Central Government Employees Health Insurance Scheme – No Time Frame for implementation

Central Government Employees Health Insurance Scheme proposed for Central Government Employees

Govt says no time frame could be assured for implementation Central Government Employees Health Insurance Scheme

With respect to a query raised in Parliament, it was replied by Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad that Government is making all efforts to improve Health Care facilities of Central Government Employees and Pensioners under CGHS and Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. It was also informed by the Minister that Central Government employees health insurance scheme has been included in 12th five year plan and as such no time frame could be assured by Government for implementation of this scheme.

The text of Minister’s reply is as follows.

“It has been a constant endeavor of the Government to improve the health care facilities for the Central Government employees and pensioners under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. In addition, Government has mooted a proposal for introduction of a Health Insurance Scheme for the Central Government employees and pensioners with special focus on Non-CGHS areas.
Proposals were invited from the Insurance companies in March, 2010. However, it was subsequently decided to initiate the process afresh after obtaining the approval of Planning Commission and inclusion of the scheme in the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP). No specific time frame can be given for introduction of the health insurance Scheme”.
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