7th CPC – Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(Hospital – II Section)
Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi
Sub: Implementation of the Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for granting of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ (Non-ministerial employees) Allied Healthcare Professionals working in various Central Government Healthcare Facilities – reg.
In continuation of this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 17.05.2018 and consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), the approval of Competent Authority is conveyed for payment of HPCA/PCA to all Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ (Non-ministerial employees) Allied Healthcare Professionals excluding Nurses working in various Central Government Healthcare Facilities as per cell R1H3 of the Risk and Hardship Matrix. if underlying conditions of their exposure as per this Ministry’s letter No.Z.28015/24/200I-H dated 04.02.2004 are satisfied, in the following manner:
|S.No.||Level of Pay Scale||Rate of amount of HPCA/PCA
admissible per month
|1.||Level 8 and below||Rs. 4100/-|
|2.||Level 9 and above||Rs. 5300/-|
2. This is also subject to the following 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 of the individual proceeds on leave/training for equivalent and more than one calendar month.
(iii) HPCA/PCA should not be admissible in case of unauthorized leave.
3. This order shall be effective from 1st July. 2017
4. This issues with concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide their ID No.A-27203/1/2017/E.II B/7th CPC/Pt. dated 30.07.2019,16.08.2019 & 11.09.2019
Under Secretary to the Government of India