BPMS Appeals for Increase in Fixed Medical Allowance
The Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh (BPMS), an all India federation of defence workers and an industrial unit of B.M.S, has sent a reminder letter to the Secretary of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, requesting an enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Central Government pensioners and family pensioners. The current allowance is Rs. 1,000 per month, which was implemented from 01.07.2017, and the federation is requesting an increase to Rs. 5,000 per month due to the increased medical expenditure caused by the corona pandemic.
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
REF: BPMS/ DoP&PW/ FMA/ 156(8/1/L)
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions,
Govt of India, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110 003
Subject: Enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA).
Reference: This federation letter of even no dated 29.08.2022
With due regards, it is submitted that Fixed Medical Allowance is granted to the Central Government pensioners/ family pensioners residing in areas not covered under Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and corresponding health schemes administered by other Ministries/ Departments for their retired employees for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization.
At present, this allowance is being granted @ 1000/- per month to all eligible pensioners/family pensioners with effect from 01.07.2017. DoP&PW reviews this amount periodically in order to soothe the effect of inflation on Medical Expenditure.,
It is worth to mention here that corona pandemic has skyrocketed the expenditure on Medical Treatment. Therefore, the federation had ‘represented the subject matter through its letter cited under reference mentioning that pensioners, erstwhile members/ officer bearers of this federation, are approaching this federation with request to do needful for enhancement of Fixed Medical Allowance from existing %1000/- to $5000 per month . But any action from your end is still awaited.
Therefore, you are again requested to peruse the matter and do the needful in this regard.
General Secretary/ BPMS &
Member National Council JCM
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