Docs question equating ‘7 yr adhoc service with 14 yrs’

Srinagar: Doctors regularized in 2012 after fulfilling basic eligibility criteria of seven years of continuing adhoc services on Thursday urged government to clarify why there is no difference in number of years served by them as adhocees.
“We want to ask the policymakers how they are equating seven years service with and 14 years,” chief spokesman of All Jammu & Kashmir Field Doctor’s Forum told Kashmir Reader.
By virtue of Special Provisions Act-2010, at least 200 doctors were regularized in the regular cadre of Assistant Surgeons and Dental Surgeons against the vacant posts in January 2012.
“Simultaneously we were promised by the authorities that the extra served period will be notionally benefited, which till date has not been done, though,” the spokesman said, adding, “Our seniority should be fixed at the point where we have completed seven years of adhoc services, otherwise this would be injustice with us”.
The spokesman said they all have crossed the upper age barrier “by donating prime years of our life to the department by serving in the far flung areas for decades together and now only 15 to 18 years of ours permanent service are left.”
“We request the government to take a lenient view and make common criteria for all. There should be notional benefit in seniority to those who have served more than seven years and it is the only fair way and justice,” they said.