No. PC-V/2010/A/Med./1 RBE No. 146/2014 dated 19.12.2014
Sub :- Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Railway pensioners / family pensioners – regarding.
At present Fixed Medical Allowance is granted to the Railway pensioners / family pensioners residing in areas beyond 2.5 Kms of Railway Hospital / Health Unit for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. Orders were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 29.06.2010 (RBE No. 92/2010) for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.09.2008.
2. In this connection, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DoP&PW), the nodal department on the subject, have advised vide their O.M NO.4/25/2008-P&PW(D), dated 19.11.2014 that the demand for enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance has been under consideration of the Government for some time past and the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance has been enhanced from Rs.300/- to Rs.500/- per month, subject to the fulfilment of the conditions that (i) pensioners should be residing beyond 2.5 kms from the nearest health unit and (ii) the pensioner should not be availing OPD facility (except in case of chronic disease). The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be as contained in Board’s letter No. PC-V/98/I/7/1/1, dt. 19.05.1999 (RBE NO.109/99) read with Board’s instructions dt.01.03.2004.
3. These orders will take effect from 19th November, 2014 i.e the date of issue of DoP& PW’s OM on the subject.
4. This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Hindi version is enclosed.
(N.P. Singh Dy.Director, Pay Commission – Railway Board