7th CPC: Fixed Medical Allowance to Pre 01.04.2003 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners: PCDA Circular No. 586

7th CPC: Fixed Medical Allowance to Pre 01.04.2003 retired Armed Forces Pensioners/ Family Pensioners: PCDA Circular No. 586

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No. 586 
Dated: 25th September, 2017

To,
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1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai- 400051
2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBl Bank
3. Nodal Officers, lCICl/ HDFC/ AXlS/ IDBl Banks
4. Managers, All CPPCs
5. Military and Air Attache, lndian Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal
6. The PCDA (WC), Chandigarh
7. The CDA (PD), Meerut
8. The CDA, Chennai
9. The Director of Treasuries, All States
10. The Pay and Accounts Officer, Delhi Administration, RK Puram and Tis Hazari, New Delhi
11. The Pay and Accounts Office, Govt of Maharashtra, Mumbai
12. The Post Master Kathua (J&K)
13. The Post Master Camp Bell Bay
14. The Pr. Pay and Accounts Officer, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, Port Blair
Subject: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners / Family Pensioners in such cases where date of retirement is prior to 01.04.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ MI Rooms and are not members of ECHS.

Reference: 1). This office Circular No. 544 dated 04.06.2015, Circular No. 451 dated 21.02.2011 and Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998.

2). GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August’ 2017.

Copy of GOI, MoD letter No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th August, 2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.

2. In terms of Para-1 of GOI, MOD letter dated 29th August’ 2017, the fixed medical allowance has been enhanced from ? 500 / - pm to ? 1000 /- pm with effect from 01.07.2017. Ex-Servicemen who retired after 01.04.2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. However, Pre-01.04.2003 retirees have the option of either joining the Scheme or draw Fixed Medical Allowance as per the extant rates.

3. The other conditions for grant of Fixed Medical Allowance as brought out in this Office Circular No. 208 dated 27.07.1998 quoted under reference shall continue to be in force. PDAs are requested to please review the cases and revise the Fixed Medical Allowance in all the affected cases accordingly.

4. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all alongwith Defence pensioners and Pension Disbursing Agencies.

No. Grants /Tech /0164/III

Dated: 25th September, 2017 
Sd/-
(Nasim Ullah)
Asstt. Controller (P) 

Copy to:

1. The Dy. Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of PPG & P(Deptt. of P&PW), Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.
2. Director (Pensions), Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence D (Pen/Sers), Sena Bhawan, Wing ‘A’ New Delhi.
3. Army HQrs AG’s Branch, PS-4(b) DHQ, PO New Delhi- 110011.
4. AHQ GS Branch, TA Directorate, DHQ PO New Delhi- 110011.
5. Naval HQrs, PP & A, DHQ PO New Delhi.
6. DPA, Vayu Bhawan, New Delhi- 11.
7. Air HQrs Ad PP & P- 3, West Block-VI, R. K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066.
8. Sr. Dy. CGDA(AT-II), O / O the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam Delhi Cantt- 110010.
9. PCDA (Navy) No.-1, Cooperage Road, Mumbai- 400039.
10. PCDA (WC), Chandimandir, Chandigarh
11. CDA (AF), West Block-V, R. K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066.
12. CDA, Chennai
13. CDA (PD), Meerut
14. ICDA (AF) Subroto Park, New Delhi- 110010.
15. Director of Audit, Defence Service, New Delhi
16. All Record Offices/ Regiment/ Corps.
17. Naval Pension Office, C/o INS Tanaji, Sion Trombay Road, Mankhurd, Mumbai-400088.
18. Air Force Record, Dhaula Kunwa, Delhi Cantt.
19. Director MP8(I of R)Integrated HQ of MOD(Army)AG’s Branch, Addl Dte Gen of MP/MP8(I of R) West Block-III, RK Puram ,New Delhi 110066.
20. All Add] CsDA/ It. CsDA in Main Office.
21. All GOs in Main Office.
22. The OI/C, G-1(M), AT (ORs)-Tech. & G-1/Civil (Tech.)
23. All SAOs/ AOs/ AAOs in Gts/ ORs Complex.
24. The OI/C, EDP Manual Service Section.
25. The OI / C, EDP Centre for modification of software.
26. The OI/C, EDP Centre (PHP)
27. The O I / C, EDP Centre (Website) for uploading the circular on the office website.
28. The OIC, G-2, G-3 & G-4 Section
29. TheOI/CO&MCell
30. The O I/C, DPTI.
31. The O I/C Pension Call Centre.
32. The O I/C Complaint Cell
33. The O I / C Defence Pension Liaison Cell.
34. The O I / C Reception.
35. Spare 
Sd/-
A K Malviya)
Sr. Accounts Officer (P)
No.1 (10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy)
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011
Dated: 29th August 2017

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

SUB: GRANT OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE (FMA) TO THE ARMED FORCES PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS IN SUCH CASES WHERE DATE OF RETIREMENT IS PRIOR TO 1.4.2003 AND WHO HAD OPTED NOT TO AVAIL MEDICAL FACILITIES AT OPD OF ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS/MI ROOMS AND ARE NOT MEMBERS OF ECHS.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 1(1)/98/D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 and letter No.1(10)/09-D(Pen/Policy) dated 12th January 2011 & No. 1(10)/2009-D(Pen/Policy) dated 5th May 2015 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.500/- pm. with effect from 19.11.2014 to Armed Forces Pensioners/Family' Pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual had opted for OPD treatment in Armed Forces Hospitals/ M.I. Rooms and convey the sanction of the President for enhancement of the amount of FMA from Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1000/-per month. The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.

2. Ex-Servicemen who retired on or after 01 Apr 2003 have to-become member of ECHS Compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. These orders applicable only in such cases, where the date of retirement is prior to 1.4.2003 and who had opted not to avail medical facilities at OPD of Armed Forces Hospitals/ Ml rooms and are not members of ECHS.

3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4. All other conditions as laid down in Government of India letter No. 1(1)/98-D(Pen/Sers) dated 15th June 1998 will continue to apply.

5. This issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence(Finance/Pension) vide their ID No. 32(9)/2010/Fin/Pen dated 16 August 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully
(Manoj Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
As per the standard distribution list.

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