JAMMU, Nov 28: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State Spokesperson, Prof Virender Gupta has criticized the discrimination being met to the people of Jammu region in the matter of selections made by State Public Service Commission (PSC) against various posts in the Health and Medical Education Department and in the Higher Education Department.
He asked the MLAs and Ministers from Jammu region to take appropriate action to address the genuine grievance of the region in the matter of selections being conducted by State PSC.
He said that a total 123 selections in the year 2015 were made in the State Medical Department, whereas only 23 belong to Jammu region that constitutes merely 19 per cent of the total posts of Consultants in Radiology, Medicine, Ophthal-mology, ENT, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Pathology and Pediatrics.
He further added that in the same year 15 selections were made in the State Medical College (9 in Jammu Medical College and 5 in Srinagar) against the posts of lecturer out of which only 2 selected lecturers were from Jammu region which makes 13 per cent of the total posts.
Prof Virender Gupta while drawing the attention of the State Government towards the selections made in the Higher Education Department as Assistant Professors in the year 2016, said people of Jammu region are facing a worst kind of injustice and added that 9 candidates from Jammu region were selected against the 34 selections made (which is 26 per cent), 7 candidates were selected against total of 26 in Physics discipline, which is 27 per cent and 12 in Mathematics against total 25 selected, which is 48 per cent.
He also demanded implementation of the RP Singhal Committee report of 1999 with regard to admission in the State Professional Colleges.
Prof Virender Gupta called upon Prime Minister to look into the discrimination being faced by the people of Jammu region and take appropriate action to redress them.