Nagpur: The Medical Education Department of the state government has recently changed the policy of contractual appointment of lecturers in government medical colleges (GMC) across the state.
Except for lecturers who are under 70 years of age, who have retired from government medical colleges, Contractual appointments as Professors/Associate Professors may also be given to doctors who Those who qualify for these posts if in private practice, And also willing to work as lecturer in government medical colleges.
These appointments can be done irrespective of age criteria, Which means 50-year-old doctors (non-retired category) in private practice can also be appointed on contract in government medical colleges across the state. These doctors in the non-retired category will be given a monthly fixed payment of around Rs 1.85 lakh to Rs 2.30 lakh.
The State Government has decided to implement this policy to ensure adequate teaching staff in government medical colleges, especially in C and D category districts such as Chandrapur, Yavatmal, and Gondia. But Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Professor who are already working in government medical colleges on contract basis, He has completely opposed this decision. They claim that appointment of specialist doctors in private practice will create a huge hurdle in their promotion.
Facing an acute shortage of teachers
The Secretary of the Medical Teachers Association of Maharashtra State named Dr. Sameer Golawar. He has said that the organization has been fighting a lot for the regularization of temporary teachers over the years. Their members work full-time on a contract basis in government medical colleges across the state. The recruitment of retired teachers is already a huge hurdle.
Doctors have also decided to oppose this decision by starting a state-level movement. In Latur GMCH, he has started the movement by tearing the copy of this new policy. It will be further intensified from Monday in other government medical colleges of the state and Nagpur. Because the state government has already released the ‘Walk-in-interview advertisement for the appointment of on-contract teachers in seven government medical colleges of Maharashtra including Gondia and Chandrapur in Vidarbha.
Other government medical colleges are also in Osmanabad, Nandurbar, Satara, Sindhudurg and Alibaug. For February 9 in Mumbai, interviews are scheduled.
Gondia government medical colleges, which is facing an acute shortage of teachers, will also appoint nine professors. Chandrapur will appoint eight professors and four associate professors.