Hospital Patient Care Allowance to employees of Railway Hospitals doubled

Existing Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance to eligible Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (Non- Ministerial) Railway Employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/ Clinics, w.e.f. 01.09.2008 Doubled

In line with increase of Hospital Patient Care Allowance by Department of Health and family welfare to eligible Group C and D CGHS Employees as per OM No: Z.28015/119/2012-H dt. 17.12.2012 (Click here to get this Office Memorandum) Railway Board has now increased Hospital Patient Care Allowance to its employees working in Railway hospitals.

The full text of this order dated 20.02.2013 is as follows

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

( RAILWAY BOARD )

RBE No. 15 / 2013

New Delhi dated 20.2.2013.

No. E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3

The General Managers/CAOs,

All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub : Revision of the existing rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance to eligible Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (Non- Ministerial) Railway Employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/ Clinics, w.e.f. 01.09.2008.

Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance was introduced on the Railways in terms of Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dt. 09.01.2008.

Consequent to the decision conveyed by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide their Office Memorandum No. Z.28015/119/2012-H dt. 17.12.2012,Board has decided to double the existing rates for payment of HPCA/PCA to all eligible Group ‘C’ & ‘ll’ (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/ Clinics, w.e.f. 01.09.2008. The amount of HPCA/PCA would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. This is subject to the following terms & conditions :-

(i) HPCA /PCA may be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for less than one calendar month.

(ii) HPCA /PCA may not be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for more than one calendar month.

(iii) HPCA / PCA should not be admissible in case of unauthorized leave.

2. The other terms and conditions regarding admissibility of HPCA/PCA as contained in Board’s letter E(P&A)11-98/IIW-6 dt. 09.01.2008 shall remain the same.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(K. Shankar)

Director/E(P&A)

Railway Board.

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