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7th CPC Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

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7th CPC Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

Condition for payment of 7th CPC HPCA/PCA and Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 6554
ANSWERED ON: 06.04.2018

Cadre Review of Medical Laboratory Staff

ANWHAR RAAJHAA
SUDHEER GUPTA
T. RADHAKRISHNAN
GAJANAN CHANDRAKANT KIRTIKAR
KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH
NARANBHAI KACHHADIA
VIJAY KUMAR S.R.
BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether his Ministry has finalised draft rules regarding minimum standards for clinical laboratories, framed under Clinical Establishments Act, 2010, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether his Ministry is aware that presently most of the work of clinical and research laboratories of even prestigious department i.e. ICMR and Central Government Hospitals is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent BSc, MSc, PhD medical laboratory professional in lab sciences who are not MBBS/MD, if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the cadre review of medical laboratory staff approved earlier has not been implemented in complete manner so far and most of issues like pay fixation, DPC, MACP, revision of recruitment rules, filling of vacant promotional posts are still pending, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(d) whether his Ministry has not issued any order till date regarding grant of Patient Care Allowance/Hospital Patient Care Allowance (PCA/HPCA) to health employees as per the accepted recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and

(e) whether his Ministry has also approved the short term certificate courses/ programmes which are neither formal degree nor diploma in allied health sciences and run under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and are very contrary to the core curricula designed by his Ministry in terms of course content and duration of courses etc., if so, the reaction of the Government thereto?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SMT. ANUPRIYA PATEL)

(a): Yes. The draft notification to amend the Clinical Establishments (Central Government) Rules, 2012 regarding minimum standards of medical diagnostic laboratories is available on the website of Clinical Establishment Act <clinicalestablishments.gov.in>.

(b): As per the information received from ICMR most of the work of clinical and research laboratories is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent technical staff and Scientists having B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D and MBBS, MD qualification.

As far as Central Government hospitals in Delhi viz. Safdarjung Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals are concerned, all the diagnostic work is performed and supervised by professionally qualified and technically competent MBBD/MD professionals.

(c): The cadre of the Medical Laboratory Staff of Central Government Hospitals in Delhi namely Safdarjung, Dr. RML and Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Hospitals has already been restructured and implemented by giving benefits of 7th Central Pay Commission.

(d): The order containing condition for payment of HPCA/PCA after implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission has not been issued so far. The matter is under consideration in this Ministry in consultation with Ministry of Finance.

(e): This Ministry has developed a course curricula for short term skill training. The National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) level of the skill development curricula is kept lower than the level of Diploma and Degree in core allied health courses developed by this Ministry. A skilled worker will only reach the higher levels after acquiring adequate qualification (either Diploma or Degree) through an accredited institute/university. There are no contradictions in the short term courses as compared to the core curricula developed by the Ministry.

Source: Loksabha

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Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance – Confederation

Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance – Confederation

Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance to the staff working at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Life Style related Disorders (RARILSD), Poojappara, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated – 18.03.2018

To
The Secretary
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(Hospital Division)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011

Sir,

Sub: Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance to the staff working at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Life Style related Disorders (RARILSD), Poojappara, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).

Ref: Ministry of Health Affairs (Hospital Division) Memo No. 2-28015/119/2010-11 dated 17.12.2012

Please refer to the above mentioned orders of your Ministry (copy enclosed) revising (doubling) the rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance to eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and organisations with effect from 01.09.2008.

The revised rate mentioned in the above cited memo is being drawn by the employees working at Sidhha Research Institute, Trivandrum Since 2008 (Copy of order enclosed).

It is reported that the employees working at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Life Style related Disorders (RARILSD) Trivandrum is not yet given the benefit of above orders doubling Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) till date. The employees of RARILSD comes under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences which also comes under the Ministry of AYUSH.

It is requested that action may be taken to extend the benefit to the employees of RARILSD also, thereby ending the discrimination.

A line in reply from your end will highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM

Source: Confederation

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Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics

Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics

HPCA-PCA-Railway-Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VII/91

RBE No.15 /2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/AL-3

New Delhi, dated 30.01.2018

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub:- Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics-regarding.

Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) was introduced on the Railways in terms of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6, dt. 09.01.2008 (RBE No.1/2008). Subsequently, on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, the rates of HPCA/PCA have been revised vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3, dt. 20.02.2013 (RBE No.15/2013) and dt. 14.07.2014 (RBE No.74/2014).

2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the President is pleased to decide that Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) shall be admissible only to existing eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) Railway employees as per R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix ( Rs.4100 for level 8 and below and Rs.5300 for level 9 and above).

3. The revised rates of HPCA/PCA shall be admissible with effect from the 1st of July, 2017.

4. The other terms and conditions regarding admissibility of HPCA/PCA as contained in Board’s letter dt. 09.01.2008 (RBE No.1/2008) and subsequent letters in this regard will remain in force.

