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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16

Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16
No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)
North Block,New Delhi
3rd October,2016
Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2015-16.
The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2015-16 to the Central Government employees in Groups ‘C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group ‘B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014-E.III(A), dated 29th August, 2016. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.
2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-
(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2016 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2015-16 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);
(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate NonPLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000 (where actual average  emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000×30/30.4=Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).
(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 day week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below RS.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.
(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.
(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14 (10)-E.Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.
3. The expenditure on this account will be debilable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.
4. The expenditure to be incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.
5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(Amar Nath Singh)

Recommendation of 7th CPC on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme – NFIR

Recommendation of 7th CPC on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme – NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railways
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
Reacting to the news item appearing in ‘The Hindu’ of 04th October 2016 relating to the acceptance of the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission on Modified Assured Career Progress Scheme (MACPS) and the DoP&T OM dated 27th/28th September 2016, the General Secretary said that while the Government has wrongly accepted the recommendation, at the same time has been spreading wrong news through the media. He said that the Scheme has been existing since 1st September 2008 and is not a new scheme as claimed by the Government.
Dr.Raghavaiah further said that while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to the MACP Scheme for Central Government employees, the Government has totally ignored the agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) on 17/07/2012 and 27/07/2012 in the Joint Committee and National Advisory Committee Meetings wherein agreement was reached to maintain the same benchmark as is applicable for filling the vacancies through promotion by selection/non-selection/fitness instead of insisting upon the benchmark ‘Very Good’ recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. Thereafter, the DoP&T vide OM dated 01st November 2010 and 04th October 2012 issued necessary instructions for granting MACP to the Central Government employees.
The Federation takes note that the Government while accepting the 7th CPC recommendations relating to financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to its employees has again taken U-turn and had once again fixed the benchmark ‘Very Good’ arbitrarily for granting financial upgradation mainly to deny the legitimate benefit to its employees without any dialogue with JCM (Staff Side) – the machinery setup to deal with the issues of Central Government employees which is totally unjustified.
The Federation strongly opposes the move of the Government for which communications have already been sent by the Federation twice to the Cabinet Secretary on 2nd August and 23rd August 2016 to respect the bilateral agreement reached with the JCM (Staff Side) and restore the decision given vide DoP&T OM dated 01/ll/20l0 and 04/10/2012 without making any change on the settled issue.
The General Secretary, NFIR hopes that the Government would consider the above points and rectify the mistake soon duly restoring the earlier instructions of DoP&T to honor the commitment made to the Staff Side.
04th October 2016

(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DA & Linking Factor – What’s expected?

DA & Linking Factor – What’s expected? – DA Announcement and linking factor explored.
As you all know that DA is calculated based on AICPIN. AICPIN is calculated based on the inflation and the cost of living in various cities. So, what’s going to happen in 7th Pay Commission, let’s read. 

In Pay Commission III, the base year was used as (1960 =100).

  • In 4th Pay Commission, the DA was decided to pay twice a year and also for calculating the DA value the percentage increase in the 12 monthly average of All India Consumer Price Index (base 1960). Also the base year was (1982=100) as the base year.
  • In 5th Pay Commission, the DA was decided based on (1982=100) as the base year.
  • In 6th Pay Commission, the DA was decided based on (2001=100) as the base year.
  • In 7th Pay Commission, should we expect to have the base year as (2011=100)?

When the DA calculation change happened from base year 1982 to base year as 2001, there were a steep increase in the DA percentage, this is because the cost of living has increased multifold and also various cities and items was also included while calculating the real DA.

So, what’s been recommend in the 7th CPC Report

Keeping in mind that the present formulation of DA has worked well over the years, and there are no demands for its alteration, the Commission recommends continuance of the existing formula and methodology for calculating the Dearness Allowance.

and also check out the gazette notification changes where the linking factor has been included as on AICPIN value as 2016.

Though in (2001=100) the linking factor was 4.63, this lead to the calculation of DA with the average index as 115.76 as per 2005. For example, (2005 , 12 Month Average Index – 536, so the linking factor as per record was 4.63).
All India and Centre-wise Linking factors between New Series of Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001 = 100 and the previous series on base 1982=100 (General Index).

As you all now understand that the linking factor play a major role in getting the DA value, but the linking factor for year 2016 .

I was not able to find this data in Labour Bureau . We assume that if the linking factor of 2016 used, then we expect to get a higher DA percentage (assumption). This means it would be a real DA value as it would include various cities and the current inflation and CPI.

We hope that when the results are out they would be using the linking factor of 2016 as the gazette notification has this mentioned. Normally the DA announcement is release in September 1st week or 2nd week and hope this is announced shortly.

