Government of India
Ministry of Health & 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’ & ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations w.e.f. 1.09.2008.
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’ & ‘D’ employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations in the Central Government from the period w.e.f. 01.09.2008. 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 & conditions:-
(i) HPCA / PCA may be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave / training for less than one calendar month.
(ii) HPCA / PCA may not be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave training for more than one calendar month.
(iii) HPCA / PCA should not be admissible in case of unauthorized leave.
This issues with the approval of Department of Personnel & 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.