Govt hospital appoints docs who weren't eligible

Irregularities in appointment of senior residents have come to light in Delhi government’s Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Hari Nagar.

Two SRs whose names have appeared in the final list of selected candidates were not even in the list of eligible candidates for the post.

The recruitment process for general category doctors was started against posts reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes (SC,ST) and other backward classes (OBCs). But not enough members from the reserved categories applied for the posts.

The hospital authorities found 14 doctors eligible for test and interview. Thirteen were for posts in anaesthesia, while one for ear, nose and throat (ENT). The list came out on July 30.
The final list of candidates selected on ad-hoc basis had eight names.

Six names were from the eligibility list, while two new names appeared, one male and one female, who were not even eligible.

A source in the hospital said the two SRs did not even appear in interview and their selection is arbitrary.

He said their appointment violates norms and procedures. A doctor informed that a similar case had come to light in 2009 also.

“It is a repeat of the same. Then also appointments were made out-of-the-way for a couple of people,” he said.

Dr Promila Gupta, medical superintendent of the hospital refused to give an immediate comment on the issue.  

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