Issue of life time CGHS Card to BSNL Pensioners – CIRCULAR No 186 – DOT

Life time CGHS Card to BSNL Pensioners

No. 4-12(12)/2018-PAT
भारत सरकार/Government of India
संचार मंत्रालय/Ministry of Communications
दूरसंचार विभाग/Department of Telecommunications

1120, Sanchar Bhawan,
20 Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001.
Dated: 24.05.2022


Subject: Issue of life time CGHS Card to BSNL Pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of Department of Health & Family Welfare’s OM No. S.11011/2/2022-EHS dated 06.04.2022 on the subject cited above for information and necessary action.

Encl: As above.

Phone: 2303 6245

File No. s. 11011/2/2022-EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
(EHS Section)

Dated, the 6th April, 2022
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.


Subject: Issue of life time CGHS Card to BSNL pensioners.

The matter regarding issue of life time CGHS card to BSNL pensioners who had deposited CGHS contribution before switching over to the health scheme of BSNL and are desirous of switching over again to CGHS was under examination in the Ministry for quite some time past.

2. It has now been decided that BSNL pensioners who draw their pension from Central Civil Estimates are entitled for CGHS facilities. In case of their switch over again to CGHS from the health scheme of BSNL, they are required to pay subscription at the prevalent rates only for the balance period for life time membership i.e. the number of years for which subscription was already paid by them to CGHS before being switched over to BSNL health scheme, will be deducted from the ten-year subscription period. However, the option of payment of subscription at prevalent rate on annual basis will continue to be available to them for the balance period and the life time CGHS card will be issued on completion of payment of subscription for the total period of ten years.

3. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Rajender Kumar)
Under Secretary to Govt. of India



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