Requirement of residence proof to renewal of expired CGHS Plastic Cards
While answering in the Parliament to a question regarding above mentioned the topic, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad said that ‘Proof of Residence is required for issuing CGHS cards. However, Affidavits are also accepted in absence of commonly accepted proof of residence. He also said that CGHS cards in respect of serving employees and their dependent family members are issued on the recommendation of their Administrative Department / Office. It is incumbent upon the Administrative Department / Office to ascertain the residential status of their employee and his family members from their office records and documents submitted by the employee as their proof of residence. They can also accept Affidavits in absence of valid proof of residence’.