Wednesday, March 20, 2019

PCDA Circular No.618: 7th CPC Casualty Pensionary Awards for Defence Forces Pensioners/family pensioner - Minimum Pension @ Rs.18000/- w.e.f. 01.01.2016

Office of the Principal CDA(Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad- 211014
Circular No. 618
Dated: 13/03/2019

To,
  1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. Of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kuria Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai- 400051
  2. All CMDs, Public Sector Banks including IDBI Bank
  3. Nodal Officers, ICICl/ HDFC/ AXIS/ IDBI Banks
  4. Managers, All CPPCs
  5. Military and Air Attache, Indian 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: Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Provisions regulating Casualty Pensionary Award for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners-regarding.
Reference: This office Circular No. 570 dated 31.10.2016, Circular No. 582 dated 5.09.2017, Circular No. 585 dated 21.09.2017 and Circular No. 584 dated 07.09.2017.

Copy of GoI, MoD letter No. 16(3)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) dated 29th January 2019 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory, is forwarded herewith as annexure to this circular for further necessary action at your end.

2. As per ibid Govt. letter, it has been decided that following minimum ceiling shall be applied to the under mentioned casualty pensionary awards:

a. The Disability/Liberalized Disability/War Injury pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability/liberalized disability/war injury element as the case may be), shall be subject to minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month irrespective of degree of disability of the personnel.

b. The amount of special family pension,admissible to the families of Armed Forces personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.

c. The amount of liberalized family pension, admissible to the Child/Children of Armed Forces Personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.

3. All other provisions stipulated in above mentioned circulars which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.

4. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 01.01.2016.
5. This circular has been uploaded on this office website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination to all along with Defence pensioners and pension Disbursing Agencies.

No.Grants/Tech/05/LXXXI
Dated: 13/03/2019
(Sandeep Thakur)

DA from Jan 2019 @ 12%: MoD Order for Armed Forces Officers and PBOR including NCs(E)

No. 1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 11th March, 2019

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) — Revised rates effective from 01.01.2019.
Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004-D(Pay/Services) dated 18th September 2018, on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% with effect from 01.01.2019.
2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.
3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Pay rules of Defence Force Personnel.
4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.
5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2019.
6. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No. 63-PA dated 07.03.2019 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No. 1/1/2019-E-II(B), dated 27th February 2019.

Your faithfully,
Sd/-
(Arun Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 Please go to MoD Website for original order.

(SOURCE : STAFFNEWS WEBSITE)


Saturday, February 2, 2019

HERE IS A SOLDIER : WP(C)3414/2013 IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI

WP(C)3414/2013 IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI

Coram :Hon'ble Mr Justice S Ravindra Bhat & Hon'ble Mr.Justice Deepa Sharma

MR.JUSTICE S RAVINDRA BHAT, 

(quoted)

".....There is honour in A Soldier you hear it when he talks,
       There is courage in A Soldier you can see it in his eyes, 
       There is loyalty in A Soldier that he will not compromise.
       
       There is something in A Soldier that makes him stand apart,  
       There is strength in A Soldier that beats from his heart.
   
        A Soldier is not a title any man can be hired to do,
        A Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you.

        A Soldier's job isn't finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week, 
        A Soldier is always A Soldier even while he sleeps.

        A Soldier services his country first and his life is left behind,
        A Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civilians's mind....."

                                                                      --Angela Goodwin.

(Source : The judgement)

Clarification /Fixation of Disability Pension


Dear Sir,
1.      Many ESMs are asking me likely benefit that may accrue to them  following issue of Min of Def letter No: 16(3)/2017/D(Pen/Policy) letter dated 29 Jan 2019.

