GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RBE NO- 74
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.
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