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Almost 50 percent faculty posts at 6 new AIIMS Vacant: Minister apprises Parliament


Almost 50 percent faculty posts at 6 new AIIMS Vacant: Minister apprises Parliament

New Delhi: A total of 4089 posts including 305 Faculty posts have been sanctioned for each of six new AIIMS at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh, MOS Health, Ashwani Kumar Choubey informed the parliament recently.

The minister, responding to query raised by Member of parliament, Shri Ambika Soni informed that vacant faculty posts are being advertised regularly by the Institutes depending on their requirement. However, as high standards have to be maintained in selection, keeping in view the stature of these Institutes of National Importance, all the advertised positions could not be filled up, he added and that recruitment to various positions is done on need basis keeping in view the additional services and facilities planned to be added in the hospitals.

His detailed response, however pointed out to high number of vacant posts with 899 of the 1830 posts with most of the new AIIMS having more than 50% of vacancies

  • At AIIMS Bhopal, out of the 305 sanctioned posts for faculty, 142 are filled while 163 are lying vacant. However, 121 Faculty posts have been advertised and the Recruitment process is going on.
  • At AIIMS Bhubaneswar, 122 of the total 305 faculty posts are lying vacant. This is after the institute hired 70 faculty members, who have joined in the last year. Recruitment process for Faculty post in many is going on.
  • At AIIMS Jodhpur of the total 305 sanctioned posts 146 are filled while 159 lie vacant. Recruitment exercise for 103 Faculty posts is going on.
  • At AIIMS Patna, whooping 184 posts out of the total 305 faculty posts are lying vacant. Recruitment exercise for vacant Faculty posts is going on.
  • At AIIMS Raipur  out of 305 posts, 127 are filled while 178 still lie vacant
  • At AIIMS Rishikesh, out of 305 posts, 212 are filled and 93 lie vacant

As regards AIIMS New Delhi, the minister informed that there are 680 Faculty members working in the Institute and 30 assistant professors are working on contract basis to meet the requirement for different Departments. Further, process for filling up of 172 Vacant Faculty posts has also been initiated.

To facilitate expeditious filling up of vacancies, separate Standing Selection Committee (SSCs) have been constituted for each of the aforesaid six AIIMS. Also, recruitment exercises are being held periodically in all the six AIIMS. A number of steps were highlighted by the minister to expedite the hiring at AIIMS.

  1. The upper age limit for direct recruitment against the posts of Professor and Additional Professor in the six AIIMS has been raised from the present 50 years to 58 years. This will expected to make available experienced willing faculty of various Government Medical Colleges.
  2. Filling up of vacant Faculty posts in the new AIIMS by taking serving Faculty from Government Medical Colleges/Institutes on deputation basis has also been allowed. Contractual engagement of retired Faculty of Government Medical Colleges/Institutes has also been allowed to meet the shortage of Faculty in the six new AIIMS. System of Walk-in-interview for engagement of Faculty on contract basis has also been introduced.
  3. Visiting Faculty Scheme in new AIIMS has been formulated to allow national and international faculty to work in new AIIMS for teaching and academic purposes. Overseas Citizens of India have been allowed to join as teaching faculty in new AIIMS.
  4. A sub-committee of the respective Governing Body of six new AIIMS has also been constituted to consider and approve recommendations of the respective Standing Selection Committee of six new AIIMS for expediting the process of Faculty selection.
  5. Services of Senior Residents and Junior Residents are also utilized for patient care.

 

PRESENT POSITION OF FACULTY POSTS AGAINST SANCTIONED POSTS IN SIX NEW AIIMS  

AIIMS  

Faculty Posts

Sanctioned Posts Posts filled at present Posts vacant at present Remarks/Progress of recruitment exercises
Bhopal Professor 54 17 37  

121 Faculty posts have been advertised.   Recruitment process is going on.

 

End of April 2019.

Additional Professor 45 16 29
Associate professor 81 51 30
Assistant

Professor

125 58 67
Total 305 142 163
Bhubaneswar  

Professor

54 17 37  

Two advertisements have been made during the last one year to fill up these vacant faculty posts which resulted joining of 70 new faculty members.

 

Selection process for engagement of contractual faculty in several Departments has been completed.

 

Recruitment process for Faculty post in rest of departments is going on.

Additional Professor 45 20 25
Associate professor 81 46 35
Assistant Professor 125 100 25
Total 305 183 122
Jodhpur  

Professor

54 16 38 45 Faculty posts were advertised in November, 2017 and 121 Faculty posts were again advertised in January, 2018, wherein 45 candidates have been selected for faculty positions. Out of which, 21 Faculty have joined the Institute till date and extension for joining has been given to 11 candidates.

 

73 Faculty posts were advertised in July, 2018. The interview was held on 21st and 22nd October, 2018.

 

Recruitment exercise for 103 Faculty posts is going on.

Additional Professor 45 11 34
Associate professor 81 49 32
Assistant Professor 125 70 55
Total 305 146 159
Patna Professor 54 11 43 Recruitment exercise for vacant Faculty posts is going on.
Additional Professor 45 8 37
Associate professor 81 44 37
Assistant Professor 125 58 65
Total 305 121 184
Raipur Professor 54 11 43 183 Faculty posts were advertised in September, 2018. Scrutiny Process for 545 applications received is going on.

 

The interview will be conducted in phased manner and the same is planned to start from 2nd week of December 2018 and to be completed by March 2019. The efforts will be made to fill up super- specialty posts first.

Additional Professor 45 12 33
Associate professor 81 28 53
Assistant Professor 125 76 49
Total 305 127 178
Rishikesh Professor 54 29 25 Institute has advertised various Faculty positions for various speciality and super-speciality departments time to time on direct recruitment, deputation and contractual basis.

 

Interviews for various advertised posts are scheduled in month of December 2018.

Additional Professor 45 28 17
Associate professor 81 43 38
Assistant Professor 125 112 13
Total 305 212 93
Total 1830 931 899

Source: self
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  1. I am not surprised to hear about the existing vacancies in central medical institutes.I always felt that periodic advertisements about the existing vacancies in media followed by proper interview process to fill up the vacant posts would have attracted more doctors.

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    Dr RAMESHVARDHAN December 23, 2018, 5:33 pm

    AIIMS HAS BECOME AIMLESSLY PATHETIC SITUATION DUE TO LACK REQUIRED MEDICAL TEACHERS WITH 50% SHORTAGE OF FACULTY MEMBERS , I DON\’T THINK IT GETS PERMISSION TO RUN AS A MEDICAL COLLEGE. IF IT TRUE , THAN IT IS NOTHING BUT FATHER OF ALL THE SCAMS . THE ONLY REASON TO ALLOW SUCH COLLEGES TO RUN MEDICAL COURSE IS TO PRODUCE ILLQUALIFIED , ILLTRAINED , IDIOTIC , IRRESPONSIBLE IRREGULAR, INEFFICIENT INDIVIDUALS WITH TAG CALLED DOCTORS , WHO ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE MEDICAL NEXALS WITH LACK OF MORALS MORALES VALUES ETHICS , HALF KNOWLEDGE IS NOTHING BUT A UN GUIDED MISSILE MORE LIKELY DAMAGE , DESTROY , DEVASTAT OWN PROPERTY THAN THAT OF ENEMY . BEING WITH SUCH COLLEGES IS NOTHING BUT CRIMINAL WASTE OF PRIME TIME OF LIFE AND LOSS OF MONEY ( UNLESS IT IS ILLGAINED MONEY ).. WITH OUT FURTHER DELAY THE RECOGNITION TO ALL SUCH AIMLESS AIIMS SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN , SET GOOD EXAMPLE & TO UNHOLD THE DIGNITY OF MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA MCI AND MINISTRY OF MEDICAL EDUCATION / H& Fw …….. .,TILL THEY GET REQUIRED NUMBER OF TEACHING MEDICAL FACULTY MEMBERS , IT CAN RUN AS TRITERARY / SECONDARY HOSPITALS.

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    Dr Virendra pd Sinha December 22, 2018, 7:32 pm

    Students have passer MBBS from these AIIMS without presence of faculty even in clinic al subjects. Hospital are running only akele tak emergency services. If MCI inspection were needs they would not have been allowed even to open college.

  4. You have fin drs who are interested in serving selfleesly and not attracted to mone. medicine is a hloy business. Economics has reduced the interest in teaching.
    I offered to teach free but bureaucracy they do not want me

  5. These AIIMS were opened to get cheap popularity and encasing the brand AIIMS
    By spending thousands of crore in building them and much more in keeping their standards.Need was to strengthen the then existing medical colleges and spend this money on improving primary health care system of the country.Medical institution are recognised by their quality of faculty rather quantity