Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19 Dated – 10.03.2018
Department of School Education & Literacy
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: - Enhancement of Medical Allowance of Teachers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands – reg.
Your kind attention is drawn to the letter No. 7-3/99-UTI dated 23rd September 2002 of the Department of Secondary Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi enhancing the Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.15/- to Rs.75/- per month for the Teachers working in all Union Territories. Eventhough more than thirteen (13) years have passed since the above revision and the cost of medicines and medical treatments have increased manifold, the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance of Teachers has not yet been enhanced to meet the escalating cost.
It is reported that the Under Secretary to Government of India, MHRD, had asked the comments of Andaman & Nicobar Administration in this regard in the month of July 2012 and the Andaman & Nicobar Administration has sent reply to the comments as sought by the MHRD. But still no favourable orders have been issued by the Ministry enhancing the Fixed Medical Allowance of Teachers working in Andaman & Nicobar islands.
It is requested that immediate action may be taken to enhance the fixed medical Allowance of the Teachers of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to atleast Rs.1000/- per month (at par with the Fixed Medical Allowance of Pensioners) in view of the situation as mentioned above.
Awaiting early action.
& Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM
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