New Option to Avail CGHS Benefits for Parents and Parents-in-law

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, has issued an Office Memorandum dated July, 2023, with reference to a previous memorandum from 1987. The new memorandum grants Central Government employees the option to choose between availing Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) benefits for either their parents or parents-in-law.

This choice applies to both male and female employees, subject to conditions of dependence and residence being met. The new provision expands the definition of ‘Family’ for CGHS benefits and supersedes all previous memorandums on this matter. The memorandum aims to provide more flexibility and convenience for Central Government employees in availing health benefits under the CGHS scheme.

Option for Central Government Employees to avail CGHS benefits either for their Parents or Parents -in-law

H.11020/2/2023-EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate of CGHS

CGHS Bhawan, RK Puram
Sector-13, New Delhi
Dated July, 2023.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Option for Central Government Employees to avail CGHS benefits either for their Parents or Parents -in-law – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office memorandum No. 4(1)-18/63-H, dated 03.03.1987, issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, whereby a female Central Government employee was given the choice to include either her parents or parents-in-law for the purpose of availing the benefits under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) subject to the conditions of dependence and residence, etc., being satisfied.

  1. The matter has been reviewed and the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of Competent Authority to say that hereinafter, both male and female Central Government employees will have the choice to include either their parents or parents-in-law for the purpose of availing the benefits under CGHS subject to the conditions of dependence and residence, etc., being satisfied.
  2. The contents of Para 2 above shall be added to the definition of the term ‘Family’ for CGHS benefits.
  3. This OM shall supersede all other OMs issued in relation to this subject.

[ Dr Manoj Jain ]
Director, CGHS

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