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25/09/2011

Family Planning Allowance to Central Government employees – FAQ

Family Planning Allowance to Central Government employees – FAQ

Family Planning Allowance to Central Government employees :- Family Planning Allowance, it is one of the severe steps taken by the Central Government to check growing population. At that time incentives were announced to Government employees, those having three children. In the following days it was reduced to two children.

The sterilisation operation which is performed for this is known as tubectomy (for women) and vasectomy(for men). This is a permanent method of family planning, which means once you opt this and undergo this procedure the reversal of the condition is not possible.

Before 5th CPC the Family Planning Allowance was noted as Personal Pay and 6th CPC has recommended that the rates of Family Planning allowances has been doubled. According to the provisions contained in Finance Ministry’s O.M.No. 7(39)/E dated 4th December 1979, O.M.No.6(39)/98-IC.II dated 6th July 1999 and O.M.No.F.No.7(20)/2008-E.III(A) dated 24th September 2008, Central Government employees who undergone sterilisation were entitled to a Special Increment. One would get incentive according to the pay scale-grade, not to be absorbed in future increases in pay. The rate of increment was equal to the amount of the next increment due at the time of grant of the incentive and it remain fixed during the entire service.

We are here try to several informations through simple questions and answers…If there is any differences of opinion please write to us.

Is there any age limit..?
Yes, Employees must be within the reproductive age group. If male employee should not be over 50 years and his wife should be between 20 to 45 yrs, Female employee should not be over 45 years and her husband must not be over 50 yrs.

Upto how many children is permissible for this allowance..?
The employees should have not more than two surviving children (upto three children prior to 21.07.1999). If twins are born after first surviving child and the number of surviving children crosses the ceiling of two children in second /subsequent delivery (ies) shall also be admissible.

Submission of hospital certificate made compulsory or not..?
Family Planning allowance would be granted only on production of sterilisation certificate issued by an authorised competent authority of Government hospital or Government aided hospital.

If the operation was prior to employment is eligible..?
The allowance is not admissible if the operation was prior to joining the Central Government services.

How do know the increment amount..?
The rate of increment (prescribed in the O.M.) applicable to the post held by you at the time of sterilisation.

If spouses died after operation..?
If the employee is drawing allowance and if his spouse dies, allowance cannot be stopped.

Is there any special leave for Family Planning..?
Male Employee :-
(i)  Maximum of 6 working days for vasectomy operation and for second time similar operation another 6 working days.
(ii)  Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation.
(iii)  Maximum of 7 working days to follow the date of operation, if his wife undergoes tubectomy, laproscopy or salpingetomy operation
Female Employee  :-
(i)  Maximum of 14 working days if she undergoes tubectomy/laproscopy and another 14 days for second occasion.
(ii)  Maximum of 14 working days for salpingectomy operation after Medical Termination of Pregnancy.
(iii)  One day’s Special CL on the day of IUCD/IUD insertion/re-insertion.
(iv)  Maximum of 21 working days for recanalization operation. Special CL for one day for her husband’s vasectomy operation.

The DA crossed 50%, the allowance also enhanced by 25% or not..?
No. The allowance not to be absorbed in future increase in pay.

Any time limit for this claim..?
No. However, claims submitted after 6 months of operation would be treated as delayed claim.  For such cases, employee is required to submit the reasons for delayed claim.

The new rate of this allowance with effect from 1st January 2008 as indicated in the table below…

Pre-revised Pay Scale

Grade Pay

Rate of Allowance

Upto 4000-100-6000

Upto 2400

210

4500-125-7000

2800

250

Upto 6500-200-10500

Upto 4200

400

7450-225-11500

4600

450

7450-250-12000

4800

500

Upto 9000-275-9550

Upto 5400

550

Upto 10650-325-15850

Upto 6600

650

Upto 12000-375-18000

Upto 7600

750

Upto 15100-400-18300

Upto 8700

800

Upto 16400-450-20900

Upto 8900

900

Upto 18400-500-22400

Upto 10000

1000

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you
SMLokhande





6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.