Useful - Important Days & Dates for Competitive Exams

Useful - Important Days & Dates for Competitive Exams
Important Days in January

January 1 ——— Global Family Day
January 15 ——— Army Day
January 23 ——— Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
January 26 ——— Republic Day
January 26 ——— International Customs day
January 28 ——— Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
January 28 ——— Data Protection Day
January 30 ——— World Leprosy Eradication Day

Important Days and Dates in February

February 4 ——— World Cancer Day
February 5 ——— Kashmir Day
February 6 ——— International Day against Female Genital Mutilation
February 12 ——— Darwin Day
February 12 ——— World Day of the Sick
February 14 ——— Valentine’s Day
February 20 ——— World Day of Social Justice
February 21 ——— International Mother Language Day
February 22 ——— World Scout Day
February 23 ——— World Peaces and Understanding Day

useImportant Days and Dates in March

March 4 ——— World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
March 8 ——— International Womens’ Day
March 13 ——— World Kidney Day
March 13 ——— World Rotaract Day
March 15 ——— World Consumer Rights Day
March 20 ——— International Day of the Francophonie
March 20 ——— World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
March 21 ——— World Sleep Day
March 21 ——— World Forestry Day
March 21 ——— International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
March 22 ——— World Water Day
March 23 ——— World Meteorological Day
March 24 ——— World TB Day
March 24 ——— International Day for Achievers
March 25 ——— International Day of Remembrance – Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 27 ——— World Drama Day

Important Days and Dates in April

April 2 ——— World Autism Awareness Day
April3-----------(-S.Dhilip birthday)
April 7 ——— World Health Day
April 17 ——— World Haemophilia Day
April 18 ——— World heritage Day
April 22 ——— Earth Day
April 23 ——— World Book and Copyright Day
April 25 ——— World Malaria Day
April 29 ——— International Dance Day

Important Days and Dates in May

May 1 ——— International Labour day
May 3 ——— Press Freedom Day
May 4 ——— Coal Miners day
May 8 ——— World Red Cross day
May 9 ——— – Victory Day
May 11 ——— National Technology Day
May 12 ——— International Nurses day
May 14 ——— World Migratory day
May 15 ——— International Day of the Family
May 17 ——— World Information Society Day
May 21 ——— Anti-Terrorism Day
May 31 ——— World No Tobacco Day

Important Days and Dates in June

June 4 ——— International day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 ——— World Environment Day
June 7 ——— International Level Crossing Awareness Day
June 8 ——— World oceans Day
June 12 ——— World Day against Child Labour
June 14 ——— World Blood Donor day
June 17 ——— World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
June 20 ——— World Refugee Day
June 23 ——— United Nations Public Service Day
June 23 ——— International widow’s day
June 26 ——— International Day against Drug Abuse and IIlicit Trafficking
June 27 ——— International Diabetes Day

Important Days and Dates in July

July 1 ——— National doctor’s Day
July 11 ——— World Population Day
July 12 ——— Malala Day
July 18 ——— Nelson Mandela International Day
July 28 ——— World Nature Conservation day
July 30 ——— International Day of Friendship

Important Days and Dates in August

August 3 ——— Independence Day of Niger
August 5 ——— Independence Day of Upper Volta
August 9 ——— International day of the World’s Indigenous People
August 12 ——— International Youth Day
August 15 ——— Independence Day (India )
August 23 ——— Internatinal Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 29 ——— National Sports Day ( Birthday of Dhyan Chand )

Important Days and Dates in September

September 5 ——— Teacher’s Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan’s Birth Day)
September 7 ——— Forgiveness Day
September 8 ——— International Literacy Day
September 14 ——— Hindi day,World First Aid Day
September 16 ——— World Ozone Day
September 21 ——— International Day of Peace, World Alzheimer’s day
September 25 ——— Social Justice Day
September 27 ——— World Tourism Day

Important Days and Dates in October

October 1 ——— International Day of Older Persons
October 2 ——— International day of Non-Violence
October 3 ——— World Nature Day, World Habitat Day
October 4 ——— World Animal Day
October 5 ——— World Teacher’s Day
October 8 ——— Indian Airforce Day
October 9 ——— World Post Day
October 11 ——— International Girl Child Day
October 12 ——— World Arthritis Day
October 14 ——— World Standards Day
October 15 ——— World Students Day
October 16 ——— World Food day
October 17 ——— International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 20 ——— World Statistics Day
October 24 ——— United Nations Day
October 31 ——— World Thrift Day

Important Days and Dates in November

November 1 ——— world vegan Day
November 5 ——— World Radiography Day
November 9 ——— World Services Day
November 14 ——— Children’s Day ( Birth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru )
November 16 ——— International Day for Endurance
November 17 ——— International students Day
November 17 ——— National Journalism Day
November 18 ——— World Adult Day
November 19 ——— World Citizen Day
November 20 ——— Universal Children’s Day
November 21 ——— World Television Day
November 21 ——— World Fisheries day
November 25 ——— World Non-veg Day
November 26 ——— Law Day
November 30 ——– Flag Day

Important Days and Dates in December

December 1 ——— World AIDS Day
December 2 ——— World Computer Literacy Day
December 2 ——— International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3 ——— International Day of People with Disability
December 3 ——— World Conservation Day
December 4 ——— Navy Day
December 5 ——— International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 7 ——— International Civil Aviation Day
December 9 ——— The International Day Against Corruption
December 10 ——— International Day of Broadcasting
December 10 ——— Human Rights Day
December 11 ——— International Mountain Day
December 14 ——— World Energy Day
December 18 ——— International Migrants Day
December 19 ——— Goa’s Liberation Day
December 20 ——— International Human Solidarity Day
December 29 ——— International Biodiversity Day

Guides for LGO Examination from MTS/Postman to the cadre of Postal Assistant

Counting of Training period for IPO Examination - Clarification

Whether training period counted for IPO examination?

