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