A general body meeting of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science ( RIMS) with the health minister, Hemlal Murmu and principal secretary (health) K Vidyasagar will be held on Friday. In order to voice their concern, the body has decided to submit a memorandum of their demands.
"We are going to put forward our demands and hope that they are accepted since we are doing a human service," Dr Prabhat Kumar, secretary, Jharkhand Medical Teacher's Association said. Speaking further, he said, "We will raise the issue of dynamic Assured Career Promotion (ACP) benefit to the doctors. The Sixth Pay Commission has been implemented in many states with the exception of Jharkhand, though it has been approved for doctors working outside the medical college. We have raised this issue many times but except assurances nothing has happened so far."
Apart from demanding autonomy, issue of payment of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) which was being given to them till May 2012 but was stopped in June will also be taken up. "That apart, we are not getting the permission to start private practice," he said.
The number of undergraduate and post graduate seats have been increased but the faculty strength has remained unchanged. According to Kumar, "There are no vacancies for teachers. The due promotion of teachers has been pending for a long time. As far as recruitment is concerned, we want the present working teachers to be given first preference. " source-articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com