Sunday, February 27, 2011

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces

Fixed Medical Allowance for Veterans & their 

Widows increased from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- permonth

Circular No.451        Dated:-21.02.2011

Subject:- Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces

Pensioners  residing in area not covered under ECHS.
Reference :-This Office Circular No. 208 (File No. Grants/Tech/0162-VIII dated 27.07.1998)
            A Copy of Government of India, MOD letter No. 1(10)/09-D (Pen/Policy) dated 12.01.2011, on the above subject is forwarded herewith as Annex to this circular for further necessary action at your end.
2.            The fixed medical allowance has been enhanced from 100/-pm to 300/-pm with effect from 01.09.2008. Ex Servicemen who retired after 01.04.2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical   Allowance. However, all Pre   01.04.2003 retirees have the option of either joining the Scheme or draw Fixed Medical  Allowance as per  the extant rates.
3.            The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as brought out in this Office Circular No.208 quoted under reference shall continue to be inforce. PDAs are requested to please review the cases and revise the Fixed Medical Allowance in all the affected cases accordingly.
No. Grants/Tech/0164/Vol –II
Dated:-21st  February 2011

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