CGHS FAQ – what is definition of the word “family”?
Frequently Asked Questions about CGHS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WITH ANSWERS ABOUT CGHS
For the purpose of making CGHS cards, who are ‘dependant’, and what is definition of the word “family”?
The term ‘family’ means and includesHusband or wife, as the case may be, and other dependant family members. Dependant Family Members include: parents (female employee can have either her parents or her parents-in -law as dependents), sisters, widowed sisters, widowed daughters, minor brothers and minor sister, children and step-children wholly dependent upon the Government Servant and are normally residing with the Government Servant (son upto the age of 25 or till his marriage whichever is earlier and daughter till she gets married). Also now ‘dependent’ includes, dependent divorced /separated daughters (including their dependant minor children) and step-mother.
The term ‘dependent’ means that income from all sources including pension and pension equivalent of DCRG benefit is less than Rs. 9000 +DA per month. This clause is to be fulfilled for all ‘dependent’ family members. However, there is no such clause as dependency in respect of spouse.