Retirement Benefits

Medical Facilities for Pensioners

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,

Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated the 18th August, 1999

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission – Grant of fixed medical allowance @ Rs.100/- p.m. to Central Government pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS – clarifications in respect of existing pensioners.

In continuation of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 24.8.1998, the undersigned is directed to clarify that the CGHS dispensaries at Bhubaneswar and Ranchi provide medical facilities to pensioners and employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department only (this includes all the Offices of the Accounts and Audit Departments, A.G., Commercial Audit etc., located in the areas) and employees and pensioners of other Central Government offices are not allowed to avail of CGHS facilities in these cities. In view of this, all Central Civil pensioners, (except pensioners of Indian Audit and Accounts Department) residing in these cities are entitled for grant of medical allowance @ Rs.100/-p.m.

2. All the pension disbursing authorities in Bhubaneswar and Ranchi are requested to take necessary action accordingly.

3. Hindi version will follow.


Director (PW)
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

Department of Personnel and Training
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances.

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