Chandigarh: Punjab Cabinet on Thursday decided now to bring Medical Officers (Dental) also in the ambit of medical professionals who will get their full salaries, including allowances, during probation period also.
The Cabinet cleared a proposal to waive off the condition of basic pay only for Medical Officers (Dental),
just days after it had approved a similar waiver for MBBS probationers in government hospitals.
The move is aimed at ensuring the best dental treatment and diagnostic services in government healthcare institutions by engaging professional dental officers.
The matter was put up before the cabinet after it was brought to the government’s notice that the medical officers were also part of the PCMS cadre and should also be considered for relaxation from the condition of basic salary only during their probation period.
The Cabinet decision would facilitate new medical officers (dental) to get full salary in the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100+5400 Grade pay, a spokesperson of Chief Minister’s Office said.