2.      It may kindly noted that the minimum guaranteed pension is for causality personnel (i.e. disabled soldiers or war injured soldiers), special family pensioners and dependents sanctioned liberalized dependent pension w.e.f. 01 Jan 2016. This letter does not pertain to normal Ex-Servicemen or ladies drawing ordinary or enhanced rate of ordinary family pension. The letter dated 29 Jan 2019 at para 2 stipulates minimum guaranteed pension as under:-
(a)       Para 2.1 is fixation of minimum Disability Pension (Service Element + Disability Element) with any percentage of disability of Rs 18,000 pm.
(b)       Para 2.2 fixes minimum Disability Pension for those whose disability percentage is not less than 60% whose disability pension should not be less than 60% of last pay drawn subject to minimum of Rs 18,000 pm.
©       Para 2.3 fixes minimum Special Family pension at Rs 18,000 pm to wives of soldiers died while performing military duties. This excliudes ESMs and ordinary family pensioners or those drawing Enhanced rate of OFP.
(d)       Para 2.4 fixes Dependent Liberalised Pension of children of soldiers martyred at not less than Rs 18,000 pm.

3.      Many ESMs posed a question to me from the time the ibid Min of Def letter dated 29 Jan 2019 is issued : Does it benefit me ? Let us analyse each of the above cases.

4.      (a)     Disability Element. w.e.f. Jan 2016 disability element has been broad banded which is 50% irrespective whether the disability percentage is between 20% and 49% (disability granted prior to Jan 2016). That means disabled soldier irrespective of date of retirement even with 20% disability is now drawing disability element as if he is granted 50% disability from 01 Jan 2016. The disability element is 60% of pension (or 30% of last pay drawn) for 100% disability. For 50% disability it is 30% of pension or 15% of last pay drawn.

(b)     Disability Pension  = service element + disability element.

(c)     Minimum Disability Pension Being Drawn Already w.e.f. 01 Jan 2016. We take the poorest of the poor soldiers i.e. Sepoy with 15 years’ service and of trade group Y for our analysis of ibid Govt letter dated 29 Jan 2019.
(i)      Service element = is Rs 17,129
(ii)     Disability Element is Rs 5,139 (30% of pension)
(iii)    Disability Pension = Rs 17129 + 5139 = Rs 22,268
(iv)     Disability pension he is already drawing w.e.f. 01 Jan 2016 = Rs 22,268.
(e)     How does minimum of Rs 18,000 now sanctioned by the Min of Def in anyway benefit a disabled solider with 20% disability w.e.f. 01 Jan 2016 as he is already drawing Rs 22,268 as his disability pension? So none of the ESMs irrespective of their rank benefit from this Min of Def letter dated 29 Jan 2019.

(d)     Disability Pension for Disabled Soldier whose Disability is not less than 60%. Let us examine this case too to see whether the ibid Min of Def letter dated 29 Jan 2019 gets him any benefit to such disabled soldiers. Pension of Sepoy with 15 years’ service and of Group Y as on Jan 2016 is as under:-

(i)      Service Element. Rs 17,129

(ii)     Disability Element with 60% rounded off to 75% due to Broad banding w.e.f. Jan 2016. Rs 17169 x 0.6 x 0.75 = Rs 7,708
(iii)     Disability pension already being drawn = Rs 17129 + Rs 7708 = Rs 24,837.
(iv)    Minimum guaranteed Disability pension is not less than 60% of last pay drawn = service element + disability element
(v)     Service element = Rs 17129.
(vi)    Disability element for disability not less than 60% of Last Pay drawn = 17129 x 2 x 0.60   = Rs 20,555 pm.
(v)     Does this ibid Min of Def letter of 29 Jan 2019 give any benefit to such disabled soldiers who are NOT invalided when they sustained disability but given sheltered appointment till the time of discharge on completion of terms of engagement?

