The government of Haryana has decided to increase the non-practicing allowance (NPA) for medical officers to 20% of the basic pay, in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. The revised NPA will be implemented with retrospective effect from May 1, 2018.
The decision is expected to benefit 272 medical officers, assistant medical officer, senior medical officer, dental surgeon and director of ESI healthcare department.
Medical officers who will be eligible for NPA include government employees posted against a clinical post, reports said.
NPA is aimed at prohibiting the private practice of government medical officers in public interest and the allowance would be admissible only in such cases and circumstances. The total pay combined with NPA should not exceed Rs 2,24,550 per month.
The government medical officers have been demanding to revise the NPA as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission.