REQUISITION TO FILL 104 FACULTY POSTS IN MEDICAL
COLLEGES SENT TO PPSC-TIKSHAN SUD
Chandigarh, April 9, 2008
The Punjab Government today initiated a number of steps to fill
the vacant posts of faculty at all levels in all government run
Medical & Dental Colleges of the state to check the chronic
problem of shortage of teaching staff.
Disclosing this here today after reviewing the situation in
two marathon meetings held here last night and today also, Mr.Tikshan
Sud, Medical Education & Research Minister said that the State
Government has sent requisition of 104 posts of faculty of various
levels to Punjab Public Service Commission, Patiala under direct
quota. He said that immediately on taking the reins of this department
the government had decided to raise the retirement age of teaching
faculty from 58 to 60 years.
Focusing in retention of present faculty, Mr. Sud said that
the Departmental Promotion Committee meeting has taken place;
promoting 28 persons in one go, checking the long standing stagnation
and frustration in the faculty. He informed that the 8 more promotion
orders are in the offing and meeting of 3rd Departmental Promotion
Committee would be held during this month to promote all the 21
deserving faculty members. The Minister said that he had also
invited all retired faculty to join State Govt. Medical Institutions.
Besides it, PPSC has recommended the name of other one professor
and had advertised 10 posts to be filled for Dental Demonstrators,
Secretary, Medical Education & Research Mr. Jagjit Puri
informed in the meeting that to fulfil the assurance of Minister
in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in the last Budget Session, the department
has taken novel steps to rationalise the strength of faculty in
all institutions so that students of any institution were not
neglected. He said that as per rationalization policy approved
by Minister, all faculty members who have a longer stay would
be shifted to other institutions against vacancies. The department
has invited applications from Medical Officers for their appointment
has Senior Lecturers. He said that process has been initiated
and after due scrutiny medical officers would be appointed as
senior lecturers in Medical Colleges purely as per seniority-cum-merit
Mr. Puri said in no case seniority-cum-merit would be disturbed
while making promotions. He said that a stern warning has been
issued that any case of nepotism, favouritism and negligence in
rationalization of staff/ promotions will be seriously viewed
and any negligent officer/official would not be spared.
PUNJAB CM CONDOLES THE SAD DEMISE OF A.C.JOLY
CHANDIGARH APRIL 9, 2008
Punjab Chief Minister Mr.Parkash Singh Badal today expressed
profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Wing Commander
AC Jolly, former Punjab Director Sainik Welfare and father of
Mr.Asit Jolly, Journalist after a brief illness. He was 80 and
is survived by his widow two sons and a daughter.
Mr. Badal expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the members
of the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to grant peace
to the departed soul and give strength and courage to them to
bear this irreparable loss.
Meanwhile, Member Parliament and President Shiromani Akali Dal
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal also condoled the death of Mr.AC Jolly.
Information & Public Relations Minister Mr.Bikram Singh
Majithia also shared his condolences with the bereaved family.
Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr.Harcharan Bains also mourned
the death of Mr.Asit Jolly's father.