The Central Government is contemplating introduction of a health insurance scheme for the central government employees and pensioners in consultation with other concerned Ministries/Departments. The proposal is to make this Scheme on voluntary cum contributory basis for serving employees & pensioners except for new joinees in respect of whom it is proposed to be on mandatory cum contributory basis. No time frame can be given at this stage for its introduction.
This information was given by Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.