Govt sanctions appointment of Retd docs, faculty members across J&K

Those willing asked to join within 7 days

Irfan Tramboo
SRINAGAR, May 9: As the COVID-19 positive cases witnessed a surge across Jammu and Kashmir and with admissions of such patients seeing an upward trend, the Government today in a bid to augment the manpower across hospitals ordered the contractual appointment of retired doctors, faculty members across GMCs and other Institutions.
The Health & Medical Education Department in an order issued here sought contractual appointment of the faculty members of Government Medical Colleges, Srinagar, Jammu, SKIMS Soura, Bemina and Doctors which include Medical Officers, Consultants as well as senior consultants of the Health Services Department.
The order stated that the sanction is accorded to the contractual appointment, “in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases in its second wave and with a view to augment the efforts of the Government in the fight against the pandemic.”
As per the order, the contractual appointment of those faculty members who have retired from the Government Medical Colleges, Srinagar and Jammu and SKIMS Soura/ Bemina and are willing to join in their respective parent institutions for deployment for COVID duty is nodded.
“Such willing faculty members shall join before the Principals Government Medical Colleges, Srinagar/ Jammu/ Directors, SKIMS, Soura/ Bemina as the case may be,” the order read.
Also, as per the order, the contractual appointment of those doctors who include Medical Officer, Consultants, Senior Consultants, who have retired from the Health Services and are within 70 years of age as of June 1, 2021, willing to join the Health Services Department, Kashmir/ Jammu for the deployment for COVID duty as per the requirements to be worked out by the respective Directors, Health Services Department, Kashmir/ Jammu has also been approved. “Such willing doctors shall join before the Directors, Health Services Department, Srinagar/ Jammu as the case may be,” the order stated.
About the salary, the appointed retired doctors will draw the salary equal to their last drawn pay minus pension benefits.
“The salary of the contractual appointees in both the cases shall be the last salary drawn minus pension and commuted portion of pension,” the order read.
The engagement of such doctors is going to be for one year or till further orders, whichever is earlier. “The posts for these engagements shall be deemed to have been created,” the order read.
The willing faculty members as well as doctors have been directed to join immediately before the concerned Heads of the institutions, Departments preferably within seven days from the issuance of the order.