Revision of rates of Operation Theatre allowance (Special allowance) to the Nursing Personnel working in Central Government Hospitals
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated the 27 September, 2017.
Subject:- Revision of rates of Operation Theater allowance (Special allowance) to the Nursing Personnel working in Central Government Hospitals as per recommendations of the 7th CPC – regarding.
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, the President is pleased to revise the rate of Operation Theater allowance (Special allowance renamed as Operation Theater allowance) from Rs.360/-per month to Rs.540/- per month to the Nursing Personnel working in the following specialized areas in Central Government Hospitals / Institutions under the Ministry of Health &Family welfare
a. All Major Operation Theaters.
b. All Intensive Care Units / Intensive Care Treatment areas
c. Coronary Care Units /Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
d. Dialysis Unit/ Ward and Transplant Units/ Wards
e. Intensive Care Units for Burns
f. Tetanus Wards and Rabies Wards
g. Pediatric Nursery/ Neonatal Units
Operation Theatre allowance admissible to nursing personnel is subject to the following conditions:
i. The allowance shall be paid to the nursing personnel for such period only when the concerned staff is actually working in the specified areas. The minimum period for working in the specialized areas will be two to three years.
ii. No Nursing Officer with less than one year of service is to be posted. for duty in these areas.
iii. This allowance is restricted to 35% of the total staff strength of nursing staff of any hospital/ Institution.
3. The revised rates of allowances shall be admissible with effect from the 1st of July, 2017.
4. This issues with the approval of Deptt of Expenditure vide ID No.A.27023/1/2017/E.II.B(7th CPC)/Pt. dated 14.09.2017.
(A K Sahoo)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India