AIIMS RDA seeks revision of 7th pay panel directions
The Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of AIIMS has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking revision of seventh central pay panel recommendations, arguing their implementation in the current form will make government doctors move to private sector.
The recommendations, they said, have brought disappointment to the medical fraternity, as the non- practising allowance (NPA), given exclusively to doctors, has reduced from 25 to 20 per cent.
Also, earlier the basic pay and the NPA were added while calculating the house rental allowance (HRA).
However, this has been omitted and the HRA will be calculated only with the basic pay resulting in less salary, the RDA said in the letter. This unacceptable move of the government will reduce the total salary of doctors not only in percentage but also in figures, the letter said.