25th Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Apr 25:  The Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association (APDA) on Tuesday demanded the state government to appoint separate qualified persons as Director of Health Service (DHS), Director of Medical Education (DME) and Director of Tomo Riba State Hospital for smooth functioning of the health department.

In a representation to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the association pointed out that the state government had created independent posts of DME and Director of Family Welfare during the year 2014 vide order No MDEV-S21/12 dated 20/10/2014 and appointed Dr M Jini as DME.

“Since 2013, Dr Jini has been designated as DME and functioning as the head of the department and subsequently he was also appointed as DHS in the year 2015 and Director of TRSH. As of now he is occupying and functioning as directors for three different departments,” the APDA said.

The association president Dr Bimang Natung in the representation resented that though the APDA has no objection on Dr Jini’s caliber and personal capacity, but does questions the state government that whether there is no other competent doctors who could be appointed as directors.

“Why only one person is being over used for many posts of directors? Why the DME and DFW pay scale not given despite government order with full financial allocation since October 2014 under Major Head – 2210 medical and public health and Minor Head 1 UHS allopath,” the association questioned the government alleging that the government was befooling the health department using one man to function as different directors which is unusual and uncalled for.

The association while referring to government orders issued earlier stated that there were many senior doctors (Allopath) in the joint director level who have completed more than eight years of service in waiting.

“Why not any one of these eligible and falling under zone of consideration be appointed as director as per Arunachal Pradesh Health Service Rule 2001,” the APDA wondered and added that following the appointment of DHS, the post of DME should be treated as vacant or vice versa and in the same way the post of additional director falling vacant need to be filled up from any of the senior joint director of health service immediately following appointment of DFW.

The association further pointed out that as per the provision of Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the state government needs to act on and fulfill accordingly.

The APDA also stated that pertaining to streamlining and occupation of director posts by sub-cadre, specialists of GDMOs, the APSHS rule clearly speaks single entry till date and unless modified rules submitted to the state government is approved and published in the Gazette.

“In the modified APSHS rules which is in submission to the government since nearly one year shall certainly have provisions of separate directors of each sub cadres such as DHS and DFW shall be from the sub cadre GDMOs and DME and DTRSH should be for the specialist sub cadres,” the association added.

It further demanded the state government to approve the modified APSHS rule and appoint the vacant posts of directors of health service and family welfare at the earliest for public convenience and welfare service with equitable distribution of ‘one man one rank post’.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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