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Proposal for modification of Railway Board’s circular dated 20.05.2014 regarding Railway Contract Doctors

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Sub: Proposal for modification of Railway Board’s circular dated 20.05.2014 regarding Railway Contract Doctors

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No. 2013/E/(GR)/11/1/5,dated 20.05.2014

We would like to bring to the notice of the Railway Board; burning problem of the Railway Medical Department. There is dire necessity for recruitment of the Contract Medical Officers with break every year to overcome the acute shortage of the doctors. The UPSC panel doctors are seldom posted. Railway Board issued a circular, referred above, limiting maximum ten terms for each Contract Doctor (each term for one year with break).

Because of this restriction of maximum ten terms, 10th terms completed young contract doctors are debarred from further contract service. This restriction is to be withdrawn, and Railway Board’s old circular is to be modified, so that, 10th terms completed young contract doctors may not be thrown out of employment in the middle age, and the Railways may utilize the rich and varied experience of the Railway Medical Service fruitfully. Unemployment rate amongst the young doctors in India is too high.

It is worth mentioning here that, 5-year extension has been granted to all the permanent doctors up to the age of 65 years of their retirement. It is all more distressing, even retired doctors are being recruited as Contract Doctors to overcome the crisis, whereas 10th term completed young contract doctors are terminated in the middle age despite unemployment problem.

Keeping in view the above, the Board are requested to modify their letter supra dated 20.05.2014 suitably without any further loss of time.

In connection with the above, a copy of the note is being enclosed for ready reference.

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No.AIRF/101                                                                                                Dated: 17.04.2017

The Director General(RHS),

Railway Board,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Proposal for modification of Railway Board’s circular dated 20.05.2014 regarding Railway Contract Doctors

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No. 2013/E/(GR)/11/1/5,dated 20.05.2014

We would like to bring to the notice of the Railway Board; burning problem of the Railway Medical Department. There is dire necessity for recruitment of the Contract Medical Officers with break every year to overcome the acute shortage of the doctors. The UPSC panel doctors are seldom posted. Railway Board issued a circular, referred above, limiting maximum ten terms for each Contract Doctor (each term for one year with break).

Because of this restriction of maximum ten terms, 10th terms completed young contract doctors are debarred from further contract service. This restriction is to be withdrawn, and Railway Board’s old circular is to be modified, so that, 10th terms completed young contract doctors may not be thrown out of employment in the middle age, and the Railways may utilize the rich and varied experience of the Railway Medical Service fruitfully. Unemployment rate amongst the young doctors in India is too high.

It is worth mentioning here that, 5-year extension has been granted to all the permanent doctors up to the age of 65 years of their retirement. It is all more distressing, even retired doctors are being recruited as Contract Doctors to overcome the crisis, whereas 10th term completed young contract doctors are terminated in the middle age despite unemployment problem.

Keeping in view the above, the Board are requested to modify their letter supra dated 20.05.2014 suitably without any further loss of time.

In connection with the above, a copy of the note is being enclosed for ready reference.

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