KL News Network
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Monday appealed to chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to take a passionate view over the promotional avenues for medicos and caderisation. This the Association says will “uplift the morale of medicos” as added that DAK has been pleading with the government over the years for promotional avenues for medicos and caderisation of medical officers but it seems it is falling to the “deaf ears”.
This and various other issues were discussed in a meeting chaired by president DAK Dr G M Mir.
Dr Mir according to the spokesman said in meeting “that an Administrative Service Officers who get inducted as Block Development Officers(BDO) or even lower rank officials with same pay scale and sometimes lower grade retire as Commissioner Secretary/Chief Secretary or even Secretary at the Centre whereas on the other hand doctors get inducted as Medical Officers retires also as a Medical Officer.”
Dr Mir termed the controversy regarding appointment of Dr Shafat Khan as Commissioner SMC as “unnecessary”. “Dr Khan has been appointed more than 20 years back with experience of more than 7 years as a Class 1 officer, thus fulfilling all the requisite experience and qualification. It will not be out of place to mention that in the past also Medical Officers have served at the highest level of SMC and have proven their mettle in upholding the virtues of SMC,” said Dr Mir.
DAK further nullifies the claims that “doctors can’t become good administrators.”
DAK appealed to the chief minister to be “vigilant against those groups with nefarious designs who seem to have some personal animosity with present Commissioner rather than with his administrative skills.”