16 new posts of Professors, Associate Professors created for GMC Jmu, Sgr
SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the creation of 16 (sixteen) posts of Professors and Associate
Professors in different specialties in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu and Government Medical College, (GMC) Srinagar.
The posts include one post of Professor each in the disciplines of Pediatrics, Radio-Diagnosis, Pharmacology and Cardiology, one post of Associate Professor each in the disciplines of General
Surgery and General Medicine and two posts of Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology in GMC, Jammu.
In GMC, Srinagar, the posts created include one post of Professor each in the disciplines of Psychiatric Disease, Surgery, ENT, Anatomy, Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology and Orthopedics and one post
of Associate Professor in the discipline of Radio Diagnosis & Imaging.
The creation of these posts will help GMC Jammu and GMC Srinagar to tackle increasing patient load and to meet the new challenges being faced in the health care delivery system.
The creation of these posts will also help these institutions to apply for enhancement of Post -Graduate seats in the year 2019-20 to Medical Council of India. The creations are correlated with
the increase in 20-25 postgraduate seats, expected to be enhanced in the existing pool of sanctioned PG seats by the MCI for each Medical College.
Meanwhile, SAC also accorded sanction to the one time absorption by way of lateral entry of faculty member of Government Medical College, Srinagar and Senior Consultants/Consultants of Health
Services Department in the new Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) of Doda and Rajouri on the recommendations of the designated Committee through a transparent process.
SAC accorded sanction to the one time absorption by lateral entry in GMC Doda of Dr. Aftab Ahmad Khan as Associate Professor in the discipline of General Surgery, Dr. Shiv Kumar as Associate
Professor in the discipline of Orthopedics, Dr. Neeraj Kumar as Associate Professor in the discipline of Pediatrics.
SAC accorded sanction to the one time absorption by lateral entry in GMC Rajouri of Dr. Zubair Afzal Khan as Professor in the discipline of General Surgery, Dr. Javed Iqbal as Associate Professor
in the discipline of Paediatrics and Dr. Zakir Hussain as Associate Professor in the discipline of General Surgery.
The appointment of the above doctors as faculty members in these new Government Medical Colleges shall be among others, subject to the conditions that they shall pass the mandatory ‘Head Count
Test’ of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and in case any of them fails to pass such test, he shall be reverted to his parent Department and shall not have any claim for appointment in the
Medical College for which he has been recommended for appointment. The appointment of Consultants/Senior Consultants of Health Department on the posts of Professors/Associate Professors shall also
be subject to their confirmation by the Departmental Promotion Committee/J&K Public Service Commission.
The decision will facilitate positioning of faculty in these new Medical Colleges to comply with the MCI guidelines and tide over the deficiency of faculty. This will also meet the requirements of
Head Count of MCI for grant of Letter of Permission for starting of MBBS Course in GMC Doda for the year, 2020-21.