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Merger of 19 Postal Dispensaries presently functioning in 12 CGHS covered cities with CGHS

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 
Department of Health & Family Welfare 
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

No. 4-212006-C&P/CGHS (P)

Dated the 9th July, 2013


Sub: Merger of 19 Postal Dispensaries presently functioning in 12 CGHS covered cities with CGHS.

In pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission, the following 19 (nineteen) Postal Dispensaries presently functioning in 12 (twelve) CGHS covered cities, i.e., Ahmadabad (3), Bhopal (1), Bhubaneswar (1), Dehradun (1), Guwahati (2), Jaipur (2), Jammu (1), Jabalpur (1), Lucknow (3), Pune (2), Ranchi (1) and Shillong (1) are hereby merged with the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).
2. All serving employees and pensioners of Department of Posts (DoP) and Department of Telecom (DoT) who are residing/settled in the above 12 cities and are beneficiaries of the 19 Postal Dispensaries shall now be covered under CGHS and the Postal Dispensaries shall be rechristened as CGHS Wellness Centres. CGHS membership to the pensioners will be confined to those who are residing / settled in these 12 cities only.

3. In so far as the existing facilities and manpower in position in these 19 Postal Dispensaries are concerned, the merger shall be effective as per the following terms and conditions:-
A.    All serving employees and pensioners of Department of Post (DoP) and Department of Telecom (DoT) shall have to abide by the CGHS rules and guidelines to become a member of the Scheme. They shall have to pay the requisite contribution as per the prevailing rates prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/CGHS. DoP and DoT will take necessary action to inform their employees and pensioners in this regard.
B. All existing facilities and infrastructure like buildings, furniture and fixtures, equipments etc. will be taken over by CGHS on ‘as is where is’ basis. The Department of Post shall handover the possession of the Postal Dispensaries accommodation to the Department of Health and Family Welfare /CGHS at a token rent of Re.1/- per annum. In the case of rented accommodations, CGHS will pay the rent from the date of taking over of the dispensaries.
C. All doctors of GDMO sub-cadre of CHS working in the above 19 dispensaries will be taken on roll of CGHS and they shall be placed under the administrative control of Department of Health and Family Welfare/CGHS for all purposes.
D. All employees (technical/non-technical staff) along with the work allocated and posts they are currently holding in these 19 Postal Dispensaries shall be taken over by CGHS. Their seniority and other condition of service in CGHS shall be governed by the relevant instructions and guidelines issued by DoPT from time to time.
E. All expenditure relating to these dispensaries including medicines, hospitalisation and other reimbursable expenses (of pensioners), salaries and other allowances to the Postal dispensary employees as a result of merger of these dispensaries shall be borne by CGHS from its own resources.
F. Local Committees shall be constituted in the respective cities with representatives from both CGHS and Postal dispensaries to resolve all staffing and other local issues arising on account of the merger in consultation with nodal Ministries.
4. These Orders shall be effective from 1st August, 2013.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s vide I.D No. I 8(3)/E.V/2008 dated 06.03.2013.
(V.P. Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File605.pdf

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