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April 10, 2013 by GConnect Team Leave a Comment

Central Government Autonomous Bodies are not covered under

Central Government Health Scheme Minister replies to a
Parliament Question
The Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad replied related to a query
raised in Parliament recently that since Ministy of Health and family welfare could not provide
CGHS facilities to employees of Central Government Autonomous Bodies due to resource
constraints, those employees could not be covered under Central Government Health Scheme.
Th reply of the Minister and the list of Central Government Autonomous Bodies are as follows.
This Ministry has been receiving proposals from various Institutions/ Autonomous
bodies/Statuary bodies under Central Government for extending CGHS facilities to their
employees/pensioners. A list of such institutions / organizations is annexed. A request from
Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan was also received in the month of May 2012 in
this regard.
M/o Health and Family Welfare has expressed its inability to extend CGHS facilities to them on
account of resource constraints, especially the shortage of medical and paramedical staff
besides the financial and other logistic constraints.
CGHS is a healthcare scheme primarily for the Central Government employees and
pensioners. CGHS is currently available in only 25 cities across the country and a large section
of Central Govt. employees and pensioners are out of CGHS coverage.
Moreover, it is primarily the responsibility of the autonomous institutions to devise their own
health schemes for their employees keeping in view their ways and means.

Name of Institutions/Organisations

Employees Provident Fund Organization

Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh

Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha

Kendriya Vidalaya Sangathan

Press Council of India

Delhi Public Library

National School of Drama

National Human Rights Commission

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rastriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth


National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development


Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts


National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur


Inland Waterways Authority of India


Institute of Hotel Management


Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun


Sahitya Akademi


National Green Tribunal


National Council of Rural Institutes


Central Detective Training School, Jaipur


Clinical Research Unit (Unani), Meerut


National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research,