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Angami Students’ Union urges state government not to be swayed by some parties on superannuation issue

By EMN Updated: Apr 14, 2022 8:33 pm

Dimapur, April 14 (EMN): Angami Students’ Union (ASU) on Thursday submitted a representation to the chief secretary of Nagaland urging the government not to be “swayed” by some parties on the superannuation issue.

It stated that while most states in the country have implemented the newly introduced medical doctors’ age superannuation, and some states giving legal validity to medical practitioners, ‘the refractory nature of the government to implement the same until now has drawn the attention of the Angami Students’ Union with much suspicion and dismay’.

ASU stated that there is acute shortage of medical practitioners in the government sector as per World Health Organisation recommendation for requirement of doctors which is 1:1000 to that of 1:4056 for Nagaland.

“Similarly, the requirement of more doctors is underlying with creation of more district hospitals, up-gradation of healthcare centres, etc. and for timely activation of medical colleges in Nagaland. However, ASU does not endorse the extension of other government services, as the case of medical doctors is unique and through proper amendment of Fundamental Rules of 1922, Rule 56, clause ‘bb’,” read the statement.

It further urged the state government to recruit the vacant posts through Nagaland Public Service Commission and further create requisite post to subdue the shortage of medical doctors in the state.

“It is the obligation of the state to act effectively and immediately for public welfare; as such, the state government is appealed to resolve the matter as assured to Nagaland In-Service Doctors’ Association (NIDA), before the 17th April, 2022,” it said.

The Union further warned to initiate its ‘own course of action against the Government and responsible parties after the expiry of the government’s commitment’.

By EMN Updated: Apr 14, 2022 8:33:20 pm
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