Employees' Old-Age Benefits Institution
Ministry of Labour Manpower & Overseas Pakistanis
Government of Pakistan
HEAD OFFICE, KARACHI
One of the qualifying
conditions for invalidity pension is "Degree of Invalidity". This
degree of invalidity should be ascertained by a Medical Board.
According to Regulation 2(e) of EOB (Payment of Invalidity
Allowance) Regulation 1981, Medical Board means a panel of doctors
appointed by the Institution for assessing the degree of invalidity
sustained by an insured person. It will be observed that a panel of
doctor connotes more than one doctor. Contrary to this, it is the
practice in EOBI that a single doctor assesses the degree of
invalidity pension. This has given rise to agitation and dispute by
some of the affected claimants.