January 01, 2018 07:46 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Haryana Government has accorded approval to the service bye-laws for the contractual employees engaged under National Health Mission (NHM) in the state.  These rules will be applicable from January 1, 2018.

While stating this here today, Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that the government has kept his promise as announced and this decision would immensely benefit the employees. Under these rules, the employees have been divided into three categories. In category-I, apart from experts, maximum honorarium of the present or the entry level would be given to employees who have completed satisfactory service till 5 years.  They would also get the benefit of medical allowance of Rs500 per month or ESI scheme with annual salary hike of 5 percent.

The Minister said that those who have completed five to 10 years service would be included in category-II. They would be given basic pay and dearness allowance. Similarly, basic pay, dearness allowance and house rent allowance would be admissible to those who would have completed 10 years or more continuous satisfactory service under category-III. These employees would get maximum pay of present or entry level and medical allowance of Rs500 per month or ESI benefit, besides, an increment of three percent in basic pay.

He said that the travelling and daily allowance of these employees has also been amended. Those covered in category –I would be entitled for 2nd AC or AC Chair Car in Shatabadi from Chandigarh to Delhi and back, AC bus and taxi. Their daily allowance has also been increased from Rs300 to Rs1000. In category-II, the employees would be entitled for 2nd AC/AC Chair Car from Chandigarh to Delhi and back, deluxe bus and taxi. Their daily allowance has been increased from Rs.300 to Rs.500. Those covered under category-III would be entitled for 3rd AC chair, ordinary bus and shared taxi and their daily allowance would be Rs500 instead of Rs200 earlier. Similarly, a positive change has been made in facilities to be extended during journeys to other states, he added.

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