Payment of HPCA and PCA to Dental Hygienists from January 2008
Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) w.e.f. 09.01.2008 to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway Employees
Railway Board Order on Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA)
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 in 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.