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Increase in the existing rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance to eligible Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) Railway Employees working the Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics, w.e.f. 01/01/2014.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 74

No. E(P&A)-II/2013/AL-3.

New Delhi, 14.07.2014

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways and Production Units,

Sub.:- Increase in the existing rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance to eligible Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) Railway Employees working the Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics, w.e.f. 01/01/2014.

Attention is drawn to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3 dated 20.2.2013 vide which the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance(HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) Railway Employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics were revised w.e.f. 01/09/2008.
2. In order to dispel any doubts that may arise regarding increase of the rates after increase in the rate of Dearness Allowance by 50% and 100%, the following clarifications are being given:
(i) The rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) had crossed 50% w.e.f. 01/01/2011, therefore the rates of HPCA/PCA had increased by 25% ( on the rates effective on 01/09/2008) with effect from 01/01/2011.
(ii) The rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) has now been enhanced to 100% w.e.f. 01/01/2014. Therefore, the rates of HPCA/PCA shall again be increased by 25% (on the rates effective on 01/09/2008) with effect from 01/01/2014.
3. The other terms and conditions regarding admissibility of HPCA/PCA as contained in Board’s letter E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dated 09/01/2008 and E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3 dated 20/02/2013 shall remain the same.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Please acknowledge the receipt.

(K. Shankar)
Director, E(P&A),
Railway Board.

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