Age Limit for dependent children of Government servants and pensioners for availing medical facilities under CGHS and General Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944-regarding
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 31.05.2007 on the subject noted above and to say that the issue of inclusion of name of married son, aged below 25 years, in the CGHS Card of a CGHS beneficiaries and beneficiaries covered under CS (MA) 1944 come up for consideration of this Ministry. The Matter has been examined in consultation with the department of Personnel & Trainings and it is clarified that the definition of “family” for the purpose of extending medical facilities to a beneficiaries under CGHS /CS (MA) Rules of primarily based on the definition of “family” as indicated in the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 CCS (LTC) Rules etc; which does not include a married son even when below 25 years of age in the definition of “family” of the central government employee/pensioner
It is therefore, clarified that, son of central government employee who is a (beneficiary under either CGHS or CS (MA) Rules 1944)/pensioner CGHS beneficiaries who is married, cannot be included in the definition of “family” for the purpose of extending medical facilities under CGHS/CS (MA) Rules, even when he is below 25 years of age and dependent upon the central Government employee / pensioner.