Govt revises non-gazetted recruitment rules of H&ME Deptt after 30 years

* Step to end stagnation of cadres

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 13: The Health and Medical Education (H&ME) Department has revised and notified the non-gazetted recruitment rules of the Sub-ordinates services of the J&K Health and Family Welfare.
The J&K Health and Medical Education (Subordinate) Services Recruitment Rules, 1992 were notified last vide SRO 20 of 1992 dated 24-02-1992 and have now been revised after 30 years.
The rules have been revised in view of the fact that over the period of time, several fresh categories of non-gazetted cadre positions have been created/re-designated/upgraded/re-organized under different Government Orders and the method of recruitment of such categories of posts was notified by way of different executive orders. Moreover, the delay in revisiting the earlier rules had resulted in stagnation of promotion avenues to various categories of Para-Medical positions.
The promotion avenues for those categories of posts that have no promotion avenues/defined career progression have also been incorporated in the revised rules. The introduction of new courses in different fields of the Health Care across the country and availability of manpower with improved qualification in the market also necessitated the updation of the existing recruitment rules.
Principal Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department, J&K, Manoj K Dwivedi, while deliberating on the issue said, “Under the leadership of the Lieutenant Governor, J&K Manoj Sinha, the H&ME Department has notified the rules which are progressive and remove long standing stagnation in the Department.”
Dwivedi said that the decision of revising the earlier rules by the Government shall pave a way for speedy recruitment, progression and promotion to the employees of the Health and Family Welfare Department and shall also act as morale booster to the employees and help infuse new lease of life to the Para-Medical Services wherein fresh modern day qualified Human Resource shall be made available to run the Health Care system in J&K.
He said directions have been issued to the officials in the H&ME Department for framing of employee friendly policies of promotion.