Fixed Medical Allowance increased for EPF Employees, Pensioners
Fixed Medical Allowance increased from Rs.1200 to Rs. Rs.2000 per month for EPF Employees, Pensioners and Family Pensioners
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Sub:- Enhancement in the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1200/- to Rs.2000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.03.2013, payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor medical treatment – regarding.
1 am directed to convey the approval of the 76th Executive Committee, CBT, EPF held on 25.02.13 and Hon’ble Labour & Employment Minister, Government of India for enhancement of the Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for pensioners and employees of EPFO from Rs. 1200/- p.m. to Rs.2000 p.m w.e.f. 1st March, 2013, subject to the following condition:-
(i) The enhancement of fixed medical allowance will he available to serving employees andpensioners (including family pensioners) of the Employees Provident Fund Organization. The serving employees of the Organization who are in the Head Office at New Delhi and Regional/Sub Regional Office at Delhi and at stations which are covered by the Central Government Health Scheme will not be eligible for Fixed Medical Allowance. As soon as any employee is covered by Central Government Health Scheme, the fixed medical allowance admissible to him/her shall be stopped.
(ii) If two or more members of family are working, in the EPF Organization, only one of them will be eligible for the facility of fixed medical allowance.
(iii) In the case of an employee whose wife/husband spouse is an employee of a Government or any other organization (including private firm/office) he/she will he required to give an undertaking that his/her spouse is not availing of medical facilities in case, if any granted by their respective employers.
(iv) The Fixed Medical Allowance will be in lieu of the medical facility available for outdoor treatment under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules 1944 as adopted by the EPF Organization for its own employee and pensioners.
(Authority: Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. or India. letter no.G-25012/2/2011-SS-I dated 07.06,2013)
ADDL. CENTRAL P.F. COMMISSIONER (HR)