5       Then who does this ibid Min of Def letter benefit? It may benefit only those who are invalided out of service as being unfit for military duties anymore.. Generally, invalidment is done only if disability percentage is not less than 60%. Assume a Sepoy who sustained injuries which is more than 60% in his first year of service (war injured soldiers are not invalided in spite of 100% disability). His disability pension is as under:-
         (a)     Service Element - Rs 17129 pm
(b)     Disability Element @ 75% disability due to broad banding = 17129 x 0.6 x0.75 = Rs 7708 pm
  (c)     Disability pension he is already drawing w.e.f. Jan 2016 = Rs     17129  + Rs 7708 = Rs 24,837 pm
(d)     Disability Pension now fixed at minimum 60% of Last Pay Drawn subject to minimum of Rs 18000 = Rs 17129 + Rs 17129 x 0.6 x 0.6  = Rs 20,555 (subject to minimum of Rs 18,000)

(e)     Even a Sepoy with six months service and invalided draws        more than minimum of Rs 18,000

(f)      Observation: The minimum guaranteed disability pension does not benefit even a sepoy with six months service of Group Y and invalided from service. No disabled sepoy of 15 years’ service and of Y Group is benefited by ibid Min of Def letter dated 29 Jan 2019.

6.      Family Pensioners. The wives of soldiers who die and whose death is attributable to or aggravated by military service are sanctioned Special Family pension. The special family pension is 60% of last pay drawn or double the Ordinary family pension. The ibid Min of Def letter has fixed minimum Special Family pension at Rs 18,000 pm. The special family pension w.e.f Jan 2016 already being drawn by Special Family Pensioners of soldier who put in just six months service is 7000 x 2.57 = Rs 17,990. But soldiers can join at age of 20 years and till they put in 5 years’ service are not permitted to marry. The earliest service a Sepoy who dies while performing military duty is 5 years and then only SFP is granted to his wifew. The SFP of wife of such sepoy being Rs 17, 990, she is benefitted by Rs 10 as the minimum is Rs 18,000 pm.
7.      Wives of Sepoys who die with 5.5 years of service are already drawing SFP of Rs 18095 (=7041 x 2.57).  So ibid Min of Def letter also does not benefit wives of Sepoys whose husbands died with 5.5 years of service or more.

7.      Dependent Children Sanctioned Liberalised Dependent Pension. This pension is granted to children of martyred soldiers whose wives pre-deceased them. The minimum age at which a soldier is permitted to marry is 25 years. Even then let us see if a solider with just six months service is martyred, does his child get a benefit of minimum guaranteed pension of Rs 18,000 assuming his wife has pre-deceased him. The soldier whose service is just six months and martyred at the age of 20 or 20.5 years, then his child gets Liberalised Dependent pension of Rs 6183 x 2.57 = Rs 15,890. But you do not come across soldiers marrying at the age of 20 years. But if a soldier gets married at the age of 25 years and assuming he dies with 5.5 years of service then his dependent child gets pension of Rs 18,095. Even such children also do not get any benefit from the ibid Min of Def letter dated 29 Jan 2018.

8.      Summary.
(a)     No disabled soldier of any disability percentage of any rank gets any benefit as his present pension is more than Rs 18,000 pm.  

(b)     No wife of soldier with 5.5 years or more service gets benefit of ibid Min of Def letter as they draw more than Rs 18,000 pm as SFP.

(c)     No child of martyred soldier with service of 5.5 years of more gets benefit of ibid Min of Def letter as they are already drawing pension more than Rs 18,000.

9.      If someone can point out benefit of this ibid Min of Def letter, I will be highly obliged as I might have made some mistakes. The MS Excel sheet showing these details is attached. 

Warm Regards,
Brig CS Vidyasagar (Rtd)
TSEWA- 140
040-48540895
9493191380 (Mobile connectivity is very poor in my residential complex. Use Land line please)
Pl See T SEWA Blog for regular updates at https:// www.tsewa.org



On Thu, 31 Jan 2019 at 14:45, Sunil Kumar <sunilrashmi51@gmail.com> wrote:
Sir,

1. I Sgt ( ACP) got the discharge from IAF on 31 Mar 2010 after completion of 23 years and 05 days of service.

2. I got disability Percentage i.e  20% during RMB which has been broad banded to 50% for which arriear has been also paid to me. 

3. At present my Service Pension (Service Element 50% ) has been  fixed Rs 27767/- and Disability Pension ( Disability Element i.e 50 % after BB) has been fixed Rs 8331/-

3. Now you are requested to go ahead with attached file and please inform me how much Disability Pension I will get as per this letter since I m unable to under stand Para2.1 & 2.2 of this attachment .

