Railway Board vide its order RBE No.92/2010 dated 29-06-2010 decided to Grant Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Railway pensioners/family pensioners
In pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, instructions regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.100/- p.m. to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioners were issued vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21-4-99 and subsequently amended from time to time; the last being letter No.PC-V/20066/A/Med./1 dated 15.09.2009.
In this connection, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW), the nodal Department on the subject have advised vide OM No.4/25/2008-P&PW (D), dated 25-5-2010 that the demand for enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance has been under consideration of the Government for some time past and the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance has been enhanced from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- per month. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance shall continue to be in force.
These orders shall take effect from 01-09-2008.
This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.