Revision of rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance

Railway Board Letter No
E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3 dated 20.2.2013
Date
RBE No
15/2013
Circular Subject
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' & '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.

 

4. Please acknowledge receipt. 

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