Gujarat: State defends exclusion of DNB from eligibility criteria from medical teachers recruitment
Gujarat: The State Government of Gujarat recently presented its explanation on the exclusion of DNB from the eligibility criteria from the recruitment process of 686 posts of medical teachers in the government colleges.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the Association of DNB doctors had filed a petition on the High Court challenging one advertisement of the government which sought online applications for the appointment of medical professional candidates on May 29th. The advertisement sought appointments to fulfill the vacancy of 686 posts that includes vacancy for professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and tutors in various subjects in Government Medical College and other teaching hospitals.
The association approached the High court and objected to the advertisement stating that DNB doctors have been unreasonably excluded from the recruitment process as doctors having DNB qualifications are not included in the eligibility criteria. The petitioners through advocate Narendra Jain submitted that the Medical Council of India and other similar bodies have considered postgraduate qualification of DNB as equal to MD MS and MCH degrees if not superior. Following this, the Gujarat High court has directed the state government to file a response explaining why the Diplomat National Board (DNB) doctors have been excluded from the eligibility criteria of recruitment.
The State Government added that with the increasing number of COVID cases in the state, the government has decided to appoint more medical teachers in order to address the scarcity of health workers.