Revised recruitment gazetted rules for H&FW Deptt issued: Shabir

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, July 24: Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmed Khan said that the Government has issued revised recruitment gazetted service rules of Health & Family Welfare Department, adding that these rules would prove beneficial to remove the stagnation and open promotion avenues to the doctors working under different categories in the department.
This was revealed by the Health Minister during his meeting with senior Consultants and MPFHWs, who called on the Minister at Civil Secretariat here today.
The Health Minister said that new recruitment rules for non-gazetted services of the department is also under process and would be finalized soon to ensure more promotion avenues to the employees of the department.
Giving details of the new recruitment rules, the Minister said that now the Director Health Services/ Family Welfare would be selected and promoted from Class-II category A&B in ratio of 2:1 respectively having at least 3 years substantive services  as such with a minimum service of 15 years in the gazetted cadre. He, however said that requirement of minimum service of 15 years will not apply to category -B under the new revised rules.
The Minister said that promotion of Deputy Directors, Medical Superintendents, State Malariologists/ADMO Labour (ESI) would be made by 100% promotion from Class- III, Categories A, B, C and D having at least 3 years substantives service as such.
He said similarly the promotion for the post of Senior Consultant would be made by 100% promotion from Class-III category -E from the respective specialty having at least 3 years substantive service as such.
The Health Minister said that under finalization of new recruitment rules for non-gazetted employees the promotion grievances of FMPHWs are being incorporated in the rules.
During the meeting the representatives of Consultants raised the issues of due representation of Consultants for Administrative post, creation of more posts of Consultants in health institutions,  deputation of Consultants to attend National and State Scientific Conferences, refresher courses in tertiary care hospitals and staff augmentation at district hospitals.
The Health Minister assured all the employees of the department that all their genuine demands would be alleviated in a phased manner and appealed them to bring more laurels in improving health care facilities across the State by utilizing their dedicated services.