NHM employees to get maternity, medical leave: Govt


Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat on Thursday said, while replying to another question of Firdous Ahmad Tak, informed the House that the government has constituted a four-member Committee to examine the demands of contractual employees of National Health Mission (NHM). The report presented by the Committee would be submitted to the Finance department for its consideration, he added.

Giving details, the Minister informed that 7590 employees are working in the state under various centrally sponsored schemes including 6238 under NHM, 959 under RBSK and 348 under NUHM.

The Minister assured that the employees engaged under NHM would be given six months maternity leave with an honorarium, one-month medical leave with honorarium and insurance cover up to Rs 10 lakh for which the matter has been taken up with the NHM Governing Body.


He further said that the contractual staff engaged under NHM is getting honorarium/benefits as per the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India whereas regular employees deputed from Finance, Planning, Health and Medical Education Departments are getting benefits as per the state government norms.


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