Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA): Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)
भारत सरकार/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003
Date:- 20th May 2022
Minutes of the 32nd Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on 12.04.2022 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) at Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi.
(32.8) – Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)
The Ex-Defence Employees Welfare Association, Balasore mentioned that Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs. 1000/- p.m. to pensioners residing in Non-CGHS areas is insufficient for purchase of medicines every month as the cost of medicines has increased manifold after Covid-19. A request was made to increase the amount of FMA.
Discussion/Decision on the agenda item
JS (Pension), DoPPW informed that a proposal to increase the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance is under consideration. Based on the data received from the concerned Departments, financial implications on the proposal are being worked out and a reference will be made to Department of Expenditure shortly.