Chandigarh 2nd May, 2016; A deputation of PGI Medical Technologists with its President, Sh. Charan Singh, Sh. Ravinder Kumar Jaiswal, Joint Secretary, Sh. Kuljeet Singh, Organsing Secretary, Ashwani Munjal, General Secretary met Sh. Amitabh Awasthi, IAS, Deputy Director (Administration) to convey their sincere thanks and gratitude, who took timely action to save hundreds of non-Faculty Staff to revert the decision of discontinuing payment of Rs. 2100 per month on account of Patient Care Allowance. Further, the recovery of payments of PCA made in the past have also been stayed.
On 25th April, 2016, Sh. Amitabh Awasthi, IAS, Deputy Director Administration has been pleased to grant a patietnt hearing to representatives of PGI MTA, who presented the facts and background of payment of Patient Care Allowance and Washing Allowance including the case law and judgment in favour of PGI employees.
Though, the Accounts Branch of PGI had already prepared salaries for the month of April, 2016 without PCA and Washing Allowance of Rs. 2100 and Rs. 180 respectively but Mr. Amitabh Awasthi, IAS, DDA took up the case with Director and Financial Adviser and convinced them for withholding the decision of discontinuation of PCA and Washing Allowance.
More than 1000 employees of different categories including medical technologists, OT Technicians, Store Keepers, Ministerial Staff, Engineering Staff, etc. have been benefitted with his kind help.
Today, the PGI MTA has presented a bouquet to express their sincere gratitude to him.