Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1000/- Per Month to Rs. 3000/- PM: RSCWS

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Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1000/- Per Month to Rs. 3000/- PM: RSCWS

Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1000/- Per Month to Rs. 3000/- PM: RSCWS writes to Secretary, Pension & Secretary Finance

RAILWAY SENIOR CITIZENS WELFARE SOCIETY
(Estd. 1991, Regd. No. 1881 – Under Registration of Societies Act)
Head Office: 32, Phase- 6, Mohali-160055 (Mob: 9316131598, 8360452584)
IDENTIFIED BY DOP&PW GOI- UNDER PENSIONERS’ PORTAL
MEMBER, SCOVA (STANDING COMMITTEE FOR VOLUNTARY AGENCIES)

No. RSCWS/CHD/Memo-FMA/2023-1

Dated: 27-3-2023

Secretary,
Department of Public Grievances,
Adm. Reforms &Pension,
5th Floor, Patel Bhawan, Parliament Street,
New Delhi-110001

Sub: – Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1000/- Per Month to Rs. 3000/- PM.

Ref: -GOI Min of Personnel, Public Grievance& Pensions, DoP&PW F.No. 4/34/2017-P&PW(D) Dated: – 31-01-2018

Respected Sir,

1. Vide above referred letter, the FMA was revised from Rs. 500/-PM to Rs. 1000/-PM in the year 2018 to meet the day-to-day expenses on medicines for those retired Central Govt. Beneficiaries who are residing beyond 2.5 KMs from any CGHS dispensary or any other health unit corresponding Health unit administered by other Ministries/Departments. On the other hand EPFO pensioners continue to get Rs. 2000/- PM since 01.03.2013.

2. Since 2018 till date the FMA is paid per month on the above rates. In these five years price index has risen manifolds and rates of medicines also increased exorbitantly.

3. Moreover, Parliamentary committee on Pensioner’s Grievance in its 110th report already submitted on 10.12.2021 has recommended the enhancement vide para3.14, sub Para (iii) “Fixed Medical Allowance may be enhanced from Rs 1000 to Rs 3000 per month since most pensioners are suffering from different diseases at old age and are unable to manage with meagre pension as CGHS hospital is not available in every town”.

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4. As per para 2.21 of 120th Action Taken Report, “DoP&PW will take-up the issue of enhancement of FMA with the Finance Ministry.”

5. In view of above Fixed Medical Allowance be enhanced from Rs 1000 to Rs 3000 per month since most pensioners are suffering from different diseases at old age and are unable to manage with paltry sum of Rs. 1000/- per month.

(Harchandan Singh)
Secretary General/RSCWS
Chandigarh-Mohali-Panchkula

Copy for favourable consideration & necessary action to: –

1. Secretary Finance (Expenditure), North Block, New-Delhi
2. Director General/HR, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Rakesh Sharma 6 months ago

    I am spending Rs 4000/- to Rs 5000/- on medicines per month on me and my wife against Rs. 1000/- given by the government. Really very miserable situation. Nobody is going to listen.

  • Kanchan kumar saha 11 months ago

    It is very difficult to manage medical expenditure with this meager amount as well as to continue medical insurance with this high rate of premium. Please pursue this matter on priority.

  • Abraham M P 11 months ago

    The present FMA will s ₹ 1000/ and it is very less for my cardiac treatment! The medicines not available in Rly Health Unit are purchased at very high cost exceeding ₹1000/
    Kindly enhance to ₹3000/ as I need at this age of 90 yrs👏

  • R. S. Rathore 12 months ago

    This deef & dumb central govt. neither honoring the decisions of courts nor the apex court in various matters relating to central employees & pensioners. The attitude is really unfortunate & deserves condemnation. We want fair play  and justice in various matters by the govt. which  are apparently justified  & genuine .