Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health
Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi
Dated December 27, 2010
Subject: Issue of Individual Plastic Cards to each CGHS Beneficiary- guidelines to pensioner beneficiaries
The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the office memorandum of even number dated 30th December 2009 and to clarify that in response to representations received from pensioner CGHS beneficiaries, it has now been decided to partially modify para E (2 ) of the said memorandum
Para E (2) of the Office Memorandum of even number dated 30° December 2009. which reads as‘
The Plastic Cards ( which are identity cards ) are issued for a maximum period of Five years or till entitled for CGHS benefits. whichever may he earlier. The actual validity of CGHS Card for availing services shall he as per records available in CGIIS Data base. In case of CGFIS pensioners who have paid for ‘Rest of Life’ facilities a new plastic Cards shall be issued after ‘Five years’ without any additional contribution. However the beneficiaries would not be denied CGHS facilities, if there is any inadvertent delay in procurement of new plastic cards after five years, provided the beneficiary is entitled for CGHS benefits.
– is replaced by the modified paragraph which reads as follows:
Para E (2) The Plastic Cards ( which are identity cards ) , would, hereinafter, be issued with validity till the pensioner beneficiary is entitled for CGHS benefits. In respect of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries, who have paid CGHS contribution for ‘Rest of Life’ CGI IS facilities . the Plastic cards would ,hercinaficr ,be issued for ‘Rest of’ Life’.
The Plastic cards already issued with a printed validity of five years to pensioner beneficiaries, who had paid CGHS contribution for ‘Rest of Life’ CGHS, would be taken as valid for use for “Rest of Life’. However, such CGHS pensioner beneficiaries have the option to obtain new plastic cards after five years. if they choose to do so..
The other contents of the Office Memorandum of even number dated 30th December 2009 remain unchanged.
Under Secretary to Government of India.
Tel. No. 011-2306 1881.