Answer is YES.

Government of India’s Orders No. 16 below FR. 9(6) reads:

Period of training before appointment to be treated as ‘duty’ for eligibility to sit for departmental examinations:

       It has been decided that in all cases where pre-service training is considered necessary before actual appointment to the post, the period spent by an officer on training immediately before such appointment would count as qualifying service for the purpose of eligibility for appearing in Departmental examinations, even if the officer is not given the scale of pay of the post but only a nominal allowance.

     Hence the candidates are requested to submit their application before the last date (30.09.2016) mentioning the period of training in the application form. 

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Counting of the period of induction training for benefit of promotion under the TBOP/BCR schemes - Clarifications


[D.G Posts letter No. 22-6/2000-PE.I dated 17.5.2000]
37. Regarding counting of the period of induction training for benefit of promotion under the TBOP/BCR Schemes :- The issue regarding counting of the period of induction training spent by the employees of this Department for the benefit of promotion under the TBOP/BCR schemes has been under consideration of this office for some time. After consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training, it has now been decided that the period of induction training may also be counted for the benefit of promotion under the above schemes. However, past cases decided otherwise would not be covered by the above orders. This issue with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Advice vide their Diary No. 378/FA/2000 dated 25.7.2000.
[D.G Posts letter No. 44-47/98-SPB.II dated 3.8.2000]

38. Counting of the period of induction training for benefit of promotion under the TBOP/BCR schemes-clarifications:-(1) I am directed to refer to this Department's letter of even number dated 3.8.2000 [Para 37] on the above subject. References have been received from many Circles seeking clarifications on the above orders. The matter has been examined in detail in consultation with the Integrated Finance Wing of this Department and the position is clarified as under.

(2) This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their Diary No. 320/FA/2001 dated 17.7.2001.
               Points raised
(1) What will be the date of effect of the above order,
The cases decided prior to 3.8.2000 would not be covered by the order dated 3.8.2000.
(2) Whether the departmental candidates will also get the benefit of counting of induction training period prior to their promotion as Time scale clerks for the  benefit of promotion under  benefit of promotion under  TBOP/BCR ?                                                                                           
DO P&T has clarified that since the period of induction training is counted for the purpose of increments and qualifying       service for departmental examination, it would also count for the purpose of promotion under the TBOP/BCR schemes.
Therefore, it is clarified that the period of induction training in respect of departmental candidates would also count for the purpose of promotions under TBOP/BCR schemes provided that such training period is obligatory for the departmental candidates in respect of the cadre to which they are to be promoted and they are to be promoted immediately on completion of such induction training period and also such         training period is counted for increment in the promoted cadre.
(3) If the junior officials get               promoted earlier than the   seniors as per the orders   dated 3.8.2000, whether the   seniors can claim benefit of       promotion under the above scheme from the date of promotion of the junior officials? 
As per letter No. 22-6/2000-PE.I dated 17.5.2000, officials would be promoted under the TBOP/BCR schemes only after completion of qualifying service. Therefore, the question of senior claiming benefit with reference to the juniors etc. does not arise.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


1.Who are entitled for CGHS facilities

1.All Central Govt. employees and their dependant family members residing in CGHS covered areas.

2.Central Govt Pensioners and their eligible family members getting pension from Central Civil Estimates

3.Sitting and Ex-Members of Parliament

4.Ex-Governors & Lt. Governors

5.Freedom Fighters

6.Ex-Vice Presidents

7.Sitting and Ex-Judges of Supreme Court & High Courts

8.Employees and pensioners of certain autonomous organizations in Delhi

Journalists (in Delhi )Accredited with PIB
( for OPD & at RML Hospital)

10.Delhi Police Personnel in Delhi only

Railway Board employees

2.In how many cities CGHS is presently operative?

CGHS facilities are available in 25 cities in India

1. Ahmedabad 2 Allahabad 3 Bengaluru 4 Bhopal 5 Bhubaneshwar 6. Kolkata 7. Chandigarh 8 Chennai 9.Dehradun 10.Delhi & NCR 11.Guwahati 12. Hyderabad 13. Jabalpur, 14. Jaipur 15 Jammu 16. Kanpur 17. Lucknow 18. Meerut 19. Mumbai 20. Nagpur 21 Patna 22.Pune 23. Ranchi 24. Shillong 25. Thirruvananthapuram

3.For CGHS cards , as dependant , what is the meaning of the word " family "

The term 'family' means and includes:-

1."Husband or wife as the case may be and other dependant family members.

