Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway Employees working i Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RBE No.138 /2016.
New Delhi, dated 24.11.2016.
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
Sub.:- Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway Employees working i Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.
Ref.:- PNM/AIRF’s Item No.7/2010 and PNM/NFIR’s Item No. 12/2016.
Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 31.07.2015 (RBE No. 87/2015) wherein Dental Hygienists and Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists were included in the list of eligible categories of staff for the grant of HPCA/PCA with effect from the date of issue of the letter i.e., 31.07.2015.
2. The issue of date of effect of grant of HPCA/PCA to Dental Hygienists and Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists has been considered in this Ministry pursuant to demands raised by the recognised Federations and Associations and it has been decided that the payment of HPCA/PCA be made to these two categories with effect from 09.01.2008.
3. Other terms and conditions would remain the same as per Board’s letter No. E(P&A)-II-98/HW-6 dated 09.01.2008, letter No. E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3 dated 20.02.2013 and letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol. III dated 31.07.2015.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.
Deputy Director, E(P&A)-II.