National Health Mission (NHM) Meghalaya has initiated the process to rationalise the remuneration of all service delivery employees under NHM.
Currently, under the mission, employees with similar qualifications and years of service are drawing different amounts of remuneration.
This can be attributed to the merger and dissolution of various vertical programme societies in the health sector since 2016.
Under the process of rationalisation, the National Health Mission aims to correct the disparities in remuneration of all staff by categorising the respective staff under 15 categories with respective basic pay, official sources said on Monday.
Staff under each category will receive the 5 per cent yearly increment against the years of service under the National Health Mission.
The office of the mission director had notified on February 27, 2022, that the exercise of rationalisation would be completed by the end of June 2022 as the views, comments and recommendations have been requested from all the concerned staff.
As on April 4, 2022, a total of 543 responses have been received and is currently being examined in order to ensure accurate formulation and smooth transition into the new pay structureAs on April 4, 2022, a total of 543 responses have been received and is currently being examined in order to ensure accurate formulation and smooth transition into the new pay structure.
On drafting the final draft within the permitted resource envelope approved by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the matter will be taken up with the governing body, State Health Society, Meghalaya for final approval.
A similar issue had existed in the Programme Management Unit which consists of 384 staff and the exercise of rationalisation was completed and approved in September 2021.
Under service delivery, the National Health Mission consists of 1984 staff.
Owing to the third wave of COVID-19 in the state and other exigencies, the exercise of rationalisation for service delivery staff was delayed.
The exercise aims to ensure that all cadres of staff are provided equal emoluments accordingly at par with their counterparts, an official statement said.