GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated : 31.7.2015.
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units etc.
Source:- Indian Railway
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.
Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance was introduced on the Railways in terms of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dt. 09.01.2008. Further, the rates of HPCA/PCA were revised as per Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I1-2013/AL-3 dt. 20.02.2013.
2. The issue of inclusion of left out categories of staff for the grant of HPCA/PCA has been under consideration in this Ministry pursuant to demands raised from various quarters including both the recognised Federations for quite some time and it has now been decided that HPCA/PCA may be made admissible to the following two categories of Group ‘C’ (non-ministerial) railway employees working in railway hospitals and health units/clinics with effect from the date of issue of this letter :
(i) Dental Hygienists.
(ii) Physiotherapists/ Occupational Therapists.
3. Other terms and conditions would remain the same as per Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dt. 09.01.2008 and Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3 dt. 20.02.2013.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.