Revision of rates of Operation Theater Allowance (Special Allowance) to the Nursing Personnel working in Railway Hospitals as per the recommendations of 7th CPC
Government Of India
Ministry Of Railways
New Delhi, dated 27-12-2017
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
Sub: Revision of rates of Operation Theater Allowance (Special Allowance) to the Nursing Personnel working in Railway Hospitals as per the recommendations of 7th CPC — regarding.
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to revise the rate of Operation Theatre Al nce (Special Allowance renamed as Operation Theatre Allowance) to Rs. 540/- per Nursing Personnel working in the following specialized areas in Railway Hospit e Ministry of Railways:-
(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.
2. Operation Theater Allowance is 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.
3. The revised rates of Allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st of July, 2017.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railway.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.