Doctors accuse PSC of double standards

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Accusing Public Service Commission of adopting different yard stick for Kashmiri people, Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG) Wednesday said that proper rules were not followed in selecting Medical Officers in Jammu and Kashmir.

A group of aggrieved doctors told CNS that Public Service Commission issued a notification vide number psc/exam/13/100 dated 31/12/2013 for the posts of Medical Officers. 438 posts were reserved for open merit candidates out of 769 posts. They said that after screening and interview process, PSC published the result on Wednesday in a Jammu based newspaper.

“But the yard sticks and rules followed by the Commission surprised hundreds of Kashmiri students who had got their degrees from foreign countries like Russia, Khazakistan, China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Iran and Pakistan,” they alleged.

The doctors said that the Commission preferred those students who had obtained degrees from Iran, China and Bangladesh on the pretext that the syllabus of these countries matches with Indian syllabus.

“I had secured 90 percent marks in Russia, but my percentage was deducted and treated equivalent to 60 per cent only which is injustice towards me,” Doctor Owais said. Similar views were expressed by other doctors who said that most of the doctors who have attained the degrees from foreign countries belong to Kashmir.

“We want to know what formula and rule the PSC applied while fulfilling these posts,” Dr Omar Ali demanded.

When contacted Chairman Public Service Commission, S.L.Bhat said that for the purpose of selection a definite formula was adopted. He accepted that there is no denying the fact that syllabus of India is identical with the syllabus of China, Pakistan, Iran and Bangladesh and on this basis weightage were given to those students who had attained degrees from these countries.

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