Fixed Medical Allowance-DOP&T Order

            DOP&T issued an OFFICE MEMORANDUM dated 26th May 2010,Granting Rs.300/- as Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS.

          This issue has been raised in the National Council Meeting and the staff side demanded that Fixed Medical Allowance to be enhanced up to Rs.600/-.Sources told that the Chairman, National Council on his response to this issue informed the Staff Side that Ministry of Finance considered to grant Rs.300/-. But the Staff side National Council not agreed with this.

          Two weeks after the meeting, now the order has been issued, in which it has been stated that "the demand for 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 FMA from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- per month. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force."

These orders will take effect from 01.09.2008.

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