Dependant Family Members:
parents, sisters, widowed sisters, widowed daughters, minor brothers and minor sister, children and step-children wholly dependent upon the Government Servant and are normally residing with the Government Servant".
Also now included , dependent divorced / separated daughters ( including their dependant minor children) and step-mother.

3.The term dependency means that income from all sources including pensions and pension equivalent of DCRG benefit is less than Rs.3500/- plus amount of DA on Basic pension of Rs3500/- per month.

However, there is no such clause as dependency in respect of spouse.
4.What is the procedure to register with the CGHS?


1.One can get a CGHS card made from the office of AD / JD of the City.

2.Forms can be downloaded from CGHS Website or can be taken from office of AD / JD of city.

Documents required

i. Application in prescribed format
ii. Proof of Residence/proof of Stay of dependents
iii. Proof of age of son
iv. Disability certificate, if any in case of sons aged 25 & above, who would otherwise cease to be a beneficiary.
v. Photos of eligible family members
vi. Surrender Certificate of CGHS Card while in service ( only in those cases where CGHS Card was issued while in service)
vii. Attested copies of PPO & Last Pay Certificate
viii. Draft for required amount towards CGHS contribution - in the name of 'P.A.O., CGHS New Delhi' in Delhi-and in the name of 'AD, CGHS of the city'.
ix. In case PPO is not ready for any reason there is option to get a provisional card on the basis of Last Pay Certificate.
x. The data is entered through computers and entered in data base and a print out is issued same day for immediate use. Plastic cards are subsequently sent to the residence of the card holder by post.

Serving employees:-

Serving employees submit the forms in prescribed format enclosing photos of eligible family members and submit to the Ministry / Department/Office , where he / she is employed. The application form shall be forwarded by the Ministry / Office /Department to the office of Addl. Director CGHS of city for preparation of card.
Print out is issued for immediate use.

5.Are CGHS facilities free of cost?

For serving employees residing in CGHS covered area obtaining CGHS card is compulsory
Deduction from salary is made by the department, every month, depending upon their pay
Grade Pay
per month (from 1.6.2009)
Upto Rs.1650 /-Rs. 50/-
Rs.1800/-, Rs1900/- Rs.2000/- , Rs.2400/- Rs.2800/-Rs.125/-
Rs.4600/-,Rs.4800/- Rs.5400/- Rs.6600/-Rs.325/-
Rs. 7600/- and aboveRs. 500/-
Pensioners who want to avail CGHS facilities can make contribution either on yearly basis or one time ( ten yrs ) contribution for whole life validity.
Payment can be made by Demand Draft in favour of " P.A.O. CGHS
Delhi" if in Delhi or " Additional Director of the CGHS City "
Contribution in respect of Pensioners are calculated on the basis of grade pay they are entitled had they been in service , but for superannuation.
6.What is the system for the services of specialists in Dispensaries?

Prior registration is required appointment with the CGHS Wellness Centre, where specialist services are available. However, In case of emergency contact CMO i/c of dispensary of Wellness Centre for consulting specialist without prior appointment.

7.Is there any interactive mechanism at dispensary level?

At the Wellness Centre 'Local Advisory Committees' are formed. CMO i/c holds a meeting with Local Advisory committee members to discuss local dispensary related issues.

8.How long does it take to get the CGHS Cards?

Normally computerized printout of index card is issued on the same day. Plastic cards are sent to the residence in '3' weeks time.

9.Whom Should I approach in case the CGHS Card is not issued to me in the prescribed time?

Contact Joint Director (HQ), CGHS, Bikaner House, New Delhi in case of Delhi and Addl. Director of City in case of other cities.

10.What should I do if I lose my CGHS Cards ?

Application is to be submitted to AD/JD along with two photographs and a IPO for Rs. 50/- for issue of duplicate card. Indian Postal Order payable to " P.A.O. CGHS Delhi" if in Delhi or " Additional Director of the CGHS City " in respect of other cities

11.What should I do if the details on the Card viz. name, date of birth, entitlement, etc. are wrong?

Kindly bring the anomalies to the notice of Joint Director, CGHS (HQ), and Bikaner House in Delhi and to the Addl. Director, Joint Director of concerned CGHS City in other cities.
12.Is there a colour scheme for plastic cards? What are the details?

CGHS Plastic cards have the following colour at the top:

Serving Government employees Blue

ii.Pensioners, ex-MPs , Freedom Fighters, etc., - Green

Member of Parliament Red

Beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies / Journalist -Yellow

13.I retired in 1998 from Central Govt. but, I never made a CGHS card. Can I get a card now?

Pensioners can apply for CGHS card with relevant documents. However, the subscriptions as applicable at current rates shall have to be paid.

14.My husband/wife is also employed under Central Government and is eligible for a separate CGHS Card. Is it necessary that separate cards are to be obtained?

No. Spouse drawing higher pay shall make the card and other spouse is eligible to avail CGHS benefits as member.

