I am going to discuss with detail about the Medical Allowance for the employees of BPS-16 & Above. Various visitors of GLXSpace.com (Galaxy World) aroused a question that they have been upgraded/promoted from lower scales to BPS-16 and above but their Medical Allowance is the same as they were earlier availing. They asked why the Medical Allowance is not 15 % of their Basic Pay.
I will illustrate with examples about Medical Allowance. In the revised pay scales 2011 notification it is clear that Medical Allowance to Civil Servants in BPS-16 and above @ 15% of the existing pay in Basic Pay Scales 2008 shall continue to be admissible at the frozen level of its admissibility as on 30-06-2011. All the new entrance in BPS-16 and above shall be allowed Medical Allowance @ 15% of the minimum of relevant Basic Pay Scales 2008 on notional basis with effect from 01-07-2011 till further orders and shall stand frozen at the same level.
It is clear that an employee who enters in BPS-16 after 01-07-2011 will get Rs. 909/- PM as Medical Allowance. Initial Pay of BPS-16 according to Revised Pay Scales 2008 is Rs. 6060/- and its 15% is 909/- but after the anomaly notification No. F.1 (12)/Imp/2011-290 dated 17th April 2012 by the Finance Division minimum amount for the BPS-16 & above as Medical Allowance became Rs. 1000/-
This anomaly says, “BPS-16 and above officers/officials may be allowed medical allowance @ 15% of the basic pay of BPS-2008 subject to minimum Rs.1000/- PM.
It is clear from the above examples that a new entrant employee in BPS-16 after 01-07-2011 will get Rs. 1000/- as Medical Allowance. However if any employee above BPS-16 has more pay according to BPS-2008 whose 15% is greater than 1000/- he/she will claim more than 1000/- as the amount is admissible of the 15% of the pay of BPS-2008.