what is definition of the word “family"?

what is definition of the word “family"?

For the purpose of making CGHS cards, who are 'dependant', and what is definition of the word “family"?

The term ‘family’ means and includes-
Husband 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.


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