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Prescription of Timelines under CGHS for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries


Prescription of Timelines under CGHS for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
Office of the Director, CGHS

No: Z.15025/38/2018 /DIR/CGHS

545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 14th May, 2018


Subject :- Prescription of Timelines under CGHS for settlement of Medical claims of Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries
With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the OM No Z 15025/79/1/DlR/CGHS dated the 5th October 2016 and to state that it has now been decided to review the timelines prescribed for processing and settlement of medical claims of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries in compliance of the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in their Judgement in the WP(CiviI) No 694 of 2015 between Shiva Kant Jha Vs UOI delivered on 13th April 2018 and in supersession of the earlier guidelines as per the details given under:

Medical Claims not requiring Special approvals

Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries shall submit the Medical claims to the CMO I/C of the CGHS Wellness Centre , where the CGHS Card is enrolled . CMO I/C of CGHS Wellness Centre issues Serial Number and sends the claim papers to the office of the Addl. Director, CGHS for processing. The Bills shall be processed by the Dealing Asstants and CMO and after the approval by the Additional Director, the bill for payment shall be sent to the Pay & Accounts Office for payment to the beneficiary by ECS. The payment shall be completed within 30 days of submission of the Medical claim papers at the CGHS Wellness Centre.

Medical claims reguiring approval of higher authorities

Total time within 45 days in Delhi
Total time within 60 days in other cities

Medical claims reguiring opinion of specialists

Total time 45 days

2. Chief Medical Officer in charge shall thoroughly check the papers initially for the completeness of the requisite documents before accepting the claim papers to ensure that the claim papers are not returned subsequently for want of some documents.

3. If approval of Directorate or Ministry is involved, the Addl. Directors shall submit only e-file with self-contained note and recommendation, enclosing only relevant scanned documents. Care shall be taken not to regret medical claims of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries on minor technical objections if , they fall under procedural lapses, which can be condoned.

Director, CGHS


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Payment of salary through Bank/ECS

Payment of salary through Bank/ECS

(Estd, 1924)

Shiva Gopal Mishra
(General Secretary)
New Delhi-110055
Dated: December 1,2014


Dear Shri Mittal,

Sub: Payment of salary through Bank/ECS

Ref.: AM(Staff), Railway Board’s D.O. letter No.E(G)/2012/HO1-1 dated 29.09.2014

The Adviser(Staff), Railway Board, vide his D.O. letter under reference had advised Northern Railway to ensure 100% payment of salary through Cheque/ECS after 31.12.2014. In this connection, I would draw your attention towards Railway Board’s letter No.2007/AC-II/21/7 dated 18.06.2008, 2008/AC-II/21/9 dated 03.09.2008 and 2008/AC-II/21/ dated 19.09.2008.

It may be appreciated that the issue regarding payment of salary to non-gazetted staff has been deliberated repeatedly at Railway Board’s level by the AIRF, whereupon it has been time and again assured that no staff shall be compelled to draw salary through Bank/ECS. The staff shall only be motivated to open their accounts in bank and pursued to draw salary through bank.

It is a matter of regret that, arbitrary orders to make payment through Bank/ECS to all the staff on Northern Railway w.e.f. 01.01.2015 have been communicated aforementioned letter of the Adviser(Staff), Railway Board, which is a breach of bilateral settlement arrived at with this federation.

It is further petriment to mention here that there is serious resentment among the staff on some corners of Northern Railway, which may result in disturbance of industrial peace as well.

I would, therefore, request you to kindly issue clarification to Northern Railway, so that the staff is not compelled to draw salary through Bank/ECS but only motivated to do so, and those who are still willing to draw salary through cash may also be permitted to do so in the instrest of industrial harmony.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

With regards! Sincerely yours,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Shri A.K. Mittal,
Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi


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Refund to pension holders through easy method

Refund to pension holders through easy method


ANSWERED ON-03.12.2014

Refund to pension holders through easy method

1193 . Shri Basawaraj Patil


Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state the steps taken by Government to return Rs. 27000 crores deposited with it, to pension holders through easy method?



As per the Annual Accounts of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation for the year 2013-14, an amount of Rs. 27,448.54 crore is lying in Inoperative Accounts as on 31st March 2014. As per Para 72(6) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme 1952, certain accounts are classified as ‘Inoperative Accounts’ in which contribution have not been received for 36 months continuously.

The members have withdrawn an amount of Rs. 4316.70 crores from the Inoperative Accounts during the financial year 2013-14.

The following steps have been taken to facilitate payments of amount lying in Inoperative Accounts to the rightful claimants:

(i) EPFO has launched allotment of permanent numbers to its members called Universal Account Number (UAN). It will facilitate identifying the members without intermediation of the employers. The amount may be claimed by current member in an easy manner in that case.

(ii) Awareness campaigns have been undertaken through the electronic as well as print media from time to time to educate the members.
(iii) The employers’ and employees’ unions have also been requested to advise the members to file such claims for settlement.

(iv) Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP) has been introduced to facilitate online submission of transfer claim in order to make the transfer process transparent & simple. The adoption of Universal Account Number (UAN) would do away the need for transfer of claims as it will link the previous account of the members.

(v) The settlement of claims have been simplified and following steps are taken to ensure payments to the rightful claimants:

  •  Attestation of claim forms by the authorized signatory has been made mandatory where the establishment is in operation.
  •  To identify the members in those cases where employer is not available, the attestation by the bank authorities is insisted upon along with at least one of the documents as required under KYC (Know Your Customer) of the bank.

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