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Medical bill rising, ministry plans to shift to health insurance scheme: Indian Express News

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The health ministry has moved a proposal for ending the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in its current form and moving to an insurance-based scheme — the Central Government Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme (CGEPHIS) — in an apparent attempt to cut costs.
Instead of the government directly paying the medical bills of CGHS beneficiaries, the new scheme will be implemented through insurance companies registered with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority and selected through bidding.
Currently, under CGHS, government employees pay Rs 6,000 annually as fixed medical allowance (FMA). The new FMA for beneficiaries is yet to be calculated. While the government’s actual financial commitment will depend on bids and the new FMA, the ministry is working on a presumptive figure of Rs 14,000 per family, which works out to approximately Rs 1,000 crore annually.

The scheme will cover medical expenses up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year. Beyond that, the insurer w…

RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES,

DateRBE NoLetter No.Subject16.12.2013132/2013E(W)2013/PS 5-1/7Grant of full sets of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) after 20 years of Railway Service.22.04.201335/2013E(W)2009/PS 5-1/30Entitlement for travel in Duronto Express trains in non ACaccommodation i.e. SL & 2S classes.01.03.201320/2013E(W)2000/PS 5-1/30Validity of Duty/Privilege/Post Retirement Complementary Passes (PRCP) in Duronto Express Trains.02.04.201247/2012No.E(W)2000/PS 5-1/10Revised Pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs- Reckoning of running allowance in case of running staff.26.03.201241/2012No.E(W)2007/PS 5-1/9Extending the validity of full/half sets of Privilege Passes, Post Retirement Complimentary Passes, Widow Passes and Privilege Ticket Orders (PTOs21.03.201237/2012No.E(W)2009/PS 5-1/30Validity of Duty Passes for travel in Duronto Express Trains.13.10.2011145/2011No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38Revised pay limits for entitlement of School Pass, SchoolCard Pass and Residential Card Pass.14.03.201135/…