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NDMC staff to get revised patient care allowance

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BS RAWAT 13/8/2013

It is good news for thousands of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) employees; the new chairman of the civic body to approve doubling hospital patient care allowance to them shortly.


Besides, it will be decided to revise the existing rate of risk allowance given to employees engaged in hazardous duties across the city.

“Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance payable to about thousands entitled NDMC employees with effect from next month. Their case would be sent to the new chairman for approval,” a senior official in the Health Department told DTMT.

After the approval the allowance Rs 1400 will be given to all class of employees, including sweepers engaged in cleaning of underground drains, sewer lines and those working in trenching grounds and infectious diseases hospitals and dispensaries.

Earlier, the NDMC & Karamchari Bachao Morcha demanded the early release of revised patient care allowance, DPC, ACP, LTC advance, MTC scale.

The union president, Mr Ompal Singh Lore, alleged that it was not being given to them since 1992. He further said that if their demands were not met at the earliest, they would be forced to intensify the agitation and the routine work of the hospital would suffer.

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