Subject: Clarification regarding issue of medicines under CGHS
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that the situation arising out of issue of Office Memorandum No.2-2/2014/CHGS(HQ)/PPTY/CGHS(P) dated the 25th August, 2014 has been engaging the attention of Government for quite some time. Various representations about the difficulties being encountered have been receivedfrom different stakeholders i.e. beneficiaries and doctors, necessitating a review of the matter. It was accordingly considered by a Committee under the Chairmanship AS&DG, CGHS. After careful review and keeping the recommendations of the Committee in mind, the following guidelines are issued to streamline the functioning of the Wellness Centres:
(i) The medicines are to be issued as per the CGHS Formulary and guidelines issued by this Ministry in this behalf.
(ii) In case the prescribed medicines are not available in CGHS Formulary, but are essential for the treatment of the patient, they can be issued / indented by the doctors of the CGHS Wellness Centre on the basis of a valid prescription of the authorized specialist subject to the condition that such medicines are neither dietary supplements/ food items nor banned drugs. Instructions on this issue i.e. non-admissibility of food items etc. vide OM No. 39-3/2003-04/CHGS/MSD/RS dated 23rd July, 2009 and 3rd August, 2009 must be followed.
(iii) In case of anti-cancer drugs and other life saving drugs that are not approved by the DCGI for use in India, each case should be considered by the Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Special DG (DGHS).
(iv) The Technical Standing Committee constituted vide 2-2/2014/CGHS(HQ)/PPTY/CGHS(P) dated 27.08.2014 of this Ministry will review addition or deletion of drugs in the CGHS Formulary/ list of Treatment procedures/ investigations/ listed implants. The Technical Committee will meet once in three months or as per need, whichever is earlier. In the meantime re-imbursement for unlisted procedures/ implants will be made at the rates approved by AIIMS/ GB Pant Hospital / actuals, whichever is less.
2. The O.M. of even number dated 25.08.2014 is superseded to the above extent while O.M. of even number dated 1.10.2014 is withdrawn.
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IBNS):
The Centre on Thursday said there is no proposal under its consideration to
reduce the retirement age from 60 to 58 years for its employees.
The retirement age for Central Government employees was revised from 58 to 60 years in 1997 on the basis of recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission.
The Centre’s total wages and salaries bill for its employees for the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 is Rs. 85,963.50 crore, Rs. 92,264.88 crore and Rs. 1,04,759.71 crore, respectively, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Jitendra Singh informed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha
CONFEDERATION AVAILABLE OFFICE BEARERS AND STATE SECRETARIES MEETING ON5th JANUARY 2015 AT 6 PM AT BANGALORE
1.All CHQ Office Bearers of Confederation
2. All State Secretaries of C-O-Cs
It is hereby notified that a meeting of the available Secretariat members and State Secretaries of the C-O-Cs of Confederation of Central Government Employees& Workers will be held at 6 PM on 05.01.2015 at Bangalore.
Venue: All India Camp Auditorium( Income Tax hall)
All available CHQ Office Bearers and State Secretaries of C-O-Cs are requested to attend the meeting
1. Implementation of the decisions of the National Joint Council of Action of Central Government Employees Organisations participating in JCM and related issues.
2. Any other items with permission of the Chair.
Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers
Shah Auditorium, Sree Gujarati Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil Lines (Opposite
Civil Lines Metro Stations) Delhi.
Time: 12:00 noon to 16:00 Hrs (12 AM to 4 PM)
JCM National Council Staff side
organisations will be organizing a National Convention of all Central
Government Employees at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. Railway. Defence and
Confederation will participate in the convention. Convention will adopt a joint
declaration on future course of agitational programmes on the following demands
of the Central Government Employees.
of wage revision of Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014 accepting
memorandum of staff side JCM, Grant interim relief and merger of 100% DA,
Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the time frame of 18
the Gramin Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.
privatization or FDI in Railways and Defence establishments.
ban on recruitment/creation of Posts.
outsourcing, contractorisation and privatization of government functions.
Withdraw the proposed move to close down the printing presses, stationery
offices and Medical Stores Depots. Regularise the existing daily rated/casual
and contract workers.
PFRDA and restore the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.
Labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of workers.
the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.
the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for
settlement of the demands of the CGEs.
the bonus ceiling.
five promotions in service career.
ALL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS OF
CONFEDERATION ARE REQUESTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WITHOUT
The meeting of the COC Karnataka will be held to 18th December 2014 at 6.30 pm at ITEF room Income tax office Bangalore,
1) Preparations for study camp.
2) outcome of JCM convention at New Delhi on 11th December 2014 on DA merger , IR, Date of effect of 7th Central Pay Commission.
4) Financial position of COC.
All members are requested to participate in the COC meeting at ITEF room on thursday the 18th December 2014 at 6.30 pm
I will be out of station from 8th December ( evening) to 17th December due to my visit to Delhi attending national seminar and personal work , It is requested to remit the study camp amount in COC account or remit the same with Finance Secretary Com Dominic @GPO Bangalore his contact number is 9480069255.