5. These orders would be subject to any modification after issue of instructions by the Nodal Ministry i.e. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

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

7. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy.Director, E(P&A)II
Railway Board

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/

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Non-payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals

Non-payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. I/5(g)/Part V

Dated: 23/11/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir
Sub: Non-payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM item No. 12/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dated 09/01/2008, 20/02/2013 & letter No. E(P&A)II-9/HW-6-Vol III dated 31/07/2015.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol.III dated 02/06/2016.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.I/5(g)/Part V dated 09/06/2016.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2016/FE-/2 dated 09/11/2016 addressed to GS/NFIR

On perusal of the report of EDs Committee constituted to examine the feasibility for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units, the Federation finds that the following vital points have been ignored by the Committee while finalizing its recommendations:

• Railway Board vide letter No. E(P&A) II-98/HW-6 dated 09/01/2008 issued orders for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA). Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics with effect from 01/01/2008 pursuant to the directives issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide OM No. Z. 28015/24/2001-H dated 4th February 2004 duly removing ambiguity in this regard.

• The Principal Bench/CAT, New Delhi vide order dated 21st February 2014, while deciding OA No. 974/2013, has also relied on Railway Board’s circular dated 09/01/2008 and directed to pay HPCA/PCA to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics i.e. form 01/01/2008.

• Railway Board have issued orders granting HPCA/PCA to a few more categories such as Physiotherapist, Pharmacist working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics and these staff have been paid the HPCA/PCA w.e.f. 01/01/2008.

The Kithchen staff working in the Northern Railway Central Hospital are disappointed consequent upon issuance of unjustified order by the Railway Board for payment of HPCA/PCA from prospective date i.e. 02/06/2016 instead from 01/01/2008. A copy of representation dated 08/11/2016 received by the Federation from the Kitchen Staff of Northern Railway, Central Hospital is enclosed for reference as the representationists have been rightly demanding payment of HPCA/PCA from 01/01/2008.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to re-consider the matter and issue instructions for allowing payment of HPCA/PCA to all Kitchen Staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics w.e.f. 01/01/2008.

The issue will be discussed in NFIR’s PNM meeting to be held with the Railway Board on 22nd/23rd December 2016.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

 

The Chairman, Railway Board,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: Payment of arrears of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals-reg.

 

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol.III dated 02/06/2016.

We the following staff working the Kitchen of Northern Railway Central Hospital are thankful to the Railway Board for issuing orders for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance vide Railway Board’s orders dated 02/06/2016, pursuant to the demand raised vide NFIR’s PNM Item No. 12/2016. We are however, constrained to bring to your kind notice that our case has not been dealt with on merit and the payment of HPCA/PCA has been made w.e.f. 02/06/2016 only which is not justified.

In this connection, we place below following facts for the kind consideration and passing further orders in this case:

• That pursuant to the directives issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Railway Board vide letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dated 09/01/2008 issued order for payment of HPCA/PCA to the categories of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff working in the Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics w.e.f 01/01/2008.

• Subsequently, some more categories of staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics like Physiotherapist, Pharmacist etc., were added by the Railway Board who have also been paid HPCA/PCA w.e.f 01/01/2008.

• We are disappointed to note that in our case justice has not been awarded because payment of HPCA/PCA has been ordered only with effect from 02/02/2016, though our categories have been included vide Board’s order dated 02/06/2016.

The points mentioned above clearly established that the orders issued vide Board’s letter dated 02/06/2016 are discriminatory and do not impart justice to us.

We, therefore, request your kind honour to kindly consider our case for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to us w.e.f. 01/01/2008, similar to other categories of staff receiving the Allowance since 01/01/2008 and remove discrimination.

Date: 08/11/2016

Source: NFIR

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Hospital Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance in Railways

Railway Board has granted HPCA & PCA as discussed with AIRF to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

Railway Board Circular on Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

Railway Board has granted Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.58/2016.

No.E(P&A)Il-98/HW-6 Vol.III

New Delhi, dated : 02.06.2016.

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units etc.

Sub: Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

Ref: PNM/AIRF Item No. 7/2010, PNM/NFIR Item No.12/2015.

*****

Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance was introduced on the Railways in terms Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dated 09.01.2008. Further, the rates of HPCA/PCA were revised as per Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2013/AL-3 dated 20.02.2013. Dental Hygienists and Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists were also made eligible for HPCA/PCA vide Board’s letters E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol. Ill dated 31.07.2015 on the terms and conditions mentioned therein.

