Extension of Validity of CGHS Card in view of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Infection
Z.15025/17/2020/ D I R/CGHS/
Govt. of India
Min. of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS
545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 27th April , 2020
Subject: Extension of Validity of CGHS Card in view of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Infection
In view of the Corona Virus Disease(COVID-19) , all out efforts are made by the Government to contain its impact by instituting measures at community as well as at individual level. Guidelines for maintaining social distancing between individuals have already been issued by the Government.
2. In the spirit of above guidelines, the undersigned is directed to draw kind attention to the Office Order of even number dated 1.4.2020 vide which the validity of CGHS Cards expiring on 31st March 2020 has been extended in respect of CGHS pensioner beneficiaries contributing on annual basis and Central Government serving employees superannuating on 31.03.2020, as per the details given under:
i. In case of CGHS pensioner beneficiaries, who contribute the subscription on annual basis and whose CGHS cards are valid till 31st March 2020, the validity period may be extended till 30th April 2020 in the Data Base, by Additional Directors City/ HQ (in Delhi) on the basis of request received over e-mail from such beneficiaries. A paper print-out may be signed and scanned copy of the same shall be sent to the beneficiary by e-mail , with a direction to submit the relevant documents and subscription before 30th April 2020.
ii. Similarly, if a request is received by e-mail from serving employees, who superannuated on 31.03.2020 and are not in receipt of PPO, the CGHS Card may be converted as pensioner CGHS Card and validity period extended to 30th April 2020. A paper print-out may be signed and scanned copy of the same shall be sent to the beneficiary by e-mail with a direction to submit the relevant documents and subscription before 30th April 2020. Additional Director City/ HQ (in Delhi) will verify the date of superannuation from CGHS database before processing the request. If a Govt Servant superannuating on 31.03.20 was not a Member of CGHS during service then he will have to submit a proof of superannuation.
iii. The period of extension will be included when the card validity is regularized on depositing the subscription( including the subscription for the extended period).
iv. That these relaxations are being made to help the CGHS beneficiaries in view of extraordinary conditions due to COVID 19 and will not be cited as a precedence in future.
3. The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry, in view of the extension of Lockdown period and it is now decided that the validity period of the CGHS Card expiring on 31st March 2020 has been extended till 31st May 2020 in respect of CGHS pensioner beneficiaries contributing on annual basis and Central Government serving employees superannuating on 31.03.2020 and thereafter on the same terms and conditions as mentioned under Para (2) above.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division , MoHFW vide CD No 100 dated 21.04.2020.
(Dr. Sanjay Jain)