Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals

Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals

NFIR
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. I5(g)/2019

Dated: 21/10/2019

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

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

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM ltem No. 12/2016.
(ii) Board’s letter No. 2015/H-1/10/10/HPCA dated 14/03/2016 addressed to CMD, Central Railway.
(iii) Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol. III dated 18/04/2016 (RBE No. 36/2016.
(iv) Board’s letter No. E(P &A)II/2017/ AL-4 dated 27/06/2018 addressed to GM (P), Central Railway.
(v) NFIR’s letter No. I/5(g)/Part VI dated 08/09/2018.
(vi) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2018/Misc./4 dated 13/09/2018.
(vii) NFIR’s letter No.I/5(g) Part VI dated 19/09/2018.
(viii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2018/Misc/4 dated 21/01/2019 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(ix) NFIR’s letter No. I.5(g) Part VI dated 18/02/2019.
(x) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2018/Misc./4 dated 08/03/2019 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(xi) NFIR’s letter No. I/5(g) dated 28/05/2019.

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Kind attention is invited to the correspondence cited above on NFIR’s PNM item No. 12/2016 pending with the Railway Board. Though the subject was discussed with the Railway Board (ED/PC-I) in the special meeting held on 04/06/2019 and Official Side conveyed that the matter was under consideration, unfortunately the issue has not yet been settled.

Federation further desires to convey to the Railway Board that pursuant to Railway Board’s instructions revising the designations of various erstwhile Group ‘D’ Staff (RBE No. 201/2018 dated 27/12/2018), the following categories of staff working in the Railway Hospitals have been excluded from the payment of HPCA/PCA.

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1) Hamals, GP 1800 and 2) Peon Assistants, GP 1800 now revised as Hospital Attendant.

In this connection, NFIR desires to state that the staff of above categories working in the Railway Hospitals also undertake various jobs and come into contact with the patients, therefore they should also be covered for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance.

NFIR, therefore, request the Railway Board again to review and issue instructions to the Zonal Railways etc., soon covering all the remaining categories of staff working in the Railway Hospitals for the purpose of payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance as has been allowed to the staff of categories working in the Central Government Hospitals.

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A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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