4. Sir, I know you are the person who is looking after all this adminitrative as well as legal advise of TSEWA , due that your sechule is very bussy but after getting this letter my egarness to know about my Disability Pension whether will it  benificial for me or not? Your precious few minutes will be clear my ambiguities in this regard.

Awaiting for your reply with rays of hope that definitely you will spare your precious few minutes for my eagerness....


With Regards

Sunil Kumar
Sgt ( ACP)
TSEWA- 7487
Mob No-8076668614
              -9911968680
__._,_.___

(Source : Tsewa circulated mails)

Pensionary Awards for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners(7th CPC) – Defence

No.16(3)/2017/D(Pen/Policy)

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi-110011, Dated, 29th January, 2019
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject- Implementation of Government decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Provisions regulating Casualty Pensionary Awards for Defence Forces pensioners/family pensioners – regarding.
Sir,
I am directed to refer to the provisions for revision of various kinds of pensionary awards notified in implementation of the Government decision on recommendations of Seventh CPC vide this Ministry’s letters No 17(01)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 29th Oct, 2016 amended vide this Ministry’s letter No 17(01)/2017/(01)/D (Pension/Policy) dated 4th Sept, 2017 read with letter No 17(01)/2017/(02)/D(Pension/Policy) dated 5th Sept, 2017 for pre-1.1.2016 Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners and vide letter No 17(02)/2016-D(Pen/Pol) dated 4th Sept, 2017 for post-1.1.2016 Armed Forces pensioners/family pensioners.
2. In partial modification of above said orders, it has now been decided that following minimum ceiling shall be applied to the under-mentioned casualty pensionary awards:
2.1 The Disability/Liberalized Disability/ War Injury pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability/ liberalized disability/ war injury. element as the case may be), shall be subject to minimum of Rs 18,000/-per month irrespective of degree of disability of the personnel.
2.2 In cases of disability pension where permanent disability is not less than 60%, the disability pension (i.e. total of service element plus disability element) shall not be less than 60% of the reckonable emoluments as defined in above mentioned orders, subject to a minimum of Rs 18,000/- per month.
2.3 The amount of special family pension, admissible to the families of Armed Forces Personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.
2.4 The amount of liberalized family pension, admissible to the Child/Children of Armed Forces Personnel, shall be subject to a minimum of Rs.18,000/- per month.
3. All other provisions stipulated in above mentioned Government orders which are not affected by the provisions of this letter, shall remain unchanged.
4. The provisions of this letter shall take effect from 1.1.2016
5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No.10(16)2018/Fin/Pen dated 26.12.2018
6. Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully
(Manoj Sinha)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
(Source : https://www.govtempdiary.com )

Budget 2019-20: No Tax upto Rs.5 Lakh, 1.5 Lakh for Saving, Standard Deduction Rs.50,000 & Bank Interest TDS threshhold Rs. 40,000

Budget 2019-20: No Tax upto Rs.5 Lakh, 1.5 Lakh for Saving, Standard Deduction Rs.50,000 & Bank Interest TDS threshhold Rs. 40,000 

Individual taxpayers having annual income upto Rs 5 lakhs will get full tax rebate. Individuals with gross income up to 6.5 lakh rupees will not need to pay any tax if they make investments in provident funds and prescribed equities :FM Piyush Goyal 
  • Individual taxpayers with annual income up to 5 lakh rupees to get full tax rebate
  • Individuals with gross income up to 6.5 lakh rupees will not need to pay any tax if they make investments in provident funds and prescribed equities
  • Around 3 crore middle class taxpayers will get tax exemption due to this measure:
  • Standard tax deduction for salaried persons raised from 40,000 rupees to 50,000 rupees:
  • TDS threshold on interest on bank and post office deposits raised from 10,000 to 40,000 rupees
  • TDS threshold on rental income raised from 1.8 lakh to 2.4 lakh rupees

: FM Shri Piyush Goyal

(Source :  of Staffnews)


Monday, December 31, 2018

Fixed Medical Allowance to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners/Family Pensioners who are ECHS members and residing in district not covered by ECHS


Office of The Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. - 110010
(Audit - IV Section)

सं.: AT-IV/4918/XXXVI                                                                                                       दिनांक: 12/12/2018

सेवा में,

सभी संबंधित रक्षा लेखा प्रधान नियंत्रक, रक्षा लेखा नियंत्रक

विषय: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners and Ex-Servicemen Family Pensioners who are ECHS members & residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic/ Armed Forces Hospitals/ Ml Room Upgraded to accommodate ESMs.

