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R K Rao
09-09-2009, 08:29 PM

A lady in my office was availing CGHS facility for her mother. Her mother expired two years back.

The lady has now applied for CGHS facility for her mother-in-law.

What is the rule position ? Any specific authority (OM No. etc ?)

[ Pl. note - It is not known whether her mother-in-law is residing with her or not]



09-09-2009, 09:28 PM
A female government servant has got the option to include eiher her parents or her in-laws(parents) in the definition of family(.) her claim may be entertained accordingly

R K Rao
09-09-2009, 09:58 PM
Mr. Pathak,

Thank you for the reply, but in the present case, the lady had included her mother as her dependent in the CGHS card. It is only after her (mother's) death that the lady is now claiming inclusion of her mother-in-law.

See if you can throw more light with this position in view.



10-09-2009, 04:33 PM
i reckon its reasonable and one can change one's option when circumstances change.

12-09-2009, 04:05 PM
Due to recent computerisation of CGHS facility like writing prescription ,the CGHS members / patients were forced to forced to cumbersome redtapism!
For example in KK Nagar CGHS Hospital , the medicines prescribed by the specialist doctor has to be authenticated by the Chief Medical Officer of the CGHS. The patient after waiting in for consultancy of the specialist, he has to wait in a long costing his valuable time of atleast one or two hours to get the prescription authenticated by the CMO before getting the medicine pharmacy. There also he is forced to stand in a queue of atleast 30 minutes. Even after this he has to face the non availablity of medicines in CGHS and to wqait for atleast a week or ten days to get medicines procured. Meanwhile the CGHS has double its membership fee per month without eleminating the red tapism and relaxing or delegating the powers of signing the prescription!

There is a joke in Chennai if one servingemployee go to CGHS he has to apply for leave or he has to take 4 persons with hime simulatenously standing in the queues!

12-09-2009, 10:42 PM
Truly it is not a joke that we have to waste our valuable times in CGHS dispensaries even for minor problems but why we should blame only to CGHS dispensaries. Are we not wasting our time at every corner e.g. for paying regular monthly bills of electricity, telephone etc. and for many other works in government offices. Have we ever thought that we are also part of this system. Many a time we have also given this feeling to our consumers but then we have every excuse for our mistakes. Are we doing our work with full sincerety, if not then why we are expecting the same thing from others who is also a government servant. The entire system needs overhauling. The govt however take a step forward to improve the medical facilities given to CG employees and a proposal to introduce mediclaim facility for CG employee is under active consideration with the Govt. Hopefully the new scheme will solve our problems.

17-09-2009, 12:57 PM
with net payment facility at least in metros,the bill payment hassle has come down much-
but beleive me CGHS is the most user unfriendly set up one can come across-the doctors forget the basic reason for their exsistance-to serve the patients and about the staff less said the better-i feel a strong admin guy is required to man-manage in dispensaries as doctors most ofter fail in man-management-but it will add to the costs and make the scheme even more unviable?

18-09-2009, 08:20 AM
I agree with Jitenderji. These are matter of our attitude. Before criticising anyone, place yourself in his place and 98% of problems in Our Great Country, INDIA, will be solved. We are used to be absent from our seats for hours together, making others wait, but when it comes to our waiting, it is a Core Problem, which needs to be sorted out. The suggestion regarding online payment is available only to a very negligible portion of the public. I am not mentioning about the Govt. servants, but the general public who come over to our offices with numerous grievances. We often find it difficult to find the dealing hand/officer in seat even during the hours earmarked for public interface in office, leave aside the other times. So, let us decide to act positively to our clients and then try to complain about the hardships faced by us (instead first getting our grievances sorted out and then help others, which is the practice). The story of the man who gave the puzzle to his son with the world map on one side and a human face on the other side of it is the one which needs to be referred here. Once the human face is put in place, the world will atomatically be set right.

19-09-2009, 02:17 PM
i largely agree with what has been said about duty mindedness.

but simple point i want to make is medical negiligence has far greater ramifications of negitive impact than negligence in other spheres.it could become a matter of life and death.

23-09-2009, 05:36 PM
I was told that the fixed medical reimbursement for CG pensioners residing in non-cghs areas has been increased to Rs 500/- p.m. Is it true? If so can I get the relevant notification.
Is it also applicable to family pensioners?

Shanthi B
31-10-2009, 12:07 PM

I am serving in CMDC (SC) Pune. I have done my family planning in 2001. I was getting Rs.150 as my FPA before sixth pay commission . My GP is Rs. 4200/-. What would be my FPA according to Sixth Pay Commission?