Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners

On the issue granting Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners Railway Board has been receiving representations from Pension Pensioners/Pensioners’ Association and Federation on the issue of non-payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners on account of non-endorsement/ wrong endorsement of their eligibility in the PPO.  Hence, Railway Board has issued following Clarification to the effect that endorsement for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance on the PPO by All Rlys/Units  should be made in PPO subject to sanction accorded by Pension Sanctioning Authority for employees retired or  retiring after21.04.1999.  For pensioners retired before 21.04.1999, option ‘for Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) would be considered by pension disbursing authority (bank) in terms of provisions/guidelines contained in Board vide letter no. PC-V/98/7/1/1 dt 21.04.99 followed by letter dt. 01.03.2004, 24.07.2007, 07.02.2008 letter no. PC V/2010/A/Med./1 dt  29.06.2010, PC-V/2011/Med/1 dt 07.06.2011 and 26.08.2011.

The full text of this Railway Board is as follows.

You can also download this Railway Board order dated 02.11.2012 using the link below

Download Railway Board Order 12/AC-II/21/M isc. Matters dated 02.11.2012

Govt of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
RBA No. 38/2012

12/AC-II/21/M isc. Matters

New Delhi. dated 02.11.2012
General Managers/FA&CAOs/CPOs
All Indian Railways and Production Units

Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to railway pensioners.

Railway Board has been receiving representations from Pensioners/Pensioners’ Association and Federation on the issue of non-payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners on account of non-endorsement/ wrong endorsement of their eligibility in the PPO.
Considering the grievances of a large no. of pensioners, it has been decided to make uniformity and clarity in the endorsement for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance on the PPO by All Rlys/Units as under:

“Whether eligible for FMA – YES/NO.”

This would, however, he subject to :
(i) sanction accorded by Pension Sanctioning Authority for employees retired I retiring after21.04.1999 and
(ii) pensioners satisfying the condition of eligibility for grant of FMA in terms of extant instructions/guidelines issued from Board vide letter no. PC-V/98/7/1/1 dt 21.04.99 followed by letter dt. 01.03.2004, 24.07.2007, 07.02.2008 letter no. PC V/2010/A/Med./1 dt  29.06.2010, PC-V/2011/Med/1 dt 07.06.2011 and 26.08.2011.
For pensioners retired before 21.04.1999, option ‘for Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) would be considered by pension disbursing authority (bank) in terms of provisions/guidelines contained in Board’s letter referred to above.
Sd/-
(S.N. Mathur)
Director Finance/CCA
Railway Board
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