Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces. Veteran Prabhjot Singh Chhatwal PLS (Retd.)
Extract of Govt Order
No. 1 (10)/09-D (Pen/Policy)
Government of India, Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
New Delhi- 110011
Dated: 12 Jan 2011
To - The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Sub: Grant of FMA to the AF Pensioners Residing in area not covered under ECHS
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 regarding grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) of Rs.100/- p.m. to Armed Forces Personnel/Family Pensioners for meeting expenditure on the day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization unless the individual opts for OPD treatment in AF Hospitals/M.I Rooms and convey the sanction of the President for enhancement of the amount of FMA from Rs.100/- to Rs.300/- The other conditions for grant of FMA shall continue to be in force.
2. Ex-Servicemen who retired after 01 Apr 2003 have to become member of ECHS compulsorily and are not eligible to draw Fixed Medical Allowance. However, all are 01 Apr 2003 retirees have the option of either joining the scheme or draw fixed Medical Allowance as per the rates.
3. These orders will take effect from 01.09.2008.
4. This issues with take concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 4609/F/P/2010 dated 07.01.2011.
Under Secretary to the Government of India.