UP: Under-performing Health Dept employees above 50 years to get forced retirement
The decision taken by the UP government has been severely criticized by the State Employees Joint Council, and the council is now looking forward to launching a protest against the same.
Uttar Pradesh: A compulsory screening of medical employees aged 50 years and above will soon be conducted in compliance with the orders given by the Uttar Pradesh government to grant premature retirement to those identified as underperformers.
The order to this effect of forced retirement was issued on behalf of the director of Health and Medical Services, Dr. Pooja Pandey, on September 15, to ensure the efficient and proper functioning of health care services and health facilities in the state.
However, the decision of the government has been severely criticized by the State Employees Joint Council, UP, and the council is now looking forward to launching a protest against the same.
According to a recent media report, the order stated that a screening committee will be organized in order to review the performances of class 3 and class 4 healthcare employees of the clerical cadre. The committee will comprise four members and it will start reviewing the performance of the employees based on several aspects. Eventually, it will submit a report to the government.
One of the sources from the health department confirmed that the screening process will be conducted to analyze the performance of the staff based on their attendance, physical fitness, and their efficiency in using technological devices like computers. The authorities have clarified that those employees who will not pass the bar of performance set by the review committee will have to accept compulsory retirement.