रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड RAILWAY BOARD)
The General Secretary
3, Chelmsford Road
The General secretary
4, State Entry Road
Subject: Payment of patient Care Allowance/HPCA to the Railway Employees working in Railway Hospitals and Dieticians etc.
The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.1/5(g)/Part VI dated 01.06.2018 & 17.08.2018 and AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/101(126) dated 23.05.2018 & AIRF/101(195) dated 25.07.2018 on the subject quoted above. The matter has been examined and it is stated that Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), the nodal Ministry on HPCA/PCA, vide their OM No.Z.28015/119/2012-H dated 17.05.2018 have stated that the approval of Competent Authority is conveyed for payment of HPCA/PCA to those staff who were in receipt of HPCA/PCA as on 30th June, 2017.
Further, a committee had been constituted to find out if any other category of staff working in Railway Hospital/Health units is eligible for HPCA/PCA. The recommendations of the Committee are being processed for further necessary action.
For Secretary Railway Board