CGHS – Plastic Card
Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi
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.
P Balakrishnan says
I am a pensioner having retired in 2006 from Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute(a constituent of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi), Bhavnagar, Gujarat. I have paid for the CGHS for life time. My city has Wadkardt hospital recognised for CGHS purpose by my office. Heart patients like me for hospitalisation we get paid under CGHS if the hospital is recognised for CGHS benefits, but then every month a heart patient incurs on an average Rs. 1800 or so. Can this outdoor treatment which is going to be life time for heart patient be reimbursed, I mean is there any CGHS dispensary where I can get the medicines free as an outdoor patient? Of course even my wife is constantly on treatment for various problems and I have never claimed on her behalf so far. Kindly enlighten me. I have filled the Pensioner Medical Identity Card form in Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar. I deposited Rs. 8400 as life time validity. For my heart stenting I got reimbersement for hospitalisation. I do not have a CGHS plastic card. Whether what I have paid(Rs. 8400) could entitle me for a CGHS Plastic card. My mail address is [email protected] if you are able to mail me your reply.