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Scheme and Eligibility

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The CGHS beneficiaries can avail numerous benefits under the Central Government Health Scheme which is comprehensive in nature. This scheme is operational only in India, hence is valid for only Indian Government Employees. This scheme is applicable to the following categories of people residing in CGHS covered cities:

All Central Govt. Servants paid from Civil Estimates (other than those individuals employed in Railway Services, individuals employed under Delhi Administration except members of Delhi Police Force).

Pensioners drawing pension from Civil Estimates and their family members (Pensioner residing in non- CGHS areas also may obtain CGHS Card from nearest CGHS covered City)

Honorable Members of Parliament

Honorable Judges of Supreme Court of India

Ex-Members of Parliament

Employees & Pensioners of Autonomous Bodies covered under CGHS (Delhi)

Ex-Governors and Ex-Vice Presidents

Former Prime Ministers

Former Judges of Honorable Supreme Court and Honorable High Courts of India

Freedom Fighters

AGE LIMIT FOR DEPENDANT CHILDREN
S. No.DependantsAge Limit
(i)SonTill he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier
(ii)DaughterTill she starts earning or gets married, irrespective of age limit, which ever is earlier
(iii)Son suffering from any Permanent disability Of any kind (physical/Mental)Irrespective of age limit
(iv)Separated from their husband/widowed daughter and dependant divorced/Abandoned or dependant Unmarried /Divorced/Abandoned or Separated from their Husband/widowed sistersIrrespective of age limit
(v)Minor BrotherUpto the age of becoming a major
CGHS provides service through following categories of systems:

Allopathic

Indian System of Medicines e.g. AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Siddha and Homeopathy) Systems of Medicine.
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Whether Central Ministers/MPs are provided CGHS card or their Identity card is enough.

shashibhushantripathi Tuesday, November 3, 2015
CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP IN MINISTRY OF HEALTH AT NEW DELHI? MEDICAL BILL SUBMITTED THREE MONTHS AGO. NO REIMBURSEMENT YET. On 1st June 2015 I persanally handed over the file along with a duplicate copy to Dr.BHATIA a lady Medical Officer at CGHS Vikas Puri, New Delhi 110018 for reimbursement of the money spent [nearly Rs 5 lakhs] for total knee replacements to my wife Mrs LEELA RAO (CGHS No 878426) on 1st May 2015 at Saroj Hospital Rohini New Delhi In front of me she kept th file in her office Almirah and was in a hurry to go to R.K.Puram. She did not care to give me any receipt. I did not hear any progress of the fill till date. I am afraid she might have misplaced the file.
MAPadmanabhaRao Monday, September 28, 2015
I am central government employee. I am planning to preserve cord blood of my baby. Can i reimburse the cord blood banking charges under central government health scheme ??
Sanjoy_kol Thursday, April 30, 2015
I ,Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi ,retired as ITO from Delhi Income Tax Deptt . am CGHS beneficiary having cards for life ,but valid up to February 2015 .I applied for the renewal of the same on 19-12-2014 .My old card no is 2874014 [self ],2874019 (Mrs Bimlesh Tyagi ,Wife) ,2874017 ( Smt Angoori Tyagi ,Mother) . I have yet not received the new cards by post as was told at the time of applying that cards will be sent to us by post .My address is 1/9865 A ,street no.1 ,West Gorakh Park Shahadra ,Delhi -32 , with regards, Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi,
janeshwar Thursday, February 12, 2015
I Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi, retired as ITO from Delhi Income Tax Dept. am CGHS beneficiary having cards for life, but valid up to February 2015. I applied for the renewal of the same on 19-12-2014. My old card no is 2874014 [ self ], 2874019 (Mrs Bimlesh Tyagi, Wife), 2874017 ( Smt Angoori Tyagi, Mother). I have yet not received the new cards by post as was told at the time of applying that cards will be sent to us by post.

With regards,
Janeshwar Dayal Tyagi

janeshwar Thursday, February 12, 2015
I am retired CGHS beneficiary, having the valid card. I am travelling abroad on valid documents. In case of medical emergency during my travel will I be entitled for reimbursement?
Guest Sunday, December 7, 2014
I PREMASRINIVASAN [70YEARS OLD]RETIRED FROM POSTAL DEPT WITH 35 YEARS SERVICE,RESIDING AT NON-CGHS COVER AREA, SUFERING FROM BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABITIC, AND ORTHO PROBLEM WITH VERTIGO. I AM SPENDING RS.2500/ PER MONTH FOR MEDICENE WHERE AS I AM GETTING MEDICAL ALLONCE RS.300 P/M ONLY. I REQUEST TO GOVT TO ISSUE CGHS CARD OR IMPLIMENT CGEPHIS PLAN.WHEN THE CGEPHIS PLAN WII IMPLIMENT I THINK AFTER MY DEATH ONLY
premasrinivasan44 Thursday, October 30, 2014
I am advised to obtain an essentially certificate for the drugs Jalra 50 mg twice a day and Lamosyn 100 mg twice a day which have to be used along with other drugs used to control diabetes. When the drugs are so important to control the diseases why cannot they be provided by CGHS and why essentiality certificate from NIMS or Gandhi Hospital at Hyderabad are insisted. Is there any form to obtain the essentially certificate?
srideviravi Thursday, March 27, 2014
CGHS Card has been issued in my favor under Kolkata Jurisdiction and availing such facility.Now Issuing of the Plastic CGHS Card is under process but the PIN No. of my residential address is modified recently by State GOVT.[KOLKATA-700157 in place of 700059],KOLKATA-700157 is not covered under CGHS Jurisdiction. How I can be able to get the Plastic Card as well as avail such facility.
adityasinha Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I am central government employee. I am planning to preserve cord blood of my baby. Can i reimburse the cord blood banking charges under central government health scheme ??
sppatel777 Monday, December 9, 2013
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