इस विषय के संबंध में भारत सरकार, रक्षा मंत्रालय (पूर्व-सैनिक कल्‍याण विभाग) के दिनांक 01/11/2018 के पत्र क्रमांक 22(01)/2011/WE/D(Res-I) की प्रति सूचना, मार्गदर्शन एवं अनुपालन हेतु प्रेषित की जाती है। 

संयुक्‍त रक्षा लेखा महानियंत्रक (वे. एवं का.) महोदय के अनुमोदन से जारी।

ह./-
(एम के गुप्‍ता)
वरिष्‍ठ लेखा अधिकारी


No.22(01)12011/WE/D(Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Deptt. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare)
Sena Bhavan,New Delhi

Dated: 01st November 2018,

To

The Chief of Army Staff 
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff \

Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners, and Ex-Servicemen Family Pensioners who are ECHS members and residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic / Armed Forces Hospitals / MI Room upgraded to accommodate ESMs.
Sir,

In partial modification of Para 2(b) of Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No.22(1)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 December 2002, I am directed to convey the sanction of the Government to the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to Ex-Servicemen Pensioners and Family pensioners, who are ECHS members and residing in Districts not covered by ECHS Polyclinic / Armed Forces Hospital / MI Rooms upgraded to accommodate ESMs as per terms & conditions covered in succeeding paragraphs.

2. Entitlement of FMA to Ex-servicemen (ESM) Pensioners and Ex-Servicemen (ESM) Family Pensioners will be governed by the instructions on the subject issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions ( Deptt. of Pension Pensioners’ Welfare) vide their OM No.4/25/2008-P&PW(D) dated 19 Nov 2014, as amended from time to time.

3. Ex-Servicemen Health Scheme (ECHS) membership is compulsory for all ESM Pensioners and entitled ESM Family Pensioners, those retired, discharged and on death of the serving armed forces personnel which occurred on or after 01 April 2003. Their contribution to ECHS membership is non refundable . All pre 01 April 2003 retirees have the option of either joining ECHS scheme by remitting appropriate contribution and forfeiture of FMA or continue to draw FMA as hither to fore.

4. Despite, being an ECHS member, above mentioned ESM pensioners and ESM Family Pensioners residing in districts, where no ECHS Polyclinic or Armed Force hospital or Ml room upgraded to accommodate ESMs is available will be eligible for FMA as well as will be entitled for lPD treatment.

5. The residential address of the ECHS member for payment of FMA/ Cessation of FMA shall be the address indicated as the permanent address in his /her PPO.

6. The list of districts for which FMA is to be paid as on date of issue of this order is given in Appendix attached with this order. The list of districts for which FMA is to be paid will be issued on O‘lst January every year by MD, ECHS, to PCs/RCs and also uploaded in the ECHS website.

7. Commencement/ Restoration of FMA

As stated above, the ECHS member residing in a district where ECHS Polyclinic/ Armed Forces Hospital / Ml Room upgraded ‘to accommodate: ESMs is not available can seek commencement of FMA payment through his/her Pension Disbursing Agency (PDA) /Authorised Pension Disbursing Bank, by submitting an application in the prescribed format to the nearest; Stn. HQ in triplicate. The Stn HQ will scrutinize the residential address of the ECHS member and verify the applicability of District in the address for FMA and confirm the authorization of FMA on the application in the prescribed format. Distribution of ibid application, will be as under:

(a) Original Copy The Original Copy of the‘ application will be forwarded to O/o PCDA (Pension), Allahabad, O/o PCDA (O) Pune, O/o PCDA ( Navy & Coast Guard) Mumbai, O/o JCDA (AF) New Delhi-10 (“as applicable” and “similar office pertaining to the ECHS member of other services/establishment”) by Stn. HQ for endorsement in PPO/issue of corrigendum PPO/updating Pension Records of Pensioners/family Pensioners.

