Retirement age rise for medical faculty in offing

Govt Likely To Decide By Next Month


Jammu, Jan 1: To overcome the extreme shortage of faculty members in Medical Education Department, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is expected to take final decision on the proposal to enhance retirement age of medical teachers from 58 to 60 years by February.
Official sources said that following the Government nod to reduce the qualifying experience criteria for medicos in medical education department, it was seriously considering the proposal to enhance the retirement age of medical faculty by two years.
“Government was initially contemplating to enhance the retirement age of the faculty members from 58 years to 65 years but it had all the potential of inviting more trouble instead of providing a viable solution to the problem”, sources, preferring not to be named, said.
They added, “After studying all pros and cons it was suggested that if the retirement age is fixed at 65 years, more and more departments would also start claiming the same which could further fuel resentment among the unemployed.”
“It has now been decided that the retirement age be enhanced by two years at the initial stage and a final proposal is expected to be put before the state Cabinet within two months for final decision”, sources claimed.
Commissioner Secretary, Health, Manoj Dwivedi, on being contacted, admitted that the proposal was at the final stage. “We are studying several aspects of the issue. Working systems of other states are also being actively studied and the proposal in this regard will most likely be placed before the Cabinet within two months”, he said.
It may be mentioned that the number of medical faculty members is almost half of actual requirement in different medical colleges in the state. The government as a step to overcome this problem recently minimized the qualifying service of the faculty members for promotion.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 2 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)

  • Kashmir

‘JK’s food shortage growing severe’

Report Attributes Problem To Low SRR, Poor Irrigation, Yield Stagnation


Srinagar, Jan 1: With agriculture in Jammu and Kashmir witnessing “gradual slump”, the State is likely to face food insecurity in future if it does not take measures, an official report has warned.   More

  • Srinagar City

Road Safety Week inaugurated

‘Spread awareness about traffic rules’

Srinagar, Jan 1: The Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo on Wednesday underscored the need for strict adherence of traffic rules and spreading awareness about safe driving.  “I impress upon up More

  • Jammu

Fire extinguishers scam surfaces in Edu deptt

2 CEOs, 4 ZEOs among 10 officers land in vigilance net


Jammu, Jan 1: Vigilance Organisation has booked Chief Education Officer Jammu and Chief Education Officer Doda among ten other officials of education department for allegedly purchasing fire extinguishers More

  • Court Watch

Ban on gutka: High Court directs JK Govt to file response


Srinagar, Jan 1: The J&K High Court has issued a notice to the state government for its response on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking ban on manufacture, sale, storage and distribution of More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results



It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More

Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions