AMHSDA demands NPA as per central pattern

AMHSDA demands NPA as per central pattern

TMB Report

Imphal: All Manipur Health Services Doctors Association (AMHSDA) has demanded that the Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) of the doctors should be treated as per central pattern as endorsed by the chief minister in the meeting with the association on august 26, 2020.

AMHSDA also demanded that NPA should be treated as a part of the pay and additional facilities as per Central Services Revised Pay Rules 2016, Rule 7(i) (B)(ii).

Speaking to the media at the directorate of health Service, Lamphel on Wednesday, general secretary of AMHSDA Dr. L. Arke Singh said that the association convened a general body meeting on September 12 and has sent the resolutions of the meeting to the state government.

He said that the association resolved that the duty liberal incentive to be given to any Manipur Health Service officers and health workers who died on COVID duty should be in the central pattern which is Rs. 50 lakhs per person.

He said that the meeting agreed that the post of project director, Manipur AIDS Control Society should be held by a joint director of Manipur Health Service as it was earmarked for and held by a joint director of the Manipur Health Service since the beginning of MACS.

Similarly the post of State Mission director was also held by the director Family Welfare or by the director of Health Services or by senior MHS officers not below the rank of joint director and as such the same should be followed said Arke.

The DDOs and treasuries concerned should settle the New Pension Schemes(NPS) issues of AMHSDA members and the health directorate or AMHSDA may be informed for assistance if necessary, he added.

He continued that the aggrieved doctors are requested to submit their grievances in groups addressed to the director of health Services with copies to the association for redressal.

It was further decided to request the government to convene a meeting of the drafting committee (already functional) of the MHS rules, 2020 for the drafting new MHS rules 2020 along with other stakeholders so that the new rules will be acceptable to all and to notify the final MHS rules, 2020 on or before December 31, 2020, he added.

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