Age Limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners for avilingmedical facilities under CGHS...
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan,New Delhi-110003
dated 25th February, 2009
Subject : Age Limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners for avilingmedical facilities under CGHS and Central Servicecs (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 - Regarding.
The undersingned is directed to refer to this Ministry's O.M. of even number dated 31.5.2007 on the subject noted aboveand to say that the issue of inclusion of name of married son, aged below 25 years, in the CGHS Card of a CGHS beneficiariescovered under CS(MA), 1944 come up for consideration of this Ministry. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Deparment of Personnel & Training and it is clarified that the definition of "family" for the purpose of extending medical facilitiesto a beneficiaries under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules, 1972, CCS(LTC) Rules etc.; which does not include a married son even when below 25 years of age in the definition of "family" of the Central Government Employee / Pensioner.
It is therefore, clarified that, son of the Central Government Employee who is a (beneficiary under either CGHS or CS(MA) Rules, 1944) / pensioner CGHS beneficiaries who is married, cannot be included in the definition of "family" for the prupose of extending medical facilities under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules, even when hes is below 25 years of age and dependent upon the CentralGovernment Employee / Pensioner.
Deputy Secretary to the Governement of India
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