Appointing MOs: PG students in GMC asked to submit undertakings
Srinagar: The Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar Monday issued an order asking all the Post Graduate students to submit an undertaking to make sure that they don’t take up any additional assignments while they are yet to complete their PGs.
The order issued by the Principal, GMC DrSamia Rashid states that PG students who have been selected as Medical officers vide Govt order no 49-HME of 2018, are required to submit an undertaking before their examination forms are forwarded.
“As per the standing statues the PG student is not allowed to take up any other assignment during the stipulated period of the course. In this context the PG students who have been selected are required to submit an undertaking. Any student who fails to submit the undertaking… shall not be entitled to sit in the ensuing theory/ practical examination,” the order states.
Officials said that the step has been taken to make sure that the students who have been selected as Medical Officers, do not remain on the rolls of two departments and that there have been instances that many students who are yet to complete their PGs have been selected as Medical Officers.
“This is to implement the Govt order that the selected medicos will not be allowed to carry on with their PGs and work as Medical Officers at the same time, as they have been asked to choose between the one,” the official said.
Pertinently, after the selection of the Medical Officers was out, the Health and Medical Education Department had issued an order, directing the selected medicos to choose between carrying on with the higher education and working as Medical Officers.
It had said that those appointed, if they were pursuing higher education, used to seek leave in order to complete that, which literally left the post occupied, but to of no avail.
The GMC has asked the students to submit an undertaking to put in record that they have been selected as Medical Officers and that they are yet to complete their PG, and that they are yet to submit the joining report with the Directorate of Health Services.