Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Secondary Family Pensioners are entitled to FMA

Letter No. 4/6/2011-P&PW-(D) dt 26.08.2011 of Deptt of Pension & Pensioners welfare

Sub.: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to widowed/divorced/unmarried daughter in receipt of family pension.

1. In this regard attention is drawn to the instructions contained in OM dated 19.12.97 which stipulates the primary conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as under- “.... sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the grant of fixed medical allowance @ Rs.100/- p.m. to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners residing in areas not

covered by Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health & family welfare and orresponding Health Schemes administered by other Ministries/ Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure

on day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization.These orders shall apply to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners, who at the time of retirement/death were (governed byCCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 or other corresponding rules in operation prior to commencement of these rules and are eligible for medical facilities after retirement.”

2. The widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters in receipt of family pension being family pensioner are already covered by instructions quoted above.

Amitabh Dwivedi, Under Secretary to the

Govt. of India

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