7th Pay Commission Report Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)
7th Pay Commission Report for other Allowance of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) retained. status Quo to be maintained
It is granted to pensioners for meeting expenditure on day to day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization, presently payable at the rate of ₹500 pm. Demands have been received to increase the rate of this allowance to ₹2,000 pm.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission notes that this allowance was enhanced from ₹300 pm to ₹500 pm from 19.11.2014. As such, further enhancement of this allowance is not recommended. Detailed recommendations regarding health care of pensioners have been made in Chapter 9.5 of the Report.
Source: 7th CPC Report