Refer to this Directorate letter of even no.dated 22nd July 2019 (copy enclosed) wherein a copy of OM dated 19th July 2017 of the Ministry of health and Family Welfare regarding extension of CGHS facilities to pensioners of Post and Telegraph was forwarded to your offices for further necessary action
It is requested that the O.M. No. S.11016/2/2015-CGHS(P)/EHS datcd 19″‘July, 2017 and along with O.M. No.S.14025/23/2013-MS.EHSS dated 29.09.2016 of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare may be circulated widely to inform all pensioners about the CCHS facilities available to them regarding guidelines for reimbursement of medical claims to pensioners to litigation from pensioners.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide its OM No.S.14025/23|2013-MS.EHSS dated 29n September, 2016 has clarified that CS(MA) Rules 1944 are not applicable to pensioners till date. The Ministry has issued the following guidelines for medical facilities to Central Government pensioners:-
a) Pensioners residing in CGHS covered area
1) They can get themselves registered in CGHS dispensary after making requisite contribution and can avail both OPD and IPD facilities.
2) Pensioners residing in CGHS areas cannot opt out of CGHS and avail any other medical facility (i.e. Fixed Medical Allowance). Such pensioners, if they do not choose to avail CGHS facility by depositing the required contributions, cannot be granted fixed medical allowance in lieu of CGHS.
b) Pensioners residing ln non- CGHS covered areas:
1) They can avail Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA @Rs.500/- per month revised to Rs. 1000/- from 01.07.2017.
2)They can also avail benefits of CGHS (OPD and IPD) by registering themselves in the nearest CCHS city after making the required subscription’
3) They also have the option to avail FMA for OPD treatments and CGHS for IPD treatments after making the required subscriptions as per CGHS guidelines’
All retired / retiring officers /Staff of the Department of Posts may please be advised to adhere to the above provisions and subscribe to CGHS facility by depositing the required contributions for availing medical facilities after retirement
This issues with the approval of the competent authority