Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

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Scheme and Eligibility

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:

Bullet 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).

Bullet 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)

Bullet Honorable Members of Parliament

Bullet Honorable Judges of Supreme Court of India

Bullet Ex-Members of Parliament

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

Bullet Ex-Governors and Ex-Vice Presidents

Bullet Former Prime Ministers

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

Bullet Freedom Fighters

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:

Bullet Allopathic

Bullet Indian System of Medicines e.g. AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Siddha and Homeopathy) Systems of Medicine.

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CGEPHIS Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hi All, I am an IT professional and the new proposed scheme looks like the best. CGHS has many draw backs like should be in city to get cards, not all states have good hospitals. Big headache with reimbursement. Modi is doing good job tweet him to support new insurance scheme instead of CGHS which might speed up the process and all employees and retired employees will get insurance cards which never expires in there life time and cashless benifits

docsonia01 Friday, January 20, 2017

can u please clarify about availing the CGHS card facility while on EOL, without pay?

deshmukhbk Friday, January 6, 2017

Can anyone please tell me CGHS package for "Bone Marrow Transplantaion". Please tell me the package number and details of the same. Thanks a lot.

shashibhushantripathi Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Whether Central Ministers/MPs are provided CGHS card or their Identity card is enough.

MAPadmanabhaRao Monday, September 28, 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.

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