Constitution of Committee for Hospital Patient care allowance & Patient care allowance


No. ERB-112015/23/47 New Delhi, dated 03 .11.2015


Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee for Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)-2015 consisting of the following:-
i) Executive Director/Health (G), Railway Board                Convenor
ii) Executive Director/Finance (Estt), Railway Board         Member
iii) Executive Director/Pay Commission-!, Railway Board Member

2. The Terms of reference of the Committee will be as under:-
i) To find out whether the duties and responsibilities of kitchen staff including Cooks, Asstt. Cooks and Mates working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units involve continuous and routine contacts with communicable diseases and handling infected materials, instruments, which can spread infection and thereafter would take final decision ·regarding their entitlement to Hospital Patient Care Allowance(HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance(PCA)/Risk
Allowance; and
ii) To find out if any other category of staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units are eligible for HPCA/PCA as per demands made by the Federations/ Associations.
3. The Committee should submit its report within a period of two months from the date of its constitution.
4. The Headquarter of the Committee will be at New Deihi
5. The Health Directorate of Railway Board will be the Nodal Directorate for functioning of the Committee.

Deputy Secretary (Estt)
Railway Board

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