Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan government increases allowances for health sector workers
Mon, Jan 13, 2014, 10:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 13, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has taken measures to increase several allowances paid to the state sector health workers, from the beginning of this year, the Finance Ministry announced.

Accordingly, the government has increased the uniform allowance paid to health sector staff and the telephone allowance paid to the Para Medical Officers.

The health sector staff receiving the increased Uniform Allowance includes Nursing Officers, Midwives, Public Health Officers, Public Health Field Officers of Anti- Malaria Filaria, Entomological Assistants, School Dental Therapists, Veterinary Vaccinators, Animals Unit Controllers, Health Drivers and Junior Health Staff.

A monthly allowance will be granted to the apprentice doctors of Health Service who are engaged in prevention of deceases.

Additionally, "Interim Allowance" paid to Nursing Officers, Para Medical Officers and Junior Staff of Health Service, who serve in the special hospitals and medical units, has been increased.

Revisions pertaining to new allowances and increase of existed allowances granted according to the 2014 budget proposals will take effect from January 1st this year.

The Treasury has given instructions in this respect to the Secretary, Ministry of Health, the Finance Ministry said.

The health sector trade union launched token strikes last year demanding the government to increase their various allowances.

The demands include Rs. 10,000 allowance per month for transport, attendance and risks, increase of the minimum overtime allowance up to Rs. 200 an hour and Rs. 4,000 communication allowance for Grade 01 and Special Grade nursing officers.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan university students to hold protest march in Colombo tomorrow
British envoy wishes Sri Lankan team success at Commonwealth Games
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister opposes installing buoys on the IMBL between India and Sri Lanka
Vietnam, Sri Lanka to work closely in fighting transnational crime
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 38 Indian fishermen for poaching
Sri Lanka's Western Provincial Council Chief Minister accused of assaulting a man
Extremist Sri Lankan Buddhist monk hits hack at Dalai Lama
Absconding ruling party legislator in Sri Lanka surrenders to court
Tanzania looks forward to further strengthening bilateral ties with Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President orders to remove taxes on loan interests of financial sector employees

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.