Pay anomaly forces medicos to leave valley
Srinagar, Jan 28: The ‘faulty’ pay scheme in Health and Medical Education Department is forcing specialist doctors to leave valley for better job options.
Scores of the doctors, who are appointed as Registrars on three year contract in Government Medical College and its associated hospitals, told Greater Kashmir that their pay grade had not been revised as per 6th pay commission which has forced them to search for better job opportunities outside Jammu and Kashmir.
“The pay we receive is much less than our in-service counterparts who get double our salary including non-practicing allowance, however we are neither allowed to do private practice nor we get non-practicing allowances,” the medicos said.
They said some of them were also planning to leave for gulf countries due to handsome salary package there.
“We are working in the same capacity under the same duty roaster in various hospitals but pay anomaly creates gross discrimination,” the doctors said.
The Non-PSC confirmed registrars have been working in GMC and associated hospitals since 2010 when Health and Medical Education Department allowed registrarship for them.
“We have forwarded several representations to the principal and dean GMC but nothing concrete has happened till now,” they alleged.
When contacted, Principal and Dean Government College Dr Qazi Masood said the case had been forwarded to the government. “It is up to Health and Medical Education department to solve the issue of pay anomaly,” he said.
Repeated attempts to contact the Commissioner Secretary Health GA Peer proved futile.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 28 Jan 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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