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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Medical officers protest sixth pay panel report

NAGPUR: The sixth pay commission may have benefited most government employees, but medical officers (MOs) in the state claim they are one of the

biggest losers. They say that the new package of salaries has brought down their status and devalued their position among medical professionals as well as other administrative staff.

Irked by the recent GR, which brings the MOs (grade A) in the 9300-35,000 scale, public health sector doctors have joined hands under the banner of Federation of Health Officers (doctors) (FOHA), and submitted a memorandum to district collectors across the state demanding equal status with Central government medical officers, who have been retained in the upper salary slabs. “Today we submitted a memorandum, but on June 4 we will wear black badges. On June 20, officials will stop reporting to work under the National Rural Health Mission, and from June 30 they will stop work for one hour,” said Dr Sanjay Manekar, regional FOHA secretary.

He said that the sixth pay commission had brought the MOs at par with salaries of class III staff nurses and senior clerks. “The state government has not approved the Dynamic Career Assurance Progress Scheme (DCAPS) of the Central government and this has put us in the dock,” Dr Mankar said. Dental medical officers too claim to have been affected by the new GR.

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