HIMS issue haunts govt again

Retrenched employees who failed to find their names in fresh list will move court

verification: Staff of various departments awaiting to submit the necessary details to the IMC representatives who were on an inspection at HIMS in Hassan on Thursday. dh photo

The happiness of employees who joined duty nine months ago was only shortlived, they were removed from service within 15 days.

Meanwhile, several protests, workers consuming poison, indefinite protests, replacement of medical education minister, change of director, blame games to grab attention to save their jobs by these 281 employees is likely to go down the drain as it has been confirmed that all those employees are sure to lose their jobs, permanently.

The department has published a new list of names for the 307 posts in non-teaching category on the website. Only a few of retrenched staff have got back their jobs.

It can be mentioned here that several of the employees were alleged of discrepencies and malpractices for  getting the posting for which they were retrenched.

The government claimed that only eligible candidates had been selected as per the court’s direction. Those who failed to secure their jobs have decided to move court questioning the government’s decision without waiting for two weeks time given to file objections.

Discrepencies

They alleged that the staff here had prepared the list out of 12,000 applications that were submitted. They claimed discrepencies in the list, as the government had told to give additional marks to those who worked under contract based on their experience, but this has not been considered at the time of preparing the list.

One post has been reserved for ex-serviceman, but the authorities concerned claimed that they did not receive any application for that post. There are several discrepencies in the list, said Annappa one of the employees who lost job.

Though retrenched employees do not have proper information on how many of them have secured jobs according to the new list, they say not more than 15 have been selected. All those selected are of staff nurse category, those applied for other posts have not got jobs, they said.

MCI representatives visit

Meanwhile, a team from Medical Council of India (MCI) visited the HIMS for inspection, on Thursday.

The visit has nothing to do with the current commotion, but a regular feature that is being carried out every year for assessment. The team may recommend action if the basic facilities at the hospital are not satisfactory.

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