Core committee members met to Respected DGRHS at New Delhi on 28-09-15.Various issues of Pharmacist has discussed,and given the Memorandum .
INDIAN RAILWAY PHARMACISTS ASSOCIATION
REGD.NO.2220 (UNDER THE SOCITIES REGISTRATION ACT.XXI OF 1860
PRESIDENT GENERAL SECRETARY TREASURER
Shri.Ashok Sharma Shri.Jaswant singh Shri.R.S.Tomer
Chief Pharmacist Pharmacist/NRCH/NDLS HU/Mathura/NER
Ref No.:01/9/IRPA/NDLS Dated.28.09.15
To : DGRHS
Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
Subject: Appraisal of Indian Railway Pharmacist for Implementation in view of Patient total satisfaction.
I on behalf of Indian Railway Pharmacist do here by submit the following for you kind consideration and needful favour please.
1-Computerisation of Central/Divisional stores on Indian Railways
There is a lot of wastage of Drugs on Indian Railways due to them not being utilised prior to Expiry date. On introduction of Computerisation of Central/Divisional Hospital Stores there will not be any wastage of drugs as the same needed by other divisions can be utilised without any loss of the valuable drugs and loss to the exchequer to Railways by write off etc. of medicines.
2-Meeting of Health Unit Pharmacist with Divisional Store In-charge Pharmacist
A meeting of the Health Unit Pharmacist on a monthly/Quarterly basis with the In-charge Pharmacist at Divisional Stores may be conducted for discussing regarding use of medicines nearing expiry drugs, new drugs for new diseases etc. will make the Pharmacist and the administration in effective functioning with use of medicines properly prior to expiry date, proper indenting and procurement of necessary items under AMI and PO’s, Local Purchase etc. This will in turn help the Patients in receiving the drugs for diseases like Cancer, HIV, Dialysis patient, dealing with referral cases etc. Which can be put up for better functioning and coordination with the patients and their dependents.
3-PCA/HPCA for Pharmacist in Stores
It is to appraise that on Railways there does not exist post of Store Keeper (Pharmacist) recruited through RRB and they do not find a place in IRMM. All recruitments are for post of Pharmacists with only promotional avenue to Chief Pharmacist.
(i) Pharmacist Entry Grade GP.2800 in PB-1
(ii) Chief Pharmacist GP.4600 in PB-2
In view of above we request to kindly extend PCA/ HPCA to all Pharmacists as are recruited as Pharmacist and retire as Pharmacist working within sphere and premises of Railway Hospitals by coming in contact with patients in their total service on Railways.
The Cadre Hierarchy to Pharmacist existed as below up to 31-12-2005.
(i) Rs.4500 -7000 Pharmacist Gr.III Entry Scale
(ii) Rs.5000-8000 Pharmacist Gr.II By Selection
(iii) Rs.5500-9000 Pharmacist Gr.I Seniority
(iv) Rs.6500-10500 Chief Pharmacist Gr.II Seniority
(v) Rs.7450-11500 Chief Pharmacist Gr.I Seniority
(vi) Rs.7500-12000 Asst.Pharmacy Officer By Selection
On 6th CPC implementation it got revised to only two promotion from the Five (5) tier promotional avenues as follows w.e.f. 01-01-2006
(i) Pharmacist Entry Grade GP.2800 in PB-1 20%
(ii) Chief Pharmacist By Selection GP.4600 in PB-2 80%
(iii) Asst.Pharmacy Officer By Selection GP.4800 in PB-2 1 to 2 posts for zone
The above percentage also was not implemented as per existing Hierarchy for which we request for implementation of same by extending the same Five (v) tier promotional avenues as follows without further delay.
(i) Pharmacist Entry Grade GP.2800 in PB-1
(ii) Chief Pharmacist By Selection GP.4600 in PB-2
(iii) Asst.Pharmacy Officer By Selection GP.4800 in PB-2
(iv) Divisional Pharmacy Officer GP.5400 in PB-3
(v) Sr.Divisional Pharmacy Officer GP.6600 in PB-3
(vi) Chief Pharmacy Officer GP.7600 in PB-4
This was also proposed by your good office vide letter of Deputy Director (Industrial Health) in 2004 but the same is not implemented to the cadre of Pharmacist on par to the other cadres on Railways that is the Store Management staffs on Railways get the following Gazetted promotional avenues as the Pharmacists maintain the Drugs and Stores throughout their service from appointment till the date of retirement.
(i) Asst. Material Manager GP.4800/5400 in PB-2/PB-3
(ii) Sr.Material manager GP.6600 in PB-3
(iii) Dy.Chief Material Manager (SA) GP.7600 in PB-4
(iv) Dy.Chief Material Manager (JA) GP.8700 in PB-4
(v) Chief Material Manager (HAG) GP.10000 in PB-4
(vi) Controller of Stores GP.12000
5-Implementation of revised Recruitment Rules on Railways.
The Revised recruitment rules have been implemented under CGHS,Defence etc. by orders of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under Gazette notification with effect from 11 Mar.2015 but the same is not implemented on Railways i.e
Bachelor in Pharmacy OR Diploma in Pharmacy with Two yrs. Experience.
In view of above we request your good office to kindly recommend the same to the Pharmacist category also to maintain parity and equality of benefit extended to all the Railway employees without any discrimination.
This IRPA and Pharmacists on Indian Railways shall be ever great-full for your kind consideration and needful for the above.
Thanking you. Your’s Faithfully