NFIR (National Federation of Indian Railwaymen) writes a letter to the Member Staff of Railway Board on 20.6.2012 regarding the issue of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioners.
General Secretary of NFIR Shri.M.Raghavaiah has revealed in this letter, the Retiring / Retired Railway employees are eligible to receive Fixed Medical Allowance originally Rs.100 per month which has subsequently been revised to Rs.300 per month with effect from 1.9.208. The retired employees are facing difficulties in getting the Fixed Medical Allowance from the Banks where they are receiving monthly pension.
The main reason for non-payment of the Fixed Medical Allowance as experienced by the Retired Railway employees, is non-endorsement to this effect on the PPO, even though the undertaking form as circulated by the Railway Board with letter dated 7.6.2011 is filled and given in duplicate to the Bank (Pension Disbursing Authority) as mentioned in the instructions of the Railway Board.
He added, to overcome the difficulty being experienced by majority of the retired employees, NFIR suggests that following endorsement either printed or with rubber stamp may be made while issuing PPO to the retired/retiring employees…
“Shri/Smt/Miss —————————————-(Name of the Retiring/Retired person) is to be paid Fixed Medical Allowance Rs.300 per month as per Railway Board’s order PC-V/2011/A/Med/1 dated 7/6/2011.”
Finally, the above suggestion of the NFIR required quick attention to help and sort out the difficulties of the Railway employees.