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Coverage of CGHS to be notified - Limited to 5 km radius - One time choice to opt CGHS for employees outside the coverage

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011

No. C 14012/02/2018/CGHS-III/DIR
Dated: 6th April, 2018

Subject:- Clarification regarding demarcation of CGHS covered areas under CGHS Wellness Centre.
With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to state that in some of the CGHS Cities the areas covered under CGHS were not specified resulting in inconvenience to the beneficiaries. The matter has been reviewed and it is now decided that hereinafter the coverage of CGHS shall be limited to the areas within 5 km (approx.) radius of the CGHS Wellness Centres, in all CGHS covered Cities, where such demarcations were not specified. The Additional Director, CGHS concerned City shall notify such areas covered under CGHS Wellness Centres.
The serving Central government employees residing outside the CGHS covered areas shall be covered under CS(MA) Rules. However, in all CGHS covered cities the serving Central government employees residing within the Municipal limits of the city, shall be given a onetime choice to opt for CGHS (instead of CS(MA) Rules) from the nearest CGHS Wellness Centre.

Director, CGHS