GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No. E(P&A)I-2012/AL/1 New Delhi, dated: 13.05.2014
The General Managers(P),
All Indian Railways/Production Units.
Sub: Grant of Nursing Allowance to Assistant Nursing Officers working in Railway Hospital.
Ref: (i) Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-98/AL/1 dated 17.09.98
(ii) Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/AL/1 dated 06.02.2009
In terms of Board’s letter referred above Nursing Allowance is admissible to the Nursing Personnel. A reference has been received seeking clarification as to whether Assistant Nursing Officers (ANO) which is a group B Gazetted post are also eligible for Nursing Allowance.
2. The matter has been examined in Board’s office in consultation with Health Directorate. Since the ANOs are performing overall supervision of nursing services and not involved in nursing activities, they are not eligible for grant of nursing allowance.
3. This disposes of Southern Railway’s letter No. P(B) Gaz/Misc dated 28.09.2012 Past cases decided otherwise need not be reopened.
Director Estt. (P&A)
Copy for information to:
1) FA&CAOs, All Indian Railways & Production Units, etc.
2) EDH(G), Railway Board.