Government decides to go against proposal
APPOINTING SUPER-SPECIALISTS AS LECTURERS
Srinagar, Nov 4: The J&K Government has decided to go against the proposed move to appoint super-specialists working on contractual basis in Government Medical College here as lecturers following recommendations by an official panel which was tasked to examine the proposal.
However the government has accepted the committee’s recommendation for providing the medicos, many of whom have crossed upper age limit, relaxation to compete for the posts through the Public Service Commission.
The state government had constituted a high-level committee to examine the possibility/feasibility of appointment of doctors in the disciplines of super-specialty including Cardiology, Neurology and Gastroenterology in GMC and its associated hospitals.
The committee comprised of Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Commissioners/Secretaries, Finance, General Administration and Health and Medical Education Department and Law Secretary.
The medicos were working on contractual basis/ deputation in Medical Education Department. Sources said the committee observed there was no provision for transfer of medicos from Health Department to Medical Education Department.
However the committee has recommended that the doctors, many of whom have crossed the upper age limit, should be given relaxation to compete for the posts.
“These doctors, having qualifications as Doctorate in Medicine, have worked for past many years in the SMHS hospital here and other associated institutes,” said a member of the committee.
The doctors had made a representation to the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah for consideration of their appointment.
They had prayed that since government was setting up super-specialty hospitals at different places in the state, their appointment on regular basis may be considered.
Accordingly the state government had constituted the committee to examine the matter.
The committee member said government had only accepted doctors’ plea and at no point of time they were assured of regularization of their services.
A senior official said government was caught in a very “tricky situation” to approve the appointment of the doctors as lecturers since there are aspirants who come through PSC. “Besides there are no rules at present for recruitment of super-specialists,” the official said.
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