Unemployed Veterinary docs boycott exams, stage protest

Unemployed Veterinary Doctors Association (UVDA) protesting against Govt in Srinagar. -Excelsior/ Shakeel

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Feb 6: Expressing concern about “callous and non-serious” attitude towards unemployed Veterinary Doctors, the Unemployed Veterinary Doctors Association (UVDA) today boycotted Veterinary PSC exam for 24 posts and staged a protest here.
The unemployed doctors assembled here in press enclave and said that recently the PSC advertised screening examination for unemployed veterinary doctors in which only 24 posts were mentioned “which don’t suffice the job guarantee of more than 750 qualified veterinarians of the State thereby forcing us to boycott this examination”.
The president of UVDA, Dr Ishfaq accused Government of failure in ensuring job security of qualified professionals and for the “false” promise made regularly by the Ministry of Animal and Sheep husbandry Department whereas the successive Governments promised to clear the 420 new created posts suggested under file No.ASH/PLAN-670/2007 and more than 200 posts under DPC “but have failed miserably”.
He said despite getting time to time assurance from the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister nothing has been done so far “which clearly indicates how much Government is serious about our future besides scores of unemployed PHD and PG holders have crossed the age of upper limit”.
He added that Government has increased the intake capacity of veterinary colleges but is not waking up for ensuring job to qualified veterinarians. The protesting veterinary doctors threatened of intensified protests if Government didn’t accept their demand.