(b) Duplicate Copy The duplicate copy will be forwarded to the concerned Regional Centre ECHS by Stn HQ for uploading the same in PDF format in the data base and to thereafter forward the hardcopy to concerned Record Office as mentioned in the application form for retaining in Pensioners’ record.

(c) Triplicate Copy The triplicate copy will be returned to the ESM by the Stn HQ (ECHS Cell) duly endorsed with verification of district as per format.

8. Based on ibid original application, O/o PCDA (Pension ) Allahabad, O/o PCDA (Navy & Coast Guard) Mumbai, O/o JCDA (AF) New Delhi-10 (“as applicable and similar office pertaining to the ECHS member of other services/establishment”) will sanction FMA & endorse in PPO/ issue of corrigendum PPO for updating Pension Records of Pensioners/family Pensioners maintained by Centralised Pension Processing Centres of Banks/DPDO etc. The date of commencement of FMA will be the first day of the subsequent second month in which the Pensioner has submitted the application ( e.g. FMA will commence from 1st July for all applications submitted during 1st May to 31st May).

9. Cessation of OPD Facilities An ESM who is drawing FMA will not be entitled to OPD facility at ECHS Polyclinic and Armed Forces Hospital. He is also not eligible for referral to Empanelled facilities for treatment in OPD. The ECHS smart card of the ESM will be endorsed with such details regarding facility available to him / her. The date of Cessation of OPD will be the First day of the following second month in which the pensioner has submitted the application eg. OPD will cease from 1“ July for all applications submitted during 1st May to 31st May.

10. Cessation of FMA The cessation of FMA, in the event of opening a new Polyclinic in the District, by PDA/bank would be based on a certificate issued by CO, ECHS through existing chain of Command & Control regarding the operationalisation of ECHS Poiyclinic. With effect from following month in which ECHS Polyclinic is operationalised, the entitlement of FMA for the above pensioners residing permanently in that district will cease. Any FMA paid in excess will be recovered from his subsequent pensionary entitlements. The ECHS card of the ESM will be updated on the status of FMA and medical facility available to him.

11. These orders will be come into effect from 1st of subsequent month from the date of issue.

12. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/Pension) vide their UO No.33(145)/12.FP dated 5-10-2018.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(A.K. Karn)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India


