Imprest Money Hike in CGHS Wellness Centres

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has issued an Office Memorandum regarding the increase in imprest money in CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme) Wellness Centres. Imprest money refers to a specific amount of cash provided to meet day-to-day expenses and contingencies.

The memorandum states that Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) have been facing difficulties in maintaining CGHS Wellness Centres due to rising costs. In response to requests for an increase in imprest money, the competent authority has approved an increment from the current amount of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 10,000. This increase will enable CMOs to handle recurring and non-recurring expenses without delays. There is no upper limit on the imprest money that can be spent per year.

Increase in Imprest Money in CGHS Wellness Centres

F No 11/58/2017/MCTC/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

CGHS Bhawan, RK Puram sector-13
New Delhi 110 066
Dated the 7th June, 2023

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Increase in Imprest Money in CGHS Wellness Centres-regarding

With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to OM No G 27023/1/89/CGHS-II/CGHS(P) dated the 11th January, 2011 vide which Imprest money in CGHS Wellness Centres was last revised. Over a period of time, in view of escalating costs, Chief Medial Officers are finding it difficult to meet the minimum basic expenditure to keep the CGHS Wellness Centre in good working condition. Requests were received that the amount of Imprest Money needs to be increased to a reasonable level so that day to day contingency expenditures could be handled without any delay.

  1. The matter has been examined in consultation with Integrated Finance Division and the under signed is directed to convey the approval of competent Authority to increase the Imprest Money from the present Rs.5,000 to Rs.10,000(Rupees Ten thousand only) to meet the contingent expenditure (both recurring and non-recurring) by the Chief Medical Officers in each Wellness Centre, Polyclinic, and subordinate offices. There shall be no upper limit on the Imprest Money Spent per annum.
  2. The Imprest Money for meeting contingency expenditure (both recurring and non-recurring) by Additional Directors CGHS of Cities/Zones shall continue to be Rs.20,000/-(Rupees Twenty thousand only). There shall be no upper limit on the Imprest Money spent per annum.
  3. Additional Directors shall ensure that imprest bill submitted by a CMO I/C or unit head is recouped and sent to the Wellness Centre in a timely manner.
  4. These instructions take effect from the date of issue of the Office memorandum.
  5. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, vide Dy No CD No.561 dated 29.5.2023.

(Dr. Manoj Jain)
Director, CGHS

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