Aadhaar To Streamline Creation & Verification of CGHS Cards

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is adopting Aadhaar as the “Single Source of Truth” for creating and verifying CGHS cards. This move aims to address issues arising from mismatched information like name spelling, date of birth, or gender during application processes. CGHS has issued an Office Memorandum to this effect dated March 28, 2024.

Currently Identified Challenges:
  • Discrepancies in personal details between CGHS records and applicant information can lead to delays and inconvenience.
  • These mismatches often require additional documentation and verification steps.
The Aadhaar Solution:
  • Aadhaar, a unique identification system with biometric data, will be used to verify name, date of birth, and gender for CGHS applications.
  • This eliminates the need for manual verification of these details, potentially streamlining the process.
  • Faster processing of CGHS card applications for beneficiaries.
  • Reduction in errors and delays due to mismatched information.
  • Improved accuracy and consistency of data within the CGHS system.