APPENDIX TO MoD ORDER NO. 22(01)2011/WE/ D(Res-1) dated 01.11.2018

LIST OF DISTRICTS NOT COVERED BY ECHS POLYCLINICS/ ARMED FORCES CLINICS/ MI ROOMS UPGRADED TO .ACCOMMODATE ESMs
Sl NoDistrictsState
No of DISTRICTS NOT COVERED BY ECHS POLYCLINICS/ ARMED FORCES CLINICS/ MI ROOMS UPGRADED TO ACCOMMODATE ESMs
11NicobarAndaman & Nicobar2
22North and Middle Andaman
31VizainagaramAndhra Pradesh1
41AnjawArunachal Pradesh18
52Changlang
63Dibang valley
74East Kameng
85East Siang
96West Siang
107Kra Daadi
118Kurung Kumey
129Longding
1310Lower Dibang Valley
1411Lower Subansiri
1512Namsai
1613Papum Pare
1714Siang
1815Lohit
1916Tirap
2017Upper Siang
2118Upper Subansil
221BaksaAssam21
232Barpeta
243Biswanath
254Charaideo
265Chirang
276Dhemaii
287Dimahasao (North Cachar Hills)
298Golaghat
309Hailakandi
3110Hoiai
3211Kamrup
3312Karbi Anglong
3413Kokrafuar
3514Karimganj
3615Majoli
3716Mori Gaon
3817Nalbari
3918Sivasagar
4019South Salamara Mankachar
4120Udalgiri
4221West Karbi Anglong
431ArariaBihar20
442Arwal
453Aurangabad
464Banka
475Begusarai
486Gopalganj
497Jamui
508Jehanabad
519Kaimur
5210Kisanganj
5311Lakhisarai
5412Madhepura
5513Nalanda
5614Nawada
5715Purnia
5816Saharsa
5917Sheikhpura
6018Sheohar
6119Supaul
6220West Champaran
631BalodChattisgarh23
642Baloda Bazar
653Balrampur
664Bernatara
675Bijapur
686Dantewada (South Bastar)
697Dhamtari
708Durg
719Gariaband
7210Janigir- Chamba
7311Raigarh
7412Kabirdham (Kawardha)
7513Kanker (North Bastar)
7614Kondagaon
7715Korba
7816Korea (Koriya)
7917Mahasamund
8018Mungeli
8119Narayanpur
8220Rajandgaon
8321Sukma
8422Surajpur
8523Surguja
861Dadar & Nagar HaveliDadar & Nagar Haveli1
871DamanDaman & Diu2
882Diu
891South West DelhiDelhi5
902North East Delhi
913North West Delhi
924East Delhi
935North Delhi
941AmreliGujarat26
952Anand
963Aravalli
974Banaskanath(Palanpur)
985Bharuch
996Bhavnagar
1007Botad
1018Chhota Udaipur
1029Dahod
10310Dangs (Ahwa)
10411Devbhoomi
10512Dwarka
10613Gandhinagar
10714Gir Somnath Junagadh
10815Kheda (Nadiad)
10916Mahisagar
11017Mehsana
11118Morbi
11219Narmada(Rajpipla)
11320Navsari
11421Panchmahal (Godhra)
11522Patan
11623Porbandar
11724Sabarkantha
11825Tapi
11926Valsad
1201MewatHaryana1
1211KinnaurHimachal Pradesh2
1222Lahaul and Spiti
1231BandiporaJammu & Kashmir9
1242Budgam
1253Ganderbal
1264Kistwar
1275Kulgam
1286Pulwama
1297Ramban
1308Reasi
1319Shopian
1321BokaroJharkhand16
1332Chatra
1343Dumka
1354Garhwa
1365Giridih
1376Godda
1387Hazaribagh
1398Jamtara
1409Khunti
14110Koderma
14211Latehar
14312Lohardagga
14413Pakur
14514Sahibganj
14615Saraikela- Kharsawan
14716Simdega
1481BagalkotKarnataka16
1492Bellary
1503Bangalore Rural
1514Chamarajnagar
1525Chickballapur
1536Chikkarnangaluru
1547Chitradurga
1558Davangere
1569Gadag
15710Haveri
15811Koppal
15912Mandya
16013Raichur
16114Ramnagara
16215Udupi
16316Yadgir
1641LakshadweepLakshadweep1
1651Agar(Malwa)Madhya Pradesh39
1662Aliraipur
1673Anuppur
1684Ashoknagar
1695Balaghat
1706Barwani
1717Burhanpur
1728Chhatarpur
1739Chhindwara
17410Damoh
17511Datia
17612Dewas
17713Dhar
17814Dindori
17915Guna
18016Harda
18117Jhabua
18218Katni
18319Khargone (West Nimar)