Please remit money of COC Karnataka in
Account No 100300000047 CA account of THE AGS EMPLOYEES CO-OP BANK LTD
Account name : COC Karnataka
IFSC Code: HDFC0CAGSBK, THE AGS EMPLOYEES CO-OP BANK LTD, HDFC BANK LTD
Please intimate me after depositing so that proper receipt is received by you.
MORE THAN 15000 POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES INCLUDING GRAMIN DAK SEWAKS & CASUAL, PART TIME, CONTINGENT EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATED
INDEFINITE STRIKE FROM 6TH MAY 2015
About 15000 Postal Employees marched to Parliament today under the banner of Postal Joint Council of Action (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS). Employees from all the 22 circles participated in the historic march with colorful banners, flags and caps shouting slogans against the negative attitude of the Government towards the demands of the Postal Employees. Grant of Civil Servant Status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and inclusion in 7th CPC, Merger of DA and grant of interim relief to all employees, scrap new pension scheme, Revision of wages of casual, Part-time contingent employees, implementation of cadre Restructuring committee report, settle 39 point charter of demands are the main demands raised in the Parliament March.
CGHS Hospitals under surveillance by the aegis of CGHS Officer to check irregularities including exploitation of patients
While replying to a question in Parliament today, Minster of Health & Family Welfare Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said that to ensure that the terms and conditions of the Memorandum of Agreement are followed scrupulously by the empanelled hospitals, a monitoring cell under the aegis of a senior officer of CGHS has been established to check irregularities including exploitation of patients”,
Treatment by CGHS empanelled hospitals in emergency cases
Recently, the Government has amended the terms and conditions for empanelment of private hospital under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS). Now, the hospitals are empanelled as a whole, meaning that all facilities available in the hospital would be provided to CGHS beneficiaries. Disease – specific empanelment has now been stopped.
To ensure that the terms and conditions of the Memorandum of Agreement are followed scrupulously by the empanelled hospitals, a monitoring cell under the aegis of a senior officer of CGHS has been established to check irregularities including exploitation of patients. There are provisions in the MoA including issue of Show Cause Notice, issue of warning, recovery of amount charged illegally from the beneficiaries, also confiscation of part or whole of PBG (Performance Bank Guarantee), and ultimately removal from theCGHS list, that can be resorted to in appropriate cases
The COC Meeting was presided over by COM
Jullina Vincent Vice President COC Karnataka held at ITEF Bangalore on
12th November 2014 . Has taken up following agenda.
1) Mass Squatting on 18th
November 2014 .
2) Trade union rally on 5th
3) National Convention on
11th December 2014 at New Delhi.
4) study camp preparations.
The General Secretary Com
P.S.Prasad briefed about the above in respect of Mass Squatting on 18th
November 2014 as per Confederation circular it was decided to
hold Mass Squatting on 18th November 2014 during lunch hour.
All Affiliates of COC Karnataka are directed to
observe the program effectively and issue press statements
Secretary Com P.S.Prasad briefed about the above in respect of Trade
union rally on 5th December 2014 as per Confederation
circular it was decided to join the trade union rally at
New Delhi and at various places . It was also noted more than
100 delegates will be
participating from Karnataka in the said
trade union rally.
The General Secretary Com
P.S.Prasad briefed about the above in respect of National Convention on
11th December 2014 at New Delhi for DA merger , IR and Date of effect
from 1/12014 as per Staff side circular & Confederation
circular it was decided to send 10 delegates for the
The General Secretary Com
P.S.Prasad briefed about the preparations of study camp, it was informed
that ITEF has agreed for meeting hall, The State Government Employees
federation has agreed to provide accommodation for 120 persons at
their guest house located behind NGO hall Cubbon park Bangalore which is just
half a km from the venue. More accommodation is required for another
60 persons at near by places , Com Umesh Kamatagi of AICGWBEA has agreed
to use his influence in getting accommodation at cheaper rates.
All affiliates are requested to contribute study camp amount
immediately.Accommodation for leaders will be booked at GPO, Income tax and
Central Excise guest houses.
It was decided to collect
Rs 400/- as delegate fee from Karnataka delegates. the registration
fee along with list of delegates to be intimated before 15th of December 2014.
The demand of RMS union for accommodating 80 members was
considered and it will be discussed with the CHQ and ITEF.
The coupons was distributed
to all affiliates for collection which should be done by 5th of December
The Committee has
been formed to distribute the work:
Com Juliana Vincent
Com Vinod ITEF
Com Janikiram NFPE
Com Ganeshan SOI
Com Maliikarjuna NFPE
Com Umesh Kamatagi
Com D.K.Bharathi Postal admin
Com M.B.Krishnappa NFPE
Com Vidya Simha AG'S
Com D. Jayaraman ITEF
Com Seethuraman ITEF
Com M.Ramakrishna NFPE
Com Mohan Pai Census
Com Bhaskar Central Excise
Com L .R..Srinivasan CGHS
Com Dominic Vijaya
Com C.A.Kamesharwary Meteorological
S.Radhakrishna President , Com Vekatramani , Working
President and Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary will co-ordinate the work.