7th CPC - Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) / Patient Care Allowance (PCA): MoH&FW OM
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) relating to grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) / Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to the Government employees.
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, 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.
[See below the decision of govt and recommendations of 7th CPC]
2. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance ID No. A-27023/1/2017/E.II B/7th CPC dated 16.04.2018.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele no. 23061521
i. Head of all Subordinate Office under the control of Directorate General of Health Services (as per standard list)
ii. All Addl. DGs/ DDGs/ Director (CGHS)
iii. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, North Block, New Delhi
iv. Ministry of Railways, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
v. DoPT, North Block, New Delhi
vi. Ministry of Defence, South Block, New Delhi
vii. Ministry of Labour, Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi
viii. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
ix. Ministry of Urban Development, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
x. Medical Superintendent, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi
xi. Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
xii. Director, LHMC and Associate Hospitals, New Delhi
xiii. J CM Section, MoHFW with request to circulate this OM to all recognized Unions, etc.
xiv. General Secretary, All India CGHS Employees Association, 69, Saket Kunj, Sector- 9, Rohini, Delhi
xv. Integrated Finance Division, MoHFW, New Delhi
xvi. NIC , M/o H&FW with request to place the same in the Ministry’s website.
i. All Joint Secretaries in the MoHFW for circulating it to all the Hospitals / Institutes under their administrative control.
ii. PPS to Secretary(HFW)/ Secretary (Ayush)/AS&FA/ AS(H), MoHFW
HPCA/PCA - Govt./Cabinet Approval
Rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance have been increased from ₹2070 - ₹2100 per month to ₹4100 – ₹5300 per month. 7th CPC recommendations modified to the extent that it will be granted to Ministerial staff also.
[Read at: Cabinet Approval on Nursing Allowance, Operation Theatre Allowance & PCA/HPCA]
HPCA/PCA - Recommendations by 7th Central Pay Commission
Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)
8.10.29 Patient Care Allowance (PCA) is admissible to Group `C’ and ‘D’ (non-Ministerial) employees excluding nursing personnel working in the health care delivery institutions/establishments (other than hospitals) with less than 30 beds, subject to the condition that no Night Weightage Allowance and Risk Allowance, if sanctioned by the Central Government, will be admissible to these employees. Similarly placed employees working in hospitals are eligible for Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA). This allowance is not admissible to Group `C’ and D (Non-Ministerial) employees working in the headquarters. The rules provide that only Group `C’ and `D’, non- Ministerial employees whose regular duties involve continuous and routine contact with patients infected with communicable diseases or those who have to routinely handle infected materials, instruments and equipment, which can spread infection, as their primary duty can be considered for grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance. It is further provided that HPCA shall not be allowed to any of those categories of employees whose contact with patients or exposure to infected materials is of an occasional nature. The present rates of these allowances are: Hospital Patient Care Allowance@ Rs.2,100 pm for Group `C’ staff and Rs.2,085 pm for Group `D’ Staff. Patient Care Allowance @ Rs.2,070 pm for both Group `C’ and ‘D’ staff.Read at: Seventh Pay Commission Report: Allowances related to Risk and Hardship [Click]