Central Government Autonomous Bodies – Not covered under CGHS

Central Government Autonomous Bodies are not covered under Central Government Health Scheme – Minister replies to a Parliament Question

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad replied related to a query raised in Parliament recently that since Ministy of Health and family welfare could not provide CGHS facilities to employees of Central Government Autonomous Bodies due to resource constraints, those employees could not be covered under Central Government Health Scheme. Th reply of the Minister and the list of Central Government Autonomous Bodies are as follows.

“This Ministry has been receiving proposals from various Institutions/ Autonomous bodies/Statuary bodies under Central Government for extending CGHS facilities to their employees/pensioners. A list of such institutions / organizations is annexed. A request from Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan was also received in the month of May 2012 in this regard.

M/o Health and Family Welfare has expressed its inability to extend CGHS facilities to them on account of resource constraints, especially the shortage of medical and paramedical staff besides the financial and other logistic constraints.

CGHS is a healthcare scheme primarily for the Central Government employees and pensioners. CGHS is currently available in only 25 cities across the country and a large section of Central Govt. employees and pensioners are out of CGHS coverage”.

Moreover, it is primarily the responsibility of the autonomous institutions to devise their own health schemes for their employees keeping in view their ways and means.

Annexure
S.No. Name of Institutions/Organisations
1 Employees Provident Fund Organization
2 Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh
3 Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha
4 Kendriya Vidalaya Sangathan
5 Press Council of India
6 Delhi Public Library
7 National School of Drama
8 National Human Rights Commission
9 Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth
10 National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development
11 Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts
12 National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
13 Inland Waterways Authority of India
14 Institute of Hotel Management
15 Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun
16 Sahitya Akademi
17 National Green Tribunal
18 National Council of Rural Institutes
19 Central Detective Training School, Jaipur
20 Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Meerut
21 National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chandigarh.
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