15.My husband / wife retired in 2002. He /she was paying CGHS subscription every year. After his death can I get Card on my name. Do have I to pay extra. Shall I get Life Time Valid card

Yes, the ownership of card can be transferred in the name of spouse on submission of required documents. Addl. Director of concerned city shall transfer the ownership of Card in the computer Data base and same CGHS plastic cards with same Beneficiary ID can be used

1.No extra payment to be made, in case of life time cards.

However in other cases one has to pay 10 years subscription for life time card
For example, if the spouse had contributed for seven years before he expired , balance payment for the remaining three years is to be paid for a life time card.

Documents required :
Application in prescribed format
Proof of Family Pension with its break up from Bank

4.Prescribed contribution if, card is not for life time

16.How to transfer CGHS card from one WC to other in the same city?

If there is any change in residential address , CMO i/c may be approached with proof of residence for transferring the data from one Wellness Centre to another in the same city.

CMO i/c of the new Wellness Centre will accept the data of transferred card.

In respect of serving employees the request is to be forwarded by his/her office / department.

17.I am CGHS beneficiary at Kanpur. Visiting Mumbai for 6 months. Can I get CGHS facilities at Mumbai .Can same card of Kanpur continue or a separate card to be made. From where to get permission for the same?

Subsequent to computerization no separate permission is required and CGHS card is valid for availing facilities from any CGHS Wellness Centre in India. For any assistance , Addl. Director of the city may be contacted.
18..I have been advised some investigations by Specialist of Govt. Hospital. What is the procedure to obtain the permission?

No separate permission letter is required. Once a Government specialist / medical officer of a CGHS Wellness Centre advises a test listed investigations can be undertaken from any of the CGHS empanelled laboratories on the basis of the advice given by Govt. Specialist / Medical Officer of CGHS Wellness Centre. Original or self attested photo copy of prescription is to be submitted along with a copy of CGHS card.

19.Who is competent to delete name of sons who have crossed age of 25 years?

CMO i/c of Wellness Centre is competent to delete the name of son aged 25 yrs and above. Computer system does not allow sons aged 25 and above to avail medical facilities.

20.After retirement in 2007 I got a Life time Pensioner CGHS card made in Delhi. Now I am shifting to Dehra Dun. Can I use the same card. Do I pay again?

Pensioners shifting from one CGHS covered city to another, will have to apply to the Addl. Director of concerned city for transfer of card. The card shall be transferred online and a receipt will be issued to the beneficiary , on the basis of which , Addl. Director of new city ( say Dehradun) shall receive the data. Same Plastic cards and same Ben ID will be valid. No contribution is required to be paid in respect of pensioner beneficiaries holding life time cards.

21.I live in Gurgaon but my office is in Saket. Can I avail facilities from both the places because it is convenient for me.

Yes. Subsequent to computerization CGHS facilities can be availed from any Wellness Centre in India.

22.Is there any age limit for sons / daughters as dependant in CGHS Card ?

1.Son is eligible till he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years or gets married whichever is earlier.

2.However, in case the son is suffering from any permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) he is eligible for CGHS benefits even after 25yrs.

3.Disability means blindness, low vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, mental retardation, mental illness. A disability certificate from Medical Board is required.

4.Daughter is eligible till she starts earning, or gets married, whichever is earlier (irrespective of age)

23.Are step-children allowed CGHS facilities?

Yes. If they are dependent on card holder: other conditions as in case of dependant sons and daughters.

24.Can dependent in-laws be included under family members for CGHS facilities?

A lady Government servant will be given a choice to include either her parents or parents -in-law for the purpose of availing the benefits under CGHS subject to the condition of dependence and residence, etc., being satisfied.
Such option is not available for male Government servants

25.Me and my wife are both central Govt. employees and have dependant brothers / sisters and parents. Can we make separate cards and include family members?

Yes. Both Government employees have the option to make CGHS Contribution and obtain Two separate CGHS cards and the names of the eligible dependant family members can be included on their respective cards.
Your wife can include the names of her parents/ brothers / sisters and such other eligible dependants in her card, subject to the condition of dependence and residence, etc., being satisfied.
26.Can the CMO or the pharmacist give a different brand than the one prescribed by the specialist?

CGHS shall supply/indent only those medicines, which are included in the CGHS formulary (Pl ref to reply to Q29).
27.What is the procedure for getting life saving drugs ?

In Delhi- through CGHS Medical Store Depot, Gole Market
The documents required are:-

1.Prescription of specialist. of Govt. Hospital or CGHS approved private Hospital.

2.Photocopy of his/ her token card/ plastic card.

3.Copy of permission if his prescription is from CGHS approved private Hospital.

4.Utilization certificate in original during subsequent visit.

5.Indent is also placed online through CGHS Wellness centre.

In other cities request is to be submitted to the Addl. Director of City.

28.What are the guidelines for Anti-Cancer and related medicines?

