Tuesday, March 22, 2016
NON STOPPAGE OF FIXED MEDICAL ALLOWANCE.
Veterans Patients waiting for Treatment.
On our interaction with veterans and Family pensioners we noticed that the Banks have not stopped payment of FMA for ECHS members.
Our ECHS was established from 1-4-2004.
One of the Documents to join ECHs was a certificate of stoppage of FMA from Banks.
ESMs have obtained the certificate and joined the ECHS and availing the treatments.
Now, when they call on us for checking the correctness of their pension, on going through their Pass book entries, we noticed that many pensioners/ Family pensioners are still receiving FMA in spite of their submission of the certificate.
For such people we advise them to inform the PDA in writing to stop the FMA immediately and recover the paid FMA amount in easy monthly installments.
Many PDAs are telling that , as the credit is coming from CPPC, we cannot do anything in this regard.
But the PDAs on coming to know this, are insisting the pensioners to refund the whole amount about 25000 to 35000 in one installment which is not advisable.
Some Banks are accepting the installments.
This happening is not on the fault of pensioners, the Bankers have not up dated the DATAs in the system.
THIS IS THE POSITION.
In view of the above facts, all the ESM-ECHS veterans are requested to check the entitled pension and confirm that they are not receiving the FMA along with pension to avoid hardship at later stage .
Case Study: One of such case, the major Operation was held up due to this .
All our ESM Organisations may advise the members suitably in this regard.