Fixed Medical Allowance to Armed Forces Pensioners opted not avail OPD of Armed forces hospitals

Fixed Medical Allowance to Armed Forces Pensioners and Family Pensioners who opted not avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed forces hospitals

Defence Ministry has issued letter to all the chiefs of the armed forces for grant of fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed forces Pensions/ Family Pensioners, who opted not avail medical facilities at Out Patient Department of Armed Forces Hospitals

No.1 (10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy)
Government  of India
Ministry of Defence
Department  of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New  Delhi-  110011

Dated:    5th   May, 2015

To

The  Chief of the  Army  Staff
The  Chief of the  Naval  Staff
The  Chief of the  Air  Staff

SUB:  GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL   ALLOWANCE    (FMA)  TO  THE ARMED FORCES   PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS    IN SUCH CASES  WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT   IS PRIOR  TO 1.4.2003   AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL   FACILITIES   AT  OPD OF ARMED FORCES· HOSPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS  OF ECHS.

Sir,

The  undersigned  is  directed to  refer  to  the  Govt. of India,  Ministry  of Defence letter  No. 1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers)    dated  15th June 1998  and letter  of even number dated   12th January  2011  regarding   grant  of Fixed  Medical  Allowance (FMA)   of   Rs.300/-     p.m.   with    effect    from    1.9.2008   to    Armed    Forces Personnel/Family  Pensioners   for  meeting   expenditure on  day  to  day  medical expenses  that  do not require  hospitalization   unless  the  individual  had  opted  for OPD treatment  in armed  Forces  Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms and  convey the  sanction of the  President for  enhancement of the  amount   of FMA from  Rs. 300/- to  Rs.
500/-. The other  conditions  for grant of FMA shall continue  to be in force.

2.          Ex-Servicemen   who  retired   on  or  after  01  Apr  2003  have  to  become member  of  ECHS compulsorily   and   are  not  eligible  to  draw   Fixed  Medical Allowance.   These   orders   applicable   only  in  such  cases,  where   the   date   of retirement is prior  to 1.4.2003  and who  had opted  not to avail medical  facilities at OPD of Armed  Forces Hospitals/ MI rooms  and are not members of ECHS.

3.        These orders  will take effect from 19.11.2014.

4.          All  other   conditions   as  laid  down  in  Government    of  India  letter   No.1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers)   dated  15th June 1998 will continue  to apply.

5.           This  issues  with  the  concurrence   of the  Ministry  of Defence  (Finance/ Pension)  videtheir  I.D. No. 32(9)/2010/Fin/Pen   dated  30.03.2015.

6.         Hindi version  will follow.

faithfully,

(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary  to the  Government  of India.

Download Ministry of Defence letter No.1 (10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 05.05.2015

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