Srinagar: Departmental committee reconstituted to examine cases of absentee doctors
Srinagar: Governor's administration in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday accorded sanction to the reconstitution of a Departmental Committee to examine the cases of doctors or any officer and official of subordinate office related to the unauthorized absence or over-stay on deputation and study leave cases or any other.
According to the order, the sanction has been accorded in supersession of all previous orders issued on the subject. The Committee will be headed by Director Finance, Health and Medical Education Department. The members will be Additional Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education Department (dealing with Health Gazetted Section) and Deputy Secretary to the Government, Health and Medical Education department (dealing with HRM section).
The terms of references of the committee shall be to examine cases of doctors or any other officer or official of subordinate office related to the unauthorized absence/over-stay on deputation or study leave cases or other like cases and to make specific recommendations in such cases as may be referred to it, to take cognizance of difficulties being faced by general public due to authorized/un-authorized absence of doctors and paramedical staff while making recommendations in any such case.
To examine whether all pre-requisite conditions have been fulfilled prior to deciding authorized or un-authorized period of absence, to examine whether concerned Head of Department has furnished specific proposal/recommendation along with documentary evidence, to examine the intent of recommending permission to undergo higher studies by any doctor/paramedics prior to formal approval/sanction of study leave by the competent authority and a categoric undertaking by such doctor for not claiming particularly study leave later on, if so rejected by the competent authority, to examine all repercussions in allowing doctors to rejoin after unauthorized absence and to discourage such practice by doctors who are habitual, to examine any other fully or partially related case, which may be referred to the Committee by the Department and to submit its recommendations based on proper rationale, reasonable justification and documentary evidence.