Disparity in Doctors pay for Compulsory urban service: Karnataka HC asks state to respond
Karnataka: The Karnataka High Court has directed the state government and the other concerned authorities to file their response within two weeks in a case filed by 5 doctors alleging disparity in payscale for compulsory one-year Urban service.
This came after the petitioners found that they are being paid less than one of the doctors appointed in the same post following the Karnataka Compulsory Training Service By Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act 2012 (KCS Act).
The Petitioners have completed their Super Specialty (DM/MCh) in different subjects in the year 2019 from their respective institutions affiliated to the RGUHS. The Petitioners are graduates in Medicine (MBBS) and have also completed their post graduation (MD/MS) in different specialities and are registered as practitioners in their respective specialities with the Karnataka Medical Council.
The State Government enacted the Karnataka Compulsory Service by Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act, 2012 and the Karnataka Compulsory Service Training by Candidates completed Medical Courses Rules, 2015 inter alia prescribing to the Graduate, Post Graduate and Super Specialty Graduate Medical students, a compulsory service of one year in Government Hospitals and health centres.