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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4335
ANSWERED ON 22.03.2013
INCLUSION IN CGHS
4335 - Shri TUFANI SAROJ
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state :-
(a) whether the Government has received proposals from the various institutions including Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan regarding inclusion of their employees under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS);
(b) if so, the details thereof, institution wise; And
(c) the reaction of the Government on the above proposals?
ANSWER : THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)
(a)&(b): Yes. This Ministry has been receiving proposals from various Institutions/ Autonomous bodies/Statuary bodies under Central Government for extending CGHS facilities to their employees/pensioners. A list of such institutions / organizations is annexed. A request from Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan was also received in the month of May 2012 in this regard.
(c): M/o Health and Family Welfare has expressed its inability to extend CGHS facilities to them on account of resource constraints, especially the shortage of medical and paramedical staff besides the financial and other logistic constraints.
CGHS is a healthcare scheme primarily for the Central Government employees and pensioners. CGHS is currently available in only 25 cities across the country and a large section of Central Govt. employees and pensioners are out of CGHS coverage.
Moreover, it is primarily the responsibility of the autonomous institutions to devise their own health schemes for their employees keeping in view their ways and means.
Annexure (Name of Institutions/Organisations) : 1. Employees Provident Fund Organization, 2. Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh, 3. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, 4. Kendriya Vidalaya Sangathan, 5. Press Council of India, 6. Delhi Public Library, 7. National School of Drama, 8. National Human Rights Commission, 9. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, 10. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, 11. Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, 12. National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, 13. Inland Waterways Authority of India, 14. Institute of Hotel Management, 15. Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun, 16. Sahitya Akademi, 17. National Green Tribunal, 18. National Council of Rural Institutes, 19. Central Detective Training School, Jaipur, 20. Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Meerut, 21. National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chandigarh.
IMPORTANT UPDATE -
The KVS vide its letter F.No. 11039/51/Cir./2013/KVS(Budget) dtd. 03/04/2013 has clarified that the KVS employees including their family members can avail treatment from hospitals recognized under CGHS scheme subject to the condition that they will be reimbursed the medical expenditure at the rates fixed by the Government under the CGHS Rules/CSMA Rules or the actual expenditure incurred, whichever is less. The permission can be granted by the Head of the Deptt./Office to obtain medical services from any of the private hospitals recognized under CGHS. Further, if the treatment of a particular disease/procedure is available in the same city where the govt. servant is employed, he may be permitted to avail the medical services in any other city of his choice but in such case, he will not be eligible for sanction of TA/DA. For further details, please click here to download the KVS letter and its enclosures.