Fixed Medical allowance-FMA-Raised to Rs 500/- Per month

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003, Dated the 19th November, 2014.

Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government
                Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS.

The undersigned is directed to say that at present Fixed Medical Allowance is
granted to the Central Government pensioners/family pensioners residing in areas not
covered under Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare and corresponding health schemes administered by other
Ministries/Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure on their
day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization. Orders were issued
vide this Department's O.M. of even no. dated 26.05.2010 for enhancement of the
amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/-p.m. w.e.f. 1.09.2008.
2. The demand for further enhancement of FMA has been under consideration of
the Government for some time past. Sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for
enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from RS.100/- to RS.500/- per
month. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be
as contained in this Departments' OMs No,45/57/97-P&PW(C) dated 19.12.97,
24.8.98,30.12.98 and 18.8.99.
3. These orders will take effect from date of issue of this O.M.
4. These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt.
of Expenditure) vide their 1.0. Note No 58811EV/2014 dated 22.10.2014 and in
consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their UO No. 174
Staff(Rules)/02-2011 dated 12.11.2014.
(Harjeet Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


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