Anti-Cancer and other similar medicines, are supplied on a case to case

29.What are the guidelines for issue of medicines?

a)CGHS shall supply medicines as per the available brand name / generic name.

b)In case medicines advised by a Specialist are not available theyshall be indented by the same brand name though Authorized Local Chemist.

c)Anti-Cancer and other similar medicines are however supplied on a case to case basis.

d)Medicines for treatment of Chronic illnesses shall be supplied for a maximum period of three months.

e)In case of CGHS beneficiaries going abroad, issue of medicines shall be restricted for a maximum period of six months.

30.What should I do if the Wellness Centre/Dispensary does not give all the medicines?

Contact CMO i/c of the concerned Wellness Centre or Addl. Director, CGHS of concerned city or Director, CGHS.

31.How long does it take to get the medicines ?

Medicines available in the dispensary are issued immediately. If any medicine is not available and is to be indented through Authorized Local Chemist the same are issued on the next day.

32.Are the prescription of specialists of empanelled hospitals binding on the dispensary ?

Medicines are issued on the basis of prescriptions of government doctors. However, in permitted cases medicines are issued on the basis of prescriptions of empanelled hospitals and medicines will be issued as per the available brand / generic names.

33.What is the maximum period for which medicines can be given in one go ?

i.Medicines upto three month are issued in one go , provided there is a valid prescription.

ii.In case of a beneficiary visiting a foreign country , medicines upto '6' months are issued in respect of cronic illnesses , based on valid prescription and documentary support of visit to a foreign country.

Beneficiary is required to submit an application for obtaining permission from AD/JD along with the following documents:-
Copy of valid CGHS card/ token card.
Valid prescription for six months counter signed by HOD of Specialty of Govt. Hospital.
Proof of station leaving like ticket, Visa etc.

34.If some medicines like antibiotics are urgently required and are not available at CGHS Wellness Centre what can be done?

In case some medicines are not available and are urgently required for treatment , there is provision for issue of authority form by CMO i/c for collection of medicines, for a few days like 3-5 days, directly from authorized local chemists .

35.How to get a drug if same is not available in WC & also not supplied by Chemist(ALC)?

Beneficiary, after authorization by CMO i/c can purchase such drugs from open market & claim reimbursement from ALC.

36.What should beneficiary do, if he/ she notice some deterioration in the quality of drugs?

He /she should return the medicine to WC & get replacement. Samples can be sent for testing through CMOI/C.

37.My father is a cancer patient and after operation is bed ridden. Doctors have advised Protein powder. Can I get from CGHS?

Dietary supplements are not permissible under CGHS.

38.Is Penfill Injection provided under CGHS

Insulin pen is not supplied under CGHS. But, Insulin pen catridges are supplied under CGHS

39.Does CGHS provide for reimbursement for treatment taken abroad during a visit under emergency?

There is no provision under CGHGS for reimbursement of expenditure during a visit abroad. It is the responsibility of the individual to make arrangements for medical care while on a visit to a foreign country.
However, in case of beneficiaries undergoing treatment for pre-existing chronic diseases, to ensure continuity in treatment medicines are issued for up to ‘6’ months based on valid prescription and documentary support of visit to a foreign country.
Beneficiary is required to submit an application for obtaining permission from AD/JD along with the following documents:-
Copy of valid CGHS card/ token card.
Valid prescription for six months counter signed by HOD of Specialty of Govt. Hospital.
Proof of station leaving like ticket, Visa etc.

40.What do I do if I am unwell at odd hours, say late in night?

CGHS beneficiaries have the option to go to any of the 24 hr functional dispensaries in Delhi, a nearby govt. hospital / empanelled private hospital or even any private hospital , in case of emergency.

41.Whom should I contact if the doctors are not present in the Wellness Centre / Dispensary?

Contact CMO i/c of the concerned Wellness Centre or Addl. Director, CGHS of concerned city or Director, CGHS.

42.In emergency who are all entitled to get treatment at Pvt Empanelled Hospital

Any beneficiary holding a Valid CGHS card.

43.What should I do in case of emergency?

CGHS beneficiaries have the option to go to any of the 24 hr functional dispensaries in Delhi, a nearby govt. hospital / empanelled private hospital or even any private hospital
44.What are the papers to be submitted for any investigation by an empanelled diagnostic centre?

Original or self attested copy of prescription of CGHS Doctor / Government specialist

Copy of CGHS Card of the patient and main card holder (head of family).

45.What are the criteria for Entitlement of Treatment endorsed on CGHS Card like General ward / Semi-Pvt ward or Pvt. Ward in CGHS Empanelled Hospitals?

Endorsement of entitlement for general/semi- private/private ward facility is done according to their basic pay / basic pension as under :
Upto Rs. 13,950/- per month - Entitlement : General Ward
Rs. 13,960/- to 9,530/- per month -Entitlement: Semi-private Ward
Rs. 19,540/- and above - per month - Entitlement : Private Ward

46.Which are the categories eligible for cashless treatment?

