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Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt Guest House / Transit Facility

Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House / Transit Facility – CGDA Orders

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANIT-10

No.AN/XII/18001/1/GH

To
All PCDA,CDA, PCA (FYS) Kolkata

Dated: 5th Jan 2017

Subject: Admissibility of HRA in case of residing in Govt. Guest House / Transit Facility
Reference: HQrs Office Important Circulars Xo.AX/XVIII/1/18001/GH dated 21.11.200 and AN/XIV/14153/III/HRA/CCA/Vol.-X dated 18.03.2011

Comprehensive guidelines have been issued on the subject vide HQrs Office Important Circular dated 21.11.2000, to regulate the stay of officials at Guest Houses/transit accommodations. Further, HQrs Office Circular dated 18.03.2011 clearly stipulates that those occupying Government accommodation are not eligible for HRA and that the officers staying in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc. in the Headquarters of their posting will not be entitled to draw HRA for the penod during which they stay in the Inspection Quarters/Bungalow etc.

2. Despite this, HQrs office is in receipt of reference from PCDA/CDA asking for clarification on the subject matter.

3. It is therefore, reiterated that those residing in Government accommodation be it Inspection Quarter or Transit Facility or Guest House shall not be granted HRA as stipulated vide GOI, Ministry of Communications, in consultation with Ministry of Finance, vide their letter No.14-4/85-NB dated 26.11.1985. Action may be taken accordingly.

(Mustaq Ahmad)

Dy. CGDA (Admin)

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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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Doubling of Hospital Patient Care Allowances / Patient Care Allowances to eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) employees

Doubling of Hospital Patient Care Allowances / Patient Care Allowances to eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) employees

 

Z.28015/119/2012-H
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(Hospital Section)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated 17th December, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Doubling of existing rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowances / Patient Care Allowances to eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’  (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals  Dispensaries and Organizations w.e.f.1.9.2008.
The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Union Cabinet for doubling the existing rate of payment of HPCA / PCA to all eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations in the Central Government from the period w.e.f. 1.9.2008. 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 and conditions :-
(i) HPCA/PCA may be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for less than one calender month.
(ii) HPCA / PCA may not be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for more than one calender month.
(iii) HPCA / PCA should not be admissible in case of unauthorized leave.
This issues with the approval of Department of Personnel and training vide their D.O. No.21012/01/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 18th October, 2012 and U.O. of even number dated 11th December, 2012.
sd/-
(Sanjay Pant)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: AIRF and NFIR

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Health Ministry Orders : Doubling of existing rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowances / Patient Care Allowances

Health Ministry Orders : Doubling of existing rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowances / Patient Care Allowances

 

Z.28015/119/2012-H
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(Hospital Section)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated 17th December, 2012.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Doubling of existing rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowances / Patient Care Allowances to eligible Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations w.e.f. 1.09.2008.
The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Union Cabinet for doubling the existing rate of payment of HPCA / PCA to all eligible Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations in the Central Government from the period 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.
This issues with the approval of Department of Personnel & Training vide their D.O.No.21012/01/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 18th October, 2012 and U.O. of even number dated 11th December, 2012.
sd/-
(Sanjay Pant)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.esic.nic.in
[http://www.esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_med281212.pdf]

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