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' & 'D' (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/HW-6 dt. 09.01.2008 shall remain the same.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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