18420Khandwa(East Nimar)
18521Mandla
18622Mandsaur
18723Narsinghpur
18824Neemuch
18925Panna
19026Raisen
19127Rajgarh
19228Ratlam
19329Sehore
19430Seoni
19531Shahdol
19632Shajapur
19733Sheopur
19834Shivpuri
19935Sidhi
20036Singrauli
20137Tikamgarh
20238Umaria
20339Vidisha
2041BhandaraMaharashtra12
2052Chandrapur
2063Gadchiroli
2074Gondia
2085Hingoli
2096Jalna
2107Nandurbar
2118Palghar
2129Parbhani
21310Raigad
21411Yevatmal
21512Washim
2161BishnupurManipur13
2172Chandel
2183Imphal East
2194Jiribam
2205Kakching
2216Kamjong
2227Noney
2238Pherzawl
2249Tamenglong
22510Tangnoupal
22611Thoubal
22712Ukhrul
22813Imphal West
2291East Garo HillsMeghalaya10
2302East Jaintia Hills
2313North Garo Hills
2324Ri Bhoi
2335South Garo Hills
2346South West Garo Hills
2357South West Khasi Hills
2368West Jaintia Hills
2379West Garo Hills
23810West Khasi Hills
2391ChamohaiMizoram6
2402Kolasib
2413Lawngatlai
2424Mamit
2435Saiha
2446Serchhip
2451KiphireNagaland8
2462Longleng
2473Mon
2484Peren
2495Phek
2506Tuensang
2517Wokha
2528Zunheboto
2531Boudh (Baude)Odisha21
2542Bhadrak
2553Balangir
2564Bergarh (Baragarh)
2575Cuttack
2586Debagarh
2597Gaiapati
2608Jharsuguda
2619Jaipur
26210Jagatsinghapur
26311Kendujahr (Keonjhar)
26412Kandhamal
26513Kendrapara
26614Malkangiri
26715Mavurbhanj
26816Nabarangapur
26917Nayagarh
27018Nuapada
27119Rayagada
27220Subarnapur (Sonepur)
27321Sundargarh
2741KaraikalPuducherry3
2752Mahe
2763Yanam
2771BanswaraRajasthan11
2782Baran
2793Bundi
2804Chittorgarh
2815Dholpur
2826Jalaur
2837Jhalwar
2848Pratapgarh
2859Sirohi
28610Swai Madhopur
28711Tonk
2881North SikkimSikkim3
2892South Sikkim
2903West Sikkim
2911ArivalurTamil Nadu8
2922Karur
2933Krishnagiri
2944Narnakhal
2955Perarnbalur
2966Pudukkottai
2977Tiruppur
2988Tiruvarur
2991Adilabad
3002Bhadrdari Kothagudem
3013Jagtial
3024Jangaon
3035Javashankar Bhoopalpally
3046Josmlamba Gadwal
3057Kamareddy
3068Komaram Bheem Asifabad
3079Mahabubabad
30810Mancherial
30911Medak
31012Nagarkurnool
31113Nirmal
31214Nalgonda
31315Nizamabad
31416Peddaoalli
31517Rajanna Sircilla
31618Sangareddy
31719Siddipet
31820Suryapet
31921Vikrabad
32022Wanaparthv
32123Warrangal (Rural)
32224Warrangal (Urban)
32325Yadadri Bhuvana
3241DhalaiTripura7
3252Gomati
3263Khowai
3274North Tripura
3285Sepahiiala
3296South Tripura
3307Unakoti
3311Ambadakar NagarUttar Pradesh27
3322Amethi (Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar)
3333Amroha (Jyotiba Phule Nagar)
3344Auraiya
3355Bahraich
3366Balrampur
3377Chandauli
3388Chitrakoot
3399Hamirpur
34010Hapur (Panchsheel Nagar)
34111Kannauj
34212Kanshiram Nagar (Kasgani)
34313Kaushambi
34414Kushinagar (Padrauna)
34515Lalitpur
34616Maharaj gani
34717Mahoba
34818Mau
34919Pilibhit
35020Sambhal (Bhimnagar)
35121Sant Kabir Nagar
35222Sant Ravidas Nagar (Bhadohi)
35323Shamli (Prabudhnagar)
35424Shravasti
35525Sidharth Nagar
35626Sitapur
35727Sonbhadra
35828BirbhumWest Bengal8
35929Dakshin Dinajpur
36030Hoogly
36131Jhargrarn
36232Malda
36333Purba Budwan
36434Purba Midnapur
36535Puruli
365


(SOURCE : http://www.staffnews.in/2018/12/fixed-medical-allowance-to-ex.html#ixzz5bEt5zEjO )