The Controller General of Defence Accounts has issued a directive dated 31.08.2023, sharing a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Office Memorandum from July 2023. This memorandum introduces a significant change in the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) benefits for Central Government employees.
Option for Central Government Employees to avail CGHS benefits either for their parents or Parents-in-law-regarding
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
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Sub : Option for Central Government Employees to avail CGHS benefits either for their parents or Parents-in-law-regarding.
A copy of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate of CGHS Office Memorandum No. H.11020/2/2023-EHS dated 26.07.2023 on the above subject, which is available on the website of CGHS, is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and compliance please.
File No. H.11020/2020772ter NO. 8210227)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate of CGHS
CGHS Bhawan, RK Puram
Sector-13, New Delhi
Dated July, 2023.
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.
2.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.
3.The contents of Para 2 above shall be added to the definition of the term ‘Family’ for CGHS benefits.
4.This OM shall supersede all other OMS issued in relation to this subject.