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad, for providing the delivery of life saving medicines / anti cancer medicines at the CGHS Wellness Centre level as against the present system in which these are provided at the Medical Store Depot (MSD). Gole Market, New Delhi. In view of the hardships faced by the CGHS beneficiaries in collecting the
 above medicines, it has been considered sympathetically by the Ministry and it has now been decided to arrange delivery of the life saving drugs and anti cancer drugs to the CGHS beneficiaries in the above cities at the CGHS Wellness Centre level.

The life saving medicines and anti cancer medicines will be deliveredat the Wellness Centre by the supplier between 11AM to 1 PM on third day of placing the indent. The beneficiaries can collect their indented medicines from the Wellness Centre accordingly. In case of emergency they can also collect medicines from Medical Store Depot (MSD), Gole Market, New Delhi, itself on the next working day after due confirmation from the Medical Store Depot (MSD).

(V.P .Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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