7th CPC CGHS Subscription: Clarification for Pensioners/Family Pensioners OM dated 09-02-2017 & 21-02-2017

No. S.11011/11/2016- CGHS (P)/EHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
EHS Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 9 February, 2017


Sub: Revision of rates of subscription under Central Government Health Scheme due to revision of pay and allowances of Central Government employees and revision of pension/ family pension on account of implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- clarification reg.

Attention is drawn to this Ministry’s OM of even No. dated 9th January, 2017  and a subsequent OM of even no. dated 13/1/2017 , on the subject mentioned above.

2. This Ministry has been receiving several representations w.r.t. applicability of CGHS rates to pensioners superannuating on 31/1/2017. The matter has been examined in this Ministry and it is clarified that ‘those employees superannuating on or before 31/1/2017 and had submitted their application on or before 31/1/2017 may be allowed the subscription at the prevalent rates applicable as on 31/1/2017 vide OM No.  S.110111/2/2008-CGHS (P) dated 20/5/2009. Pensioners applying for CGHS pensioner card on annual/lifetime basis after 31/1/2017 will have to pay as per the revised rates effective from 1/2/2017 vide OM of even no. dated 13/1/2017’.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Bindu Tewari)


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