Faculty for GMCs of Doda, Rajouri approved to address shortage

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SRINAGAR: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik 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.

The spokesman said that 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.

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