Non-PSC Registrars in GMC hospitals seek end to ‘pay disparity’
GK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, June 11: The Non-Public Service Commission Registrars working in associated hospitals of the Government Medical College here have accused the state government of pursuing double standards with respect to disbursement of remuneration to them and the PSC-confirmed Registrars.
Alleging huge discrepancy in the monthly remuneration, the Non-PSC Registrars said that they are working on the same posts (Registrars) and are doing the same amount of work as done by PSC confirmed registrars, “But we are denied proper salary and other benefits as drawn by the PSC confirmed registrars,” the aggrieved registrars told Greater Kashmir.
Substantiating their claims, the Non-PSC Registrars filed an RTI and in response to the application, the government medical college acknowledged the difference in the pay.
“The monthly salary of PSC Registrar is Rs 43850 gross while as the Non-PSC Registrar draws Rs 26,166,” the RTI response reveals adding the PSC Registrar draws more perks and other emoluments than the Non-PSC one.
According to the response both the PSC and Non-PSC Registrars are governed by the same rules. “Both the PSC and Non-PSC registrars are not allowed any form of private practice,” the RTI response says.
The Non-PSC registrars say they are working hard as the PSC confirmed registrars in these associated hospitals. “However, the government’ double standard with respect to the pay is discouraging and disturbing,” they said.
“There is a huge pay disparity in the Registrarship in the associated hospitals of GMC and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, (SKIMS) Soura and SKIMS medical college and that is why the registrars prefer to work in the Institute,” sources said, adding that this leads to the dearth of registrars in the associated hospitals of GMC.
They said that a Non PSC Registrar in SKIMS is paid Rs 37000, adding that the registrars in SKIMS get yearly increment which is missing in case of SMHS registrars.
“We are manning ICUs, working in theatres and OPDs in SMHS, Lal Ded, Bone & Joint, G B Pant, Psychiatry and Dental hospital wherein more than 200 surgeries are done every day and more than 100 pre-aesthetic checkups are conducted. Despite such hectic schedule, we are working round the clock for the welfare of the people,” the medicos told Greater Kashmir.
They said that they highlighted the issue with the concerned minister, Commissioner Secretary, and the senior functionaries of the medical college, but to no avail. “We have submitted several representations to the government seeking enhancement of wages, but our pleas have fell on deaf ears,” they said.
Meanwhile, the Post Graduates working in the associated hospitals have also demanded increase in their monthly remuneration. “The PGs should be given perks like other doctors so that they could make their ends meet,” the PGs said.
“The PGs in SKIMS are given basic salary plus NPA, HRA and DA and they received the gross salary of Rs 35000,” they added.
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