AIIMS special recruitment to be kept in abeyance

Bindu Shajan Perappadan

Resident doctors welcome the move

Decision taken by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

NEW DELHI: Resident doctors at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences have welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that the process of recruitment for the AIIMS faculty posts under the special recruitment drive for Schedule Castes/Tribes and Other Backward Classes as advertised in November this year “will be kept in abeyance, till further orders.”

The AIIMS resident doctors had previously registered their strong protest against the advertisement for faculty posts published on November 4 and 5.

“We could not have allowed total reservation in the over 90 to 95 faculty posts which have been vacant for the past five years. What the Government wanted to do was to create a backlog of posts and take in people based on the new reservation policy. This of course is totally unfair and not acceptable to us. We are happy that the Ministry has taken note of our protest and decided to put the process under abeyance,” said president of the Resident Doctors’ Association of AIIMS Kumar Harsh.

The chief administrative officer of the Institute Attar Singh on Friday issued a memorandum stating that the question of recruitment to the faculty posts were discussed by the officials of AIIMS with the Director (Reservation), Department of Personnel and Training K.G. Verma and the minutes of the meeting has also been prepared and sent to Department of Personnel and Training for confirmation. In the meantime, status report on the matter was also sent to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which through its letter dated December 10/11 has conveyed its decision.

“Accordingly, further process of recruitment to the posts has been kept in abeyance,” said Mr. Singh in the memorandum issued today.