Medical Relief in favour of Pensioners/ Family Pensioners of HED

Where the serving employees of aided/ sponsored educational institutions are in receipt of Medical Allowance of Rs. 500/- per month w.e.f. 01.01.2020, their retired counterparts (pensioners/ family pensioners) are also entitled to the same.

Government of West Bengal
Department of Higher Education
C.S. Branch
Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700091

No. 990-Edn(CS)/1P-01/2021 Date: 24.09.2021

MEMORANDUM

Subject: Medical Relief on the recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission in favour of Pensioners/ Family Pensioners

Consequent upon revision of Pension/ Family Pension in terms of Memo No. 209-Edn(CS) dt. 14.02.2020, 210-Edn(CS) dt. 14.02.2020, 213-Edn(CS) dt. 14.02.2020 and 214-Edn(CS) dt. 14.02.2020, references are being received in this Department seeking clarifications in regard to incorporation of “Medical Relief” in the aforesaid Memos.

After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed to say that where the serving employees of aided/ sponsored educational institutions are in receipt of Medical Allowance of Rs. 500/- per month w.e.f. 01.01.2020, their retired counterparts (pensioners/ family pensioners) are also entitled to Medical Relief of Rs. 500/- alongwith their revised pension/ family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2020. However, this is not admissible to the employees of those where pension/ family pension is not in existence.

This Order is issued with the concurrence of the Finance Department (Pension Branch) vide their U.O No. 159-F (Pen) dt. 07.09.2020.

All concerned are being informed accordingly.

Sd/- Deputy Secretary

No. 990-Edn dated 24.09.2021, Source

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