2. Consequent to the directions made by the Hon ‘ble CAT/Delhi in its order dt. 16.7.2015 in OA No. 974/2013, an expert committee was constituted to find out whether the duties & responsibilities of the applicants involve continuous & routine contacts with communicable diseases & handling infected materials, instruments, which can spread infection & thereafter would take final decision regarding their entitlement to HPCA/PCA/Risk Allowance. The applicants in this case were kitchen staff working in the Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi. The recognized Federations have also been demanding for the admissibility of HPCA/PCA to the Kitchen Staff.

3. The expert committee has submitted its recommendations and it has been considered by the Board and accordingly it has been decided to include the following category of Kitchen Staff in the list of eligible categories of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (non-ministerial) for the grant of HPCA/PCA w.e.f. the date of issue of this letter:

(i) Masalchis & Cookmates :
(ii) Cooks where no separate Masalchi/Cookmates is provided and the cooks are required to clean the utensils or serve food where bearers are not provided.

4. Other terms and conditions would remain the same as per Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dated 09.0 l.2008 and Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3 dated 20.02.2013.

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

6. Please acknowledge receipts.

(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board.

Download Railway Board Circular RBE No.58/2016No.E(P&A)Il-98/HW-6 Vol.III dated 02.06.2016

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7th Pay Commission Recommendations Hospital patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance Related to Risk and Hardship

7th Pay Commission Recommendations Hospital patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance Related to Risk and Hardship

 

Hospital patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance: (Retained. Rationalized. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.)

 

Patient Care Allowance (PCA) is admissible to Group `C’ and ‘D’ (non-Ministerial) employees excluding nursing personnel working in the health care delivery institutions/establishments (other than hospitals) with less than 30 beds, subject to the condition that no Night Weightage Allowance and Risk Allowance, if sanctioned by the Central Government, will be admissible to these employees. Similarly placed employees working in hospitals are eligible for Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA). This allowance is not admissible to Group `C’ and D (Non-Ministerial) employees working in the headquarters. The rules provide that only Group `C’ and `D’, non- Ministerial employees whose regular duties involve continuous and routine contact with patients infected with communicable diseases or those who have to routinely handle infected materials, instruments and equipment, which can spread infection, as their primary duty can be considered for grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance. It is further provided that HPCA shall not be allowed to any of those categories of employees whose contact with patients or exposure to infected materials is of an occasional nature. The present rates of these allowances are: Hospital Patient Care Allowance@ Rs.2,100 pm for Group `C’ staff and Rs.2,085 pm for Group `D’ Staff. Patient Care Allowance @ Rs.2,070 pm for both Group `C’ and ‘D’ staff.

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Constitution of Committee for Hospital Patient Care Allowance

Constitution of Committee for Hospital Patient Care Allowance

Railway Board to constitute a 3 Member team Committee to find out whether kitchen staff including Cooks, Asstt. Cooks and Mates working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units are entitled to Hospital Patient Care Allowance

Railway Board to constitute a Committee for Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)-2015

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee for Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)-2015.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. ERB-112015/23/47

New Delhi, dated 03 .11.2015

ORDER

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee for Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)-2015 consisting of the following:-

i) Executive Director/Health (G), Railway Board                : Convenor
ii) Executive Director/Finance (Estt), Railway Board         : Member
iii) Executive Director/Pay Commission-I, Railway Board : Member
2. The Terms of reference of the Committee will be as under:-

i) To find out whether the duties and responsibilities of kitchen staff including Cooks, Asstt. Cooks and Mates working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units involve continuous and routine contacts with communicable diseases and handling infected materials, instruments, which can spread infection and thereafter would take final decision ·regarding their entitlement to Hospital Patient Care Allowance(HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance(PCA)/Risk Allowance; and

ii) To find out if any other category of staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units are eligible for HPCA/PCA as per demands made by the Federations/ Associations.

3. The Committee should submit its report within a period of two months from the date of its constitution.

4. The Headquarter of the Committee will be at New Delhi.

5. The Health Directorate of Railway Board will be the Nodal Directorate for functioning of the Committee.

Deputy Secretary (Estt)
Railway Board

Download Railway Board Order No.ERB-112015/23/47 dated 03.11.2015

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Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance

Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2013/H-1/10/8

New Delhi,dated 26.10.2015

The Chief Medical Directors/Olficers,
All Indian Railways/Production Units.

Sub: Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance.

Ref: NFIR’s letter no. 1/5(g)/Part V dated 19.10.2015.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen in its letter has contentded that there is no designation or post of “Store Pharmacist” on Indian Railways and all the Pharmacists have been working in the Health Care delivery institutions/establishments whose duties involve dispensing medicines and maintaining records of medicines. In the railways there is no category exclusively designed as “Store Pharmacist” not involved in dispensing of medicines.

It is desired to furnish the facts on the matter alongwith details within 7 days by FAX. The same may be uploaded on Smdms.

(Dr. P.Pant)
Director/IH
Railway Board

Source: nfirindia

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