Srinagar: Indian Dental Association (IDA) J&K Branch Monday said that it was concerned about the issues of almost 7000 dental graduates awaiting recruitment since year 2008.
In a statement issued here, the IDA J&K said that 1000 dental graduates and postgraduates were now ineligible for appearing if any future JKPSC exams as they had crossed the upper age limit without facing JKPSC exams even once.
"J&K has since year 1947 only got 543 dental graduates recruited through JKPSC which shows the callous and step-motherly treatment towards dental fraternity. The World Health Organisation recommends one dental surgeon for 7500 persons.”
The IDA J&K said, “The competent lot of dental candidates appointed through CEET around J&K are going into depression after their graduation and post graduation from various Government Dental Colleges of J&K. The file bearing No HD/Plan/68/2018 is gathering dust and is being tossed between the Health department and Finance department in the civil secretariat since decades.”
It said that IDA J&K demands the government to absorb unemployed dental doctors through JKPSC and other centrally-sponsored schemes at the earliest and framing of a regular policy for recruitment of dental surgeons every year on the basis of the number of seats allotted in various undergraduate and postgraduate level in various Government Dental Colleges around in J&K.
"A separate Directorate of Dentistry for smooth redressal of demands and grievances should come up in J&K as in other states," it said.