DGEHS to adopt all provisions of Central Services Medical Attendance (CSMA) and Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)
Jasleen Kaur | July 5, 2010
The Delhi cabinet on Monday approved certain modifications in existing Delhi Government Employees Health Scheme (DGEHS) to make it similar to Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).
The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting presided over by the chief minister Sheila Dikshit. As per approved modifications, it is proposed to automatically adopt all provisions of Central Services Medical Attendance (CSMA) / CGHS under DGEHS.
It will also keep membership open ended like CGHS and will allow subscription by pensioners for lifelong benefit by depositing a total subscription of 10 years. Also, it will rationalize subscription of beneficiaries, simplify provisions for ministers, MLAs and senior officers and will allow cashless treatment to MLAs. Dikshit said that modifications in DGEHS will make the scheme as beneficial as CGHS is presently.
These modifications, she added, will bring further improvement in the scheme and better health care will be ensured to the beneficiaries.
The DGEHS was launched in April 1997 and have been earlier modified in the year 2003, 2005 and 2007. The scheme has already been extended to sitting and retired judges of High Court of Delhi, sitting members of Delhi Legislative Assembly and ex-members of Legislative Assembly and for serving staff of Education Department. Besides, fully funded autonomous bodies of Delhi Government can also opt for the scheme.
The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Delhi Police Commissioner on a complaint that police personnel attacked a female student and snatched cameras from media persons, who were recording the incident outside Ramjas College in Delhi University Campus on February 22.
The government`s expenditure on subsidies sustaining the public distribution system (PDS), meant to provide subsidised foodgrain, have risen over the years while the ratio of people below the poverty line has gone down, says and analysis of PDS grants for 2017-18 by PRS Legislative Research.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the award of 31 contract areas as part of the Discovered Small Field (DSF) Bid Round 2016. These fields were offered under new policy for small fields known as Discovered Small Field (DSF) policy, 2015, which offers improved fiscal terms with th
Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who spoke up against the ABVP on Twitter, has announced that she is withdrawing from `Save DU campaign` on Tuesday morning. The campaign was being held to protest against violence against students in the varsity campus. Her friend Ram Subramanian twee
Known for his indelible roles in Gangs of Wasseypur and Nil Battey Sannata, Pankaj Tripathi hails from a village in Bihar where many people still don’t have TV sets at home. His parents are farmers in Gopalganj district and the down-to-earth actor likes working in his farm whenever he visit
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in independent analyses, have declared 2016 the hottest year since 1880. Scientists have said that the planet witnessed three consecutive years of record heat. The