Pay Revision of Nurses : Lok Sabha Starred Question No.103

Pay Revision of Nurses : Lok Sabha Starred Question No.103

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 103
ANSWERED ON: 22.12.2017

Pay Revision of Nurses

BHAVANA GAWALI (PATIL)
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the All India Nurses Confederation has demanded review of their
pay scale and increase in their allowances;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government has taken any decision in this regard and if so,
the details thereof; and
(d) whether the Union of Nurses had called a pan-India strike in the recent
past and if so, the details thereof along with the action taken by the
Government to address their grievances?

ANSWER 

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE

(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (d) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO. 103* FOR 22TH DECEMBER, 2017
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(a) to (c) – Government has not received any representation/demands from
All India Nurses Confederation. However, representation from All India
Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF) was received in the Ministry demanding
revision in pay and allowances against 7th Central Pay Commission”s report.
The Government examined their demands along with demands of other
Associations. The Government accepted the Commission’s recommendations on
minimum pay, fitment factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay matrices and
general recommendations on pay without any material alteration vide
Resolution dated 25.07.2016. The recommendation on allowances was referred
to an Empowered Committee comprising of Finance Secretary and Secretary
(Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health
& Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts & Chairman,
Railway Board as Members for further consideration.
AIGNF threatened to go on a nationwide strike with effect from 2nd August,
2016. Their main demands were granting entry pay of PB-3 with GP 5400/- to
Staff Nurse ( Nursing Officer), Nursing allowance, Nurses to be covered
under Risk and Hardship Matrix (R1H1), Uniform and Washing allowance,
Knowledge allowance and other allowances according to the Grade Pay.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare examined their demands and
recommended entry Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- to Staff Nurse (Nursing Officer)
to Ministry of Finance. Detailed note in respect of allowances admissible
to nurses vide 7th CPC recommendations, demand of nurses and Ministry’s
response thereon was sent to Empowered Committee for consideration.
(Annexure).
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(d) AIGNF went on a nationwide strike on 2nd September, 2016 reiterating
their earlier demands on revision of pay and allowances. The strike was
called off after discussion on 3.9.2016. The Ministry of Health &
Family Welfare again referred the demands of the Association along with its
recommendations to the Empowered Committee. AIGNF also made their
presentation before the Committee on allowances on 15.9.2016.
The Empowered Committee examined the demands of the Nurses Associations.
The accepted recommendations on allowances were notified vide Government of
India notification dated 06th July, 2017. The Government of India has
accepted to retain and rationalize Nursing allowance and Operation theatre
allowance. Uniform and washing allowance has been retained and subsumed
under the Dress allowance. Most of the demands of AIGNF have been
considered and concluded to their satisfaction and a robust system of
monthly interaction with nurses has been put in place.

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