Existing Provisions: Nursing Allowance is the composite term used for four allowances granted to nursing personnel: Nursing Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Washing Allowance and Messing Allowance, presently granted at the following rates:
(₹ per month)
Recommendations of 7th CPC: No change in the rate of Nursing Allowance is recommended. However, the rate of Nursing Allowance will go up by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent. Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance have been subsumed in the newly recommended Dress Allowance for Nurses and will not be payable separately. Messing Allowance is petty in nature. It is recommended that it should be abolished.
I. National Council (Staff Side), JCM: The rate of this allowance be increased by a factor of 2.25.
II. M/o Health & FW: Multiplying factor of 1.5 may be extended in case of Nursing Allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee notes that the rate of the Nursing Allowance has not been revised by the 7th CPC although it is partially linked to DA. Therefore, the Committee recommends that the rates of Nursing Allowance be multiplied by a factor of 1.5 and be increased to ₹7200 per month.
The additional financial implication on account of the changes proposed by the Committee is estimated to be ₹ 49.00 crore per annum and will benefit approximately 17000 personnel.