Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners - Railway Board Orders

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners - Railway Board Orders

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBA No.38/2012

No.2012/AC-II/21/Misc. Matters
New Delhi, dated 02.11.2012
General Managers/FA&CAOs/CPOs
All Indian Railways and Production Units

Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners

Railway Board has been receiving representations from Pensioners / Pensioners Association and Federation on the issue of non-payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners on account of non-endorsement / wrong endorsement of their eligibility in the PPO.

Considering the grievances of a large no. of pensioners, it has been decided to make uniformity and clarity in the endorsement for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance on the PPO, by All Rlys/Units as under:

"Whether eligible for FMA - YES / NO.”

This would, however, he subject to:

(i) sanction accorded by Pension Sanctioning Authority for employees retired / retiring after 21.04.1999 and

(ii) pensioners satisfying the condition of eligibility for grant of FMA in tenus of extant instructions/guidelines issued from Board vide letter no. PC-V/98/7/1/1 dt 21.04.99 followed by letter dt. 01.03.2004, 24.07.2007, 07.02.2008, letter no.PC-V/2010/A/Med./1 dt 29.06.2010, PC-V/2011/Med/1 dt 07.06.2011 and 26.08.2011.

For pensioners retired before 21.04.1999, Option for Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) would be considered by pension disbursing authority (bank) in terms of provisions/guidelines contained in Board’s letter referred to above.

(S.N. Mathur)
Director Finance/CCA
Railway Board

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