Rationalize posting of newly recruited medical officers: Apni Party

‘Lt. Governor must intervene to end disparity with Kashmiri doctors’

Srinagar, March 03 (KNS):  Apni Party District President Srinagar Noor Mohammad Sheikh and Media Advisor Farooq Andrabi on Wednesday expressed deep anguish over the disparity met by Kashmir based newly recruited medical officers who have been arbitrarily posted in far flung areas of Jammu division.

Earlier a delegation of medical officers from various areas of Kashmir valley called on Apni Party leaders at the Party office in Srinagar highlighting their plight.

As per the statement issued to news agency-kashmir news service (KNS), The delegation of doctors’ rued sheer injustice and discrimination faced by them by way of inconvenient postings ordered by the government in a newly recruitment list issued by the department of health and medical education.

Apni Party leaders regretted that the selection list consisted of 210 medical officers out of which 110 male doctors from Kashmir have been posted right away in very far flung areas of Jammu division for a period of five years.

“This is gross injustice with the young medical officers of Kashmir division who have been posted in far off places of Jammu province. The order has been issued despite 200 plus vacancies for medical officers being available in Kashmir division,” Apni Party leader lamented.  

They said that the administration has arbitrarily posted them to the far flung areas of Jammu while 60 female medical officers of Kashmir division have been posted in different far flung areas of valley against 200 off vacancies.

Apni Party leaders assured the delegation that the matter will be taken with the concerned authorities so that they don’t suffer in the likeness of 2018-19 meritorious medical officers who had to leave their jobs due to the impervious attitude maintained by the then administration.

Apni Party leaders said Lt. Governor’s intervention has become inevitable in the matter in light of the strict probation period rules which bar any kind of transfers for whatsoever reasons of these medical officers at least for initial five years from their joining.

“We request the Hon’ble Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha Ji to intervene in this matter. When no medical officer hailing from Jammu division has been posted in Kashmir, why this disparity with the doctors of Kashmir division? This attitude of the administration towards the budding professionals is counter-productive for a welfare state and needs to be admonished to avoid feelings of alienation,” they remarked.(KNS)


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