Option for Central Govt Employees to avail CGHS Benefits either for their Parents or Parents-in-law – CGHS Order Dated 26 July 2023
The Central Government has introduced a new option for its employees to avail CGHS benefits for either their parents or parents-in-law, vide order no. H.11020/2/2023-EHS dated 26.07.2023. This move aims to provide healthcare coverage to a wider range of family members. Employees of both male and female Central Government employees can now choose to extend the benefits to their parents or parents-in-law, depending on their specific needs. This option will ensure that more individuals have access to quality healthcare services under the CGHS scheme.
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate of CGHS
CGHS Bhawan, RK Puram
Sector-13, New Delhi
Dated 26 July, 2023.
Sub: Option for Central Government Employees to avail CGHS benefits either for their Parents or Parents -in-law – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office memorandum No. 4(1)-18/63-H, dated 03.03.1987, issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, whereby a female Central Government employee was given the choice to include either her parents or parents-in-law for the purpose of availing the benefits under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) subject to the conditions of dependence and residence, etc., being satisfied.
- The matter has been reviewed and the undersigned is directed to convey the approval of Competent Authority to say that hereinafter, both male and female Central Government employees will have the choice to include either their parents or parents-in-law for the purpose of availing the benefits under CGHS subject to the conditions of dependence and residence, etc., being satisfied.
- The contents of Para 2 above shall be added to the definition of the term ‘Family’ for CGHS benefits.
- This OM shall supersede all other OMs issued in relation to this subject.