NPA restored for govt doctors in Nagaland
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 23:43
Kohima: The Nagaland government has approved non-practicing allowance (NPA) to government doctors but resolved to take disciplinary action if any one was found to be practising in private while simultaneously enjoying the allowance.

A cabinet meeting yesterday decided to provide NPA to doctors at the rate of 25 per cent of their basic pay, official sources said today. However, any doctor would be allowed to do private practice if he/she chose not to avail the allowance.

The cabinet also resolved to take strict disciplinary actio, including dismissal, if anyone was found engaged in private practice and simultaneously enjoying the NPA, the sources said.

The state government had earlier decided to do away with the NPA as most of the government doctors drew the allowance but indulged in private practise.

But the doctors opposed the government’s decision and demanded for continuation of the allowance.

The cabinet also resolved to disburse salary to government employees only through bank accounts making it compulsory for every government servant to open an account in the bank. The salary would now be directly remitted to the respective bank accounts.

The decision was taken in view of frequent incidence of salary money being looted or snatched by miscreants in different parts of the state, the sources said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 23:43

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