Hospitals shall provide credit facility to the following categories of CGHS beneficiaries (including dependant family members, whose names are entered on CGHS Card):
Members of Parliament;
Pensioners of Central Government drawing pension from central estimates;
former Vice-presidents, Former Governors and former Prime Ministers;
Ex-Members of Parliament;
Freedom Fighters;
serving employees of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (including attached / subordinate offices under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare)

47.What should I do if the empanelled hospital refuses to entertain or give a step-motherly treatment?

Contact CMO i/c of the concerned Wellness Centre or Addl. Director, CGHS of concerned city or the nodal officer for grievances.

48.I am a serving employee of an autonomous body, holding CGHS card. Who will give me permission for treatment on the recommendation of Govt. specialist?

Permission for specific treatment procedure as advised by a Govt. Specialist at private empanelled hospitals shall be granted by the Head of Autonomous body in respect of serving employees as well as pensioners of Autonomous bodies covered under CGHS.

49.What is the time within which my medical claim is to be reimbursed?

If all documentation is complete medical claims of pensioners are cleared in 45 days.

50.What can I do if my claim is unnecessarily delayed?

Pensioner beneficiaries can contact the Additional Directors of concerned city / zone on any Wednesday between 11 A.M. and 1 P.M.

51.I am a CGHS Pensioner.  My wife was admitted in pvt hospital in emergency state. How to get reimbursement of money spent on her treatment?

Apply to CMO I/c of WC with :
  • MRC forms duly filled in as per Check list
  • Copy of Discharge summary
  • Hospital bills with break-up
  • Receipts in original
  • Copy of the valid CGHS Card
  • Copies of other documents issued by hospital
MRC forms are available with CMO I/c and can also be downloaded from CGHS Website
Serving employee in similar cases shall submit the medical claim to his department.

52.My original papers having bills, Receipts of hospital treatment are lost. Can I claim on duplicate papers?

Yes.With affidavits on Stamp paper.Details of Draft for Affidavit may be seen in the instructions sheet appended to Medical Claim Form available at and CMO i/c.

53.My husband/wife was a CGHS card holder. He/She was sick and died while in hospital. How do I get MRC?

Apply to CMO I/c of WC with :

1. MRC forms duly filled in as per Check list
2. Copy of Death summary
3. Hospital bills with break-up
4. Vouchers in original
5. Copy of the valid CGHS Card
6. Death Certificate
7. Affidavit on Stamp paper of yourself being Legal Heir and NOC from other legal heirs in favour of claimant
8. Copies of other documents issued by hospital

Draft for affidavit may be seen in the instructions sheet appended to the Medical Claim Form available at CGHS Web site at

54.I retired in Dec 2011. Due to certain reasons I had to go to my native place in Uttranchal and could not make pensioner's CGHS card. In May 2012 I came to Delhi and had Heart attack. In emergency I was treated in pvt hospital .I got CGHS Card made after discharge but I have been refused reimbursement of the expenditure incurred.

After retirement three months grace period is given to get CGHS card made.
The treatment taken and expenditure incurred thereon within the grace period of three months from the date of retirement will be allowed and expenditure reimbursable subject to the condition that the beneficiary has either obtained or applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription within one month of expiry of the grace period of three months.
The expenditure on treatment taken after the grace period of three months from date of retirement will not be reimbursable unless the beneficiary has obtained a valid CGHS card or has applied for CGHS pensioner card with all documents and requisite CGHS subscription prior to taking such treatment.

55.I went to Hyderabad to visit my son and had fracture of leg bone. I received treatment from a pvt hospital. Shall I get full reimbursement?

Reimbursement for treatment taken in a private hospital under medical emergency shall be considered as per CGHS rates only.

56.Is treatment for IVF reimbursable?

IVF treatment is approved under CGHS. The details may be seen as per Office Memorandum Z.15025/5/2011/CGHS III/CGHS(P) dated 22.11.2011 , which can be downloaded from CGHS Website at

57.Are ambulance charges reimbursable?

Yes. Ambulance charges are reimbursable within the city , if there is a certificate from treating doctor that conveyance by any other mode would definitely endanger patient's life or would grossly aggravate his/her condition.

58.I have a Mediclaim Insurance Policy. Due to emergency received treatment in a pvt hospital. Some amount was paid by Insurance Co. can I get balance from CGHS

Yes. First Bills are submitted to Insurance Company.Duplicate bills with certificate from Insurance Company may be claimed from CGHS by Pensioner CGHS beneficiaries.CGHS shall consider reimbursement at CGHS rates or actual whichever may be less. However, the total reimbursement from both sources should not exceed actual expenditure.
Serving employees shall submit claim to department for reimbursement.

59.I submitted MRC for Rs. 1 Lac 20 thousand but I was reimbursed only Rs. 45,800/-. Why total amount was not reimbursed?

Government has no agreement with private hospitals , which are not empanelled under CGHS for charging CGHS rates. However, if treatment is undertaken at private non- empanelled hospitals under emergency , reimbursement will be limited to CGHS rates or actual, whichever may be lower. Since, non empanelled private hospitals often charge at rates different from the CGHS rates there will be difference in the amount reimbursed if the private hospital chatges are higher than CGHS rates.

