Highlights of the discussions on the Agenda items of the 32nd meeting of SCOVA held on 12.4.2022.
( As communicated to me by 3 of the 15 Pensioners’ Associations whose representatives attended the meeting)
Item -2 : Periodical Health check- up for Pensioners : Decision: Guidelines will be issued for periodical check up for pensioners who are aged 75 years and above.
Item 6 : Payment of arrears of DR for 18 months from 1.1.2020 to 30.6.2021. Decision: Not accepted citing huge financial implications of Rs.34,400 Crores.
The item was treated as closed.
Item 7 : Enhancement of pension at 1% every year so that the Pensioner gets 20 % increase 20 years after retirement or alternatively , increase of pension at 5% every 5 years . Decision:
This will be considered after receipt of the report called for from the Departments of GoI on the number of Pensioners in different age groups.
Item- 8 : Enhancement of fixed medical allowance ( FMA) from Rs.1000 to Rs.2000 – Decision: Under review and active consideration