Wednesday, April 10, 2013

CGHS: Inclusion of Autonomous Bodies in Central Government Health Scheme

Inclusion of Autonomous Bodies in Central Government Health Scheme

Whether the Government has received proposals from the various institutions including Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan regarding inclusion of their employees under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)..?

The question has been raised by the Member of Parliament Shri.Tufani Saroj on 22nd March this year. The Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad replied as follows...


"This Ministry has been receiving proposals from various Institutions/ Autonomous bodies/Statuary bodies under Central Government for extending CGHS facilities to their employees/pensioners. A list of such institutions / organizations is annexed. A request from Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan was also received in the month of May 2012 in this regard.

M/o Health and Family Welfare has expressed its inability to extend CGHS facilities to them on account of resource constraints, especially the shortage of medical and paramedical staff besides the financial and other logistic constraints.

CGHS is a healthcare scheme primarily for the Central Government employees and pensioners. CGHS is currently available in only 25 cities across the country and a large section of Central Govt. employees and pensioners are out of CGHS coverage".

Moreover, it is primarily the responsibility of the autonomous institutions to devise their own health schemes for their employees keeping in view their ways and means.
Annexure

S.No.Name of Institutions/Organisations
1Employees Provident Fund Organization
2Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh
3Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha
4Kendriya Vidalaya Sangathan
5Press Council of India
6Delhi Public Library
7National School of Drama
8National Human Rights Commission
9Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth
10National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development
11Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts
12National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
13Inland Waterways Authority of India
14Institute of Hotel Management
15Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun
16Sahitya Akademi
17National Green Tribunal
18National Council of Rural Institutes
19Central Detective Training School, Jaipur
20Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Meerut
21National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chandigarh.

1 comments:

What about University Grants Commission which has been established by an Act of Parliament in 1956?While its serving employees are getting CGHS benefits, its retired employees are facing problems in spite of the fact that they have been issued a card issued by the UGC saying that they can take treatment from all CGHS recognized hospitals and diagnostic centers. Do they have to sign a separate MOU with such hospitals - why can't they be on the panel of such hospitals as Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University

A.L.Vohra

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