7th CPC recommended replacement pay for Physiotherapists of Railways and Defence Establishments
Paramedical Staff : There is a significant lack of standardization across paramedical cadres across organizations as far as their entry level qualifications, pay scales, nomenclature and promotional avenues are concerned. The approach of this Commission is to bring about such uniformity in their entry level qualifications and pay scales.
Physiotherapists in Railways and Defence Establishments
Their entry level qualifications and existing/demanded pay are as follows:
The Commission notes that in the Central Government hospitals, Physiotherapists are placed in GP 4200. Their entry level qualification has been revised recently, from Diploma in Physiotherapy to Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy with two years’ practical experience. A Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy is a desirable qualification.
The Commission notes that the entry level qualification of Physiotherapists of Defence Establishments is already Degree in Physiotherapy with two years’ experience.
For Physiotherapists in Railways, the Commission recommends an entry level qualification of Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy with two years’ practical experience. As far as the pay scale is concerned, the Commission has recommended replacement pay scale for Physiotherapists of Central Government hospitals.
On the same lines, the Commission recommends replacement pay for Physiotherapists of Railways and Defence Establishments.