Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated 17th December, 2012
Subject : Doubling of existing rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowances / Patient Care Allowances to eligible Group 'C' and 'D' (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals Dispensaries and Organizations w.e.f.1.9.2008.
The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Union Cabinet for doubling the existing rate of payment of HPCA / PCA to all eligible Group 'C' and 'D' employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations in the Central Government from the period w.e.f. 1.9.2008. The amount of HPCA/PCA would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. This is subject to the following terms and conditions :-
(i) HPCA/PCA may be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for less than one calender month.
(ii) HPCA / PCA may not be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for more than one calender month.
(iii) HPCA / PCA should not be admissible in case of unauthorized leave.
This issues with the approval of Department of Personnel and training vide their D.O. No.21012/01/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 18th October, 2012 and U.O. of even number dated 11th December, 2012.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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