MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE HELD BETWEEN THE
STAFF-SIDE, NATIONAL COUNCIL (JOINT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY) AND THE
OFFICIAL-SIDE UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY(P) AT 3.00 P.M. ON
S.No. 23 – Review of the income criteria
for the dependent parents of government employees in the wake of the
recent legislation of “Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior
Citizens Act 2007”.
Expenditure had through their letter dated 10.01.2017 informed that a
proposal for revision of income limit to Rs. 9000/- for dependency for
the purpose of providing CGHS coverage to family members, received from
MoH&FW, had been examined and the comments /approval of that
Department was conveyed to the MoH&FW vide D/o Expenditure ID No.
204/EV/2016 dated 19.10.2016. With regard to the demand for further
review of the limit of Rs. 9000/-, it has been stated that no such
proposal has been received in D/o Expenditure from MoH&FW.
of Health & Family Welfare had vide their O.M. No. B-12014 / 01 /
2016-JCM dated 05th April, 2017 informed that the income limit from all
sources for dependency for the purpose of availing CGHS had been revised
to Rs. 9,000/-plus the Dearness Relief on Pension. It has further added
that revision of income limit has been done recently and there is no
proposal with reference to review of income limit of Rs. 9,000/,
requested that the revisions have to be in accordance with the
“Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007”. It
was stated that in one such case the court had directed full
reimbursement. They requested that the issue may be re-examined.