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It will be applicable to pre-clinical and para-clinical staff

  • Cabinet has cleared the proposal
  • Orders will be issued in a few days

    MANGALORE: The State Government has decided to give special pay to pre-clinical and para-clinical staff of government medical colleges to retain existing staff and attract fresh talent, Minister for Medical Education V.S. Acharya has said. The Cabinet has cleared the proposal and the formal orders will be issued in the next few days.

    Dr. Acharya told presspersons here on Friday that the special pay would not be applicable to faculty members in clinical subjects. The pre-clinical subjects are anatomy, physiology and biochemistry and the para-clinical subjects are pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, radiology and anaesthesiology.

    The special pay would be implemented with prospective effect, he said. The pre-clinical and para-clinical staff would continue to draw their present basic salary, dearness allowance and house rent allowance.

    Under the new arrangement, a lecturer in these subjects would draw nearly Rs. 40,000, assistant professors Rs. 60,000 and professors Rs. 75,000 a month.

    Besides, they would also get non-practice allowance, he said. Members of the faculty in clinical subjects such as orthopaedics would be allowed to continue with their private practice apart from their teaching duties.

    Dr. Acharya clarified that his recent announcement in this regard had been wrongly interpreted to arrive at the conclusion that the special pay would be applicable to faculty members in clinical subjects as well.

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