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Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS Facility

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Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS Facility

Permanently Disabled CGHS Facility

No. 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS (P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated: the 7th May, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Eligibility of Permanently Disabled Unmarried Son of a, CGHS Beneficiary to avail CGHS facility – Reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memoranda of even number dated 31.05.2007, 29.08.2007 and. 02.08.2010 vide which the entitlement of the son of a CGHS beneficiary beyond the age of 25 years was conveyed. As per the two Office Memoranda under reference, it was indicated that an unmarried son of a CGHS beneficiary suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) will be entitled to CGHS facility even after attaining the age of 25 years.

2. Since then this Ministry is in receipt of several representations for inclusion of more conditions in , view of modification to the PWD Act, 1995 by “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (Act No. 49 of 2016)” as notified by WHO Law and Justice, Govt. of India on 27.12.2016. The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is now decided that for the purpose of extending the CGHS benefits to dependent unmarried son of CGHS beneficiary beyond 25 years of age , the definition of ‘Permanent Disability’ shall include the following conditions:

I. Physical disability:

A. Locomotor disability including

a) Leprosy cured person- suffering from loss of sensation in hands or feet as well as loss of sensation and paresis in the eye and eye-lid but with no manifest deformity or suffering from manifest deformity and paresis or having extreme physical deformity as well as advanced age which prevents him/her from gainful occupation

b) Cerebral palsy – caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain usually occurring before, during or immediately after birth.

c) Dwarfism- a medical genetic condition resulting inLan adult height of 147 cms or less;

d) Muscular dystrophy – a. group of hereditary genetic muscle diseases characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness

e) Acid attack victims – disfigured due to‘ violent assaults by throwing acid or similar corrosive substance

B. Visual impairment:

a) Blindness – where a person has any of the following conditions alter best correction:
(i) Total absence of sight or
(ii) Visual acuity less than 3/60 or less than 10/200(Snellen) in the better eye with best possible correction
(iii) Limitation of field of vision subtending an angle of less than 10 degree

b) “Low vision” means any of the following conditions:

(i) visual acuity not exceeding 6/18 or less than 20/60 upto 3/60 upto 10/200 (Snellen) in the bettereye with best possible corrections; or
(ii) limitation of the field. of vision subtending an angle of less than 40 degree upto 10 degree

C. Hearing Impairment

(a) “deaf” means persons having 70 db hearin g loss in speech frequencies in both ears;

(b) “hard of hearing” means persons having 60 db to 70 db hearing loss in speech frequencies in both ears;

D.Speech and Language disability” – permanent disability arising out of conditions such as Laryngectomy or aphasia affecting one or more components of speech and language due to organic or neuronal causes.

II. Intellectual disability- characterized by significant limitation both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior , which cover a range of every day, social and practical skills , including, social and practical skills , including-

(a) “Specific language disabilities” a heterogeneous group of conditions Wherein there is deficit in processing language, spoken. or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do the mathematical calculations and includes conditions such as perceptual disabilities, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia and developmental aphasia

(b) “Autism spectrum disorder” – a neuro-developmental disorder typically appearing in the first three years of life that significantly affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand. relationships and relate to others, and frequently associated with unusual or stereotypical rituals or behaviour.

III. Mental behaviour

Mental illness“- a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgement, behaviour, capacity to recognize reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but does not include retardation.

IV. Mental Retardation

V. Disability caused due to

(a) Chronic neurological conditions such as
(i) Multiple Sclerosis
(ii) Parkinson’s disease

(b) Blood disorder
(i) Haemophila
(ii) Thalassemia
(iii) Sickle Cell Disease

VI. Multiple Dis-abilities ( more than “one of the above disabilities)- including deaf blindness

3. Bench Mark Disability- unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of CGHS beneficiaries suffering 40% or more of one or more-disabilities as certified by a Medical Board shall be eligible to avail CGHS facilities even after attaining the age of 25 years.

4. This OM will be effective from the date or its issue.

Sd/-
(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: CGHS.GOV.IN

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CGHS facilities are not provided to persons working on contractual and co-terminus basis

CGHS facilities are not provided to persons working on contractual and co-terminus basis

Loksabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1742

ANSWERED ON: 10.03.2017

CGHS Facility

Adhikari Dibyendu Will the Minister of

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government issues CGHS cards to all Central Government employees including the persons working on contractual and or co-terminus basis and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the Government is not giving CGHS pensioner facilities to the person or families at the end of contract and termination of employment therefor;

(c) if not, the reasons behind thereof;

(d) the total number of cards that have been issued to the contractual and the coterminous employees drawing salary from the central exchequer during the last three years therein; and

(e) the proposal of the Government to facilitate them with one time/whole life CGHS pensioner cards therefor?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(a): CGHS Cards are issued to Central Government employees and employees on co-terminus basis who are residing in CGHS covered areas. CGHS facilities are not provided to persons working on contractual basis.

(b) & (c): CGHS facilities are not provided to the employees on the termination of employment on co-terminus basis since CGHS facilities are primarily meant for Central Government Employees/Pensioners drawing salary/pension from Central Civil Estimates.

(d): No separate category is maintained regarding co-terminus employees and therefore, this information cannot be provided.

(e): There is no such proposal.

Loksabha Q&A

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Extension of CGHS facility to retired BSNL employees

Extension of CGHS facility to retired BSNL employees

 

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

Admn. Section, Corportate Office
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi

No. BSNL/Admn.I/14-15/09(pt)

Dated: July 29, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Extension of CGHS facility to retired BSNL employees.

 

The decision of extension of CGHS facilities to the retired BSNL employees was conveyed vide letter No. 4-12(11)/2012-PAT dated 20.2.14. The letter also mentioned that BSNL employees who opt for CGHS would have to pay the requisite fee to CGHS as applicable to Government retirees. The facility was not being extended to BSNL employees due to different pay scales applicable to BSNL employees. Now CGHS authorities have requested DOT to indicate equivalent basic pay and Grade Pay as per the Central Pay Scales on the Pension Payment Order (PPO) which will facilitate evaluation of subscription and room rent of the beneficiary. Retired employees intend to avail CGHS facility may approach DOT and get the equivalent basic pay and Grade Pay indicated on their PPOs for availing CGHS facility.

 

Management Committee has approved reimbursement of onetime payment of CGHS subscription paid by the BSNL employees. Retired employees who intend to avail CGHS facility, will surrender BSNLMRS facility and subscribe for CGHS facility. While surrendering BSNLMRS facility, they will indicate their desire to avail CGHS facility. On payment of subscription, they will submit a final claim from BSNL by furnishing the proof of payment indicating the amount.

 

The information be widely circulated. Record of retired employees migrating from BSNLMRS to CGHS facility may be maintained and intimated to Corporate Office on quarterly basis.

sd/-

(Raj Kumar)
Assistant General Manager (Admn.IV)

Source: http://www.bdpa.in/

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