Recently the RSCWS (Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society) writes a letter to the Secretary of Finance (Expenditure) regarding the enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) from Rs.1000 to Rs.3000 per month for Railway pensioners & family pensioners.
While answering a question in Parliament, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh said the Fixed Medical Allowance has been increased from 500 to 1000 per month from July 2017.
The Central Government Civil Pensioners and Family Pensioners residing in areas that are not covered by the Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and its corresponding health schemes administered by other Ministries/Departments for their retired employees, who are not using the outpatient medical treatment (OPD Facilities) of that scheme, have the right to a Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs. 1000 per month.
The Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.1000 per month is in place to cover the daily medical expenses of individuals, which do not necessitate hospitalization. Initially set to Rs. 100 per month in 1997, the allowance has been revised numerous times since then, with an Rs. 300 per month update in 2008 and an increase to Rs. 500 per month in 2014. Recently, the FMA was once again increased to Rs.1000 per month with effect from 01.07.2017.
|1997||Rs. 100 per month|
|2008||Rs. 300 per month|
|2014||Rs. 500 per month|
|2017||Rs. 1000 per month|
Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF