OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No. 117
Dated: 16 /01/2014
Subject: : Grant of fixed medical allowance to Defence civilians who residing in area not covered under CGHS.
Reference : This office circular No. 03 dated 30-03-1999.
Please refer to this office circular No. 03 dated 30.03.1999 under which Min. of PPG & P, Deptt of P & PW OM No. 45/57/97-P & PW (C) letters dated 24.08.1998 and 30.12.1998 were circulated for implementation of Govt. decision. As per P & PW OM dated 30.12.1998, pensioners who adopted Fixed Medical Allowance or medical facilities under CGHS or corresponding health scheme in accordance to P & PW OM No. 45/57/97-P & PW (C) dated 19.12.1997 circulated under this office circular no. G1/C/195/Vol-I/Tech dated 25.02.1998, can change their option once in the life time. As per existing procedure for change in option, pensioners submit their option to their PDA and PDAs take action accordingly.
In this context, it has been decided that pensioners who had originally opted for medical facilities under CGHS or corresponding health scheme may desire to change their option to draw Fixed Medical Allowance, in such cases Fixed Medical Allowance will be authorized by this office from the date of option, through Corr. PPO.
For issue of Corr. PPO, pensioners are required to submit their application with revised option (Specimen enclosed as annexure-A) to this office, duly supported with a certificate from PDA to the effect that above named pensioner has not opted for Fixed Medical Allowance (specimen of the certificate enclosed as Annexure-B).
In cases where pensioners have originally opted for Fixed Medical Allowance and now want to avail medical facilities, they will submit their revised option to their PDA and after receipt of revised option PDA will stop the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance from the following month of the receipt of the revised option and issue a certificate for stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance.
(S B Mathdevaru)