Reconsideration of Rates of Subscription under Central Govt. Health Scheme revised on account of Revision of Pay & Allowances / Pensions consequent upon implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.
BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ
Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda
Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Union of India, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi- 110001.
Subject: Reconsideration of Rates of Subscription under Central Govt. Health Scheme revised on account of Revision of Pay & Allowances / Pensions consequent upon implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.
Reference: Office Memoranda No. S. 11011/11/2016 CGHS (P)/ EHS Dated: January 1, 2017 and January 13, 2017 of GOI, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, EHS section, New Delhi —110001.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide their memo-randa referred above has revised the rates of subscription to CGHS for Central Govt. employees and Pensioners effective fromFebruary 1, 2017. Bharat Pensioners Samaj, a Federation of all All India Central Govt Civil Pensioners Associations including Defence civilians, postal and Railways having over 650 affiliates / associates, has received numerous representations from individual members who retired long back and wish to enroll themselves now under CGHS and also from affiliates on the exorbitant hike in the subscription rates of availing CGHSfacilities.
2.BPS wishes to draw your attention to the fact that many of the past pensioners did not join CGHS at the time of their retirement for reason that CGHS had no facilities in the city chosen by the pensioners for their post-retirement settlement, mostly at their native places. Sir, you may be aware that CGHS is available only in 26 cities of India, the latest inaugurated at Visakhapatnam January 9, 2017 by your honour along-with Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’bleMinister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban PovertyAlleviation; Parliamentary Affairs, UOI. CGHS facilities in 26 cities is too short a Medicare facility for 10.81 lac Central Govt pensioners / family pensioners plus 5.55 lac defence civilian pensioners plus 3.25 Lac postal pensioners i.e.19.61Lac of pensioners/family pensioners scattered throughout the country.