Reimbursement of medical expenses to Pensioners
Reimbursement of medical expenses to Pensioners where payment of FMA is allowed to staff working in the interior where AMA not available
Reimbursement of medical expenses to Pensioners – Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare has forwarded the representation of BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH for Reimbursement of medical expenses to Pensioners where payment of FMA is allowed to staff working in the interior where AMA not available
Encl: As above.
Ministry of Health& Family Welfare.
Deptt, of Health & Family Welfare.
(Kind Attn: Shri V.P. Singh),
Copy to: Ski Mukesh Singh, Secretary, Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh, Central Office. 2- A, Navin Market, Kanpur-l.
Ref: BPMS / CSMA / 156 (8/1/L)
Smt. Sudha Krishnan,
Joint Secretary (Pers),
Govt of India, Min of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
Room No. 39-A, North Block,
New Delhi – 110001
Simultaneously, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, Govt introduced Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/- per month from 01.12.1997 to Central Government Pensioners/family Pensioners not covered under CGHS vide DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997. According to this scheme, a pensioner/family pensioner may opt either CGHS facility or Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/ which has been enhanced to Rs. 300/- vide your O.M. No. 390/2010-MS, Dated 14th July, 2010. Since the issuance of the O.M. dated 19.12.1997 the medical reimbursement of the Govt employee and their family members has been discontinued.
The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government/State Government/Local Municipality/Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled/granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 25/- or 100/- as FMA and whenever such medical facility will be provided to him, this FMA will be discontinued forthwith.