They want salaries on a par with those of doctors, and veterinary hospitals in all taluks

Fifty-three veterinary surgeons, including the Deputy Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry, working in Bellary district submitted their resignation en masse on Saturday in protest against the State government’s failure to concede their demands.

P.L. Gadalingappa, district unit president of the Karnataka State Veterinary Association, told The Hindu that some of the major demands put forth by the veterinary surgeons included the implementation of the pay revision, extending rural incentives and other allowances given to doctors to vets working in rural areas, the establishment of veterinary hospitals in all taluks and the appointment of a senior Assistant Director at the taluk level.

To protest against the State’s failure in conceding these demands, the veterinary association had decided to tender en masse resignation, he said.

Refusal

The veterinary surgeons took out a procession to submit their resignation letters to the Deputy Commissioner, who in turn refused to accept them, stating that in view of the drought all vets be should working at their hospitals.

The resignation letters were then submitted to the Deputy Director, to be forwarded to the Commissioner at the State level, Mr. Gadalingappa said.

Deadline

Davangere Staff Correspondent writes:

Eighty-five veterinary surgeons working in different parts of the district have resigned en masse, protesting against the State government’s failure to implement the recommendations of the High Power Committee.

They tendered their resignation letters to the Deputy Commissioner here on Saturday.

However, the vets have asked the government not to accept their resignations till October 3, the deadline they have set for the government to implement the recommendations and fulfil their demands.


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