Good news: You can get treatment in any hospital of the country in case of emergency, Mediclaim cannot be denied
The country’s highest court has handed down a major verdict in favor of central employees and pensioners. The Supreme Court has said that the scope of treatment cannot be limited to government employees and pensioners in the center. This means that central employees and pensioners will also be able to seek treatment in hospitals outside the CGHS panel.
An application was made by a pensioner
The whole matter is very complicated. The retired central government employee had demanded payment of the medical bill but the government was refusing to grant the medical claim as the pensioner was treated outside the CGHS panel at the hospital. In this regard, the Supreme Court has said that in case of emergency, medical claims should be sought for treatment in private hospitals outside the CGHS panel.
What will be the effect of the decision
This decision of the Supreme Court will be of great benefit to Central Government employees and pensioners as in case of serious illness, patients often have to seek treatment in private hospitals outside the panel of CGHS. Any such case will now be entitled to a medical claim. This decision will bring relief to many others who have been forced to undergo treatment outside the panel.
What is a CGHS panel?
Central Government Health Scheme is known in Gujarati as Central Government Health Scheme. The scheme was launched so that central employees do not have to wander for treatment. The scheme is run under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Central employees have been taking advantage of this scheme for the last 60 years. Over time, changes are also made to the plan so that employees can get the full benefit.
Salaries and pensions will increase
The government may take a decision soon in the interest of central employees as additional news in the DA will bring a wave of happiness to about 50 lakh central employees and 65 lakh pensioners. The government said the 17 per cent calculation, which is already being calculated, would enable central employees to get D.A. by 2021. Will continue to meet but is now expected to increase and it is hoped that the government may soon make the central employees happy.
Even a few days ago, the Modi government had given a big benefit to government employees in the pension scheme. An older pension scheme is more beneficial than NPS as it also protects the pensioner’s family. Retired employees are more secure if they get the benefit of OPS.
NPS implemented from January 2004
The new Pension Scheme (NPS) has been implemented since January 2004. At the same time, NPS came into force in many states on April 1, 2004. The special thing is that new employees in NPS will not get pension and family pension benefits like old employees at the time of retirement. The scheme carries a contribution of 10% salary and inflation allowance from the new employees. While the government contribution is 14%. Under the new decision, the government has allowed government employees associated with the National Pension Scheme (NPS) to join the ‘Old Pension Scheme’. Simply put, central employees who started government jobs on or before January 1, 2004. Now they can also take advantage of the old pension scheme. Thus the government employee has got this second benefit above. Mediclaim is extremely important. Now a large number of employees will be able to take advantage of the scheme after the Supreme Court ruling.