Shimla, Dec 23
The faculty members of Medical and Dental institutions who are opting encadrement policy would serve up to 68yrs vis-a -vis to 60 yrs of general duty doctors, a notification issued recenlty mentioned.
Notification issued by the Secretary Health of Himachal Pradesh modified the previous clauses (V&IV) of similar notification, on Dec 17 , 2021 to faculty members in the department who could hold administrative position( Vice Principal and Principal etc) upto 68 yrs.
The notification also said that after 68 yrs of age they would be considered for re-employment on a case to case basis however not to be eligible to hold Administrative positions after 68 yrs.
The state Government have been modifying the superannuation age for three times as it has been
increased from 60 to 62 yrs with object to post Faculty members, like Professor, Assistant
Professor in new four Government Medical colleges in the state from Indira Gandhi Medical College Shimla and Dr Rajinder Prassad Government Medical College Tanda.
The modification has been made June 2020 to increase the retirement age from 62 to 65 yrs which is now increased upto 68 yrs. After attaining the age of superannuation these faculty members Nearly 200 or more number in the state would be considered for re-employment however they could take their retirement dues and the admissible contractual emoluments shall be paid to them besides the pensionary benefits.
Faculty members were posted Dr YS Parmar Government Medical College Nahan Dr RK GMC Hamirpur and Pt. JLN Govt College Chamba and Shri Lal Bahdur Shastri Medical College Ner Chowk.
Former NGO leader S S Jogta demanded that instead of increasing the retirement age of faculty members the state should promote the hundreds of doctors who have completed their PGs to serve as assistant professors and Professors in the faculty members. Currently the state has a cadre strength of General Duty Doctors upto 2400.
“A month ago the state Government conducted interviews for 83 GDOs in District Hospital for which 500 MBBS doctors have applied” )he said adding that state would have 900 MBBS and 300 PG doctors pass out soon.
The stagnation is causing resentment among the GDOs and resident doctors as they are becoming GDOs at the age of 45 to 50 yrs after serving in rural and periphery areas of major health institutions moroever MBBS doctors have also serve rural areas to become eligible for the PGs, he added.