Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS – MoD Orders
G.I., Min. of Defence, O.M.No.9(6)/2014/D(Civ-II), dated 30.12.2014
Subject: Revision of Income limit for dependency for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to family members of the CGHS covered employees subsequent to implementation of recommendations of the VI CPC – Clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the above mentioned subject and to state as follow:
As per MoH&FW OM No. S-11012/1/98-CGHS(P) dared 10.12.2008 issued with the concurrence of Deptt of Expenditure vide ID No. 566/EV/2008 dated 4.11.2008 – “It has been decided , in consultation with the Department of Expenditure, to revise the income limit for the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to the family members of the CGHS covered Central Government employees to ‘Rs. 3500/- plus the amount of dearness relief on basic pension of Rs.3500/- as on the date of consideration.
The income limit for dependency of R 3500/- plus amount of the dearness relief on the basic pension of Rs.3500/- as on the dale of consideration. Shall also be applicable for the cases covered under CS(MA) Rules,1944 for the purpose of examining divisibility of family members of the Central Government employee for medical facilities under the Rules.”
2. However, the Note 1 below sub-section 1(1) of Section 4 of Swamy’s Compilation of the Medical Attendance Rules as amended vide Deptt of Expenditure ID No. 566/E.V/2008 dated 4.11.2008 states that “A member of the family is treated as dependent only if his/her incomes from all sources including pension/family pension is less than Rs. 3500/- (excluding dearness relief on the basis pension of Rs. 3500/-) “.
3. Since, the Note 1 below sub-section 1(1) of Section 4 of Swamy’s Compilation of the MA Rules is contradictory to the MoH&FW’ OM dated 10.12.2008, it is requested that the necessary clarification on the dependency of family members may be furnished to this Ministry immediately.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India