60.I want to get my Cataract Surgery done at Pvt empanelled hospital ? How can I get it done

Beneficiaries are required to obtain advice from a Govt. Specialist / CMO i/c for Cataract surgery. Pensioners can apply to CMO I/c of WC for permission to obtain the treatment at one of the empanelled hospitals of his /her choice.
Serving employees to apply to his / her Department / office.

61.Is it necessary that the Govt specialist should write 'referred to CGHS empanelled Hospital' for obtaining permission?

Advice of Government specialist is required only for the specific treatment procedure / investigation to be undertaken. There is no need to specifically refer to any empanelled hospital/ diagnostic lab. It is the choice of beneficiary to under treatment / investigations at any of the empanelled hospitals / diagnostic laboratories after obtaining permission from competent authority.

62.CMO Incharge does not refer me to Pvt. Hospitals on my request?

As per CGHS guidelines there is no provision for OPD referrals to private empanelled hospitals except in satellite towns of NCR

63.I am an accredited journalist with CGHS Card Can I seek treatment in Pvt. empanelled Hospitals in emergency and get credit facility?

No. Journalists are entitled only for OPD treatment from dispensaries and treatment from Dr.RML Hospital. Journalists are not entitled for reimbursement for treatment from empanelled hospitals.

64.What are the facilities available to me if I am a pensioner in a non- CGHS area ?

ia.Pensioner residing in non- CGHS covered areas have the option to become CGHS beneficiary and avail CGHS facilities from the nearest CGHS covered city.

b.Pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas have also the option to avail Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs500/- per month and opt not to avail CGHS facility.

c.Pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas have also the option to avail Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs500/- per month for OPD treatment and obtain CGHS card from nearest CGHS covered city for inpatient facilities under CGHS. No OPD medicines shall be issued in such cases.

d.CGHS pensioner beneficiaries (and their dependant and eligible family members) who are holding a valid CGHS Card and residing in a non-CGHS area shall be eligible to obtain inpatient medical treatment and also follow up treatment from Govt. Hospitals / CS(MA) /ECHS approved hospitals on proper referral from CGHS dispensary and submit the medical reimbursement claim to the Addl. Director/ Joint Director of CGHS of city where the CGHS card is registered.

ii.In case of medical emergency , treatment may be obtained from any hospital and medical claim shall be submitted to AD/JD , CGHS of the concerned city.

iii.Reimbursement shall be limited to the CGHS rates of the city where the card is registered and as per the ceiling rates and ward entitlements or as per actuals, whichever may be less.

65.I am a serving employee residing in a place close to a city covered under CGHS. Can I get CGHS card issued from the nearest CGHS city?

There is no provision to avail CGHS facilities in respect of serving government employees residing in non-CGHS covered areas. They are covered under CS(MA) Rules 1944.

66.I have retired from Delhi. Now I want to settle in a city where no CGHS facility is available . How to cover my family for medical care?

Pensioners are eligible for CGHS facilities and can obtain CGHS card from the nearest CGHS covered city.

67.Can general public-avail treatment at CGHS Wellness Centres?

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The following ailments may be treated as emergency which is illustrative only and not exhaustive, depending on the condition of the patient:

Acute Coronary Syndromes (Coronary Artery Bye-pass Graft / Percutaneous, Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) including Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Paroxysmal Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Temponade, Acute Left Ventricular Failure I Severe Congestive Cardiac Failure, Accelerated Hypertension, Complete Heart Block and Stoke Adam attack, Acute Aortic Dissection.
Acute Limb Ischemia, Rupture of Aneurysm, Medical and Surgical shock and peripheral circulatory failure
Cerebro-Vascular attack-Stokes, Sudden unconsciousness, Head injury, Respiratory failure, decompensated lung disease, Cerebro-Meningeal infections, Convulsions, Acute Paralysis, Acute Visual loss, Acute Abdomen pain, Electric Shock
Road Traffic Accidents 1 with injuries including fall. Severe Hemorrhage due to any cause, Acute poisoning, Acute Renal Failure.
Acute abdomen pain in female including acute Obstetrical and Gynecological emergencies
Any other life threatening condition.

Reply:- In emergency the hospital will not refuse admission or demand an advance payment from the beneficiary or his family member and will provide credit facilities to the patient whether the patient is a serving employee or a pensioner availing CGHS facilities, on production of a valid CGHS card and the hospital shall submit the bill for reimbursement to the concerned Deptt./Ministry/CGHS. The refusal to provide the treatment to bonafide CGHS Beneficiaries in emergency cases and other eligible categories of beneficiaries on credit basis, without valid ground, would attract disqualification for continuation of empanelment.

The nature and appropriateness of the emergency is subject to verification, which may  be verified, inspected or medically audited by the nominated authority on random basis at its own discretion. The Hospital will intimate all instances of patients admitted as emergencies without prior permission to the CGHS authorities / BCA appointed by CGHS within the prescribed time.
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