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TN: 2000 Assistant Professors to be promoted to Associate Professor posts as per MCI norms


TN: 2000 Assistant Professors to be promoted to Associate Professor posts as per MCI norms

Chennai: The years-long fight of government doctors demanding their legitimate promotions as per Medical Council of India (MCI) norms has finally born fruit as the DMER has finally made a move towards this effect.

According to a recent announcement made by the Dr A Edwin Joe, Director of Medical Education, as many as 2,000 Associate Professors in Government Medical Colleges are going to get promoted as Professors by the State Health Department. This is planned to meet the Medical Council of India norms for continuing medical courses in 23 medical colleges in Tamil Nadu.

The announcement comes in light of the various strikes/protest launched by the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association in the past few months, alleging that in order to renew ‘permission’ for continuing MBBS courses in many of its 22 medical colleges; the state department for the past 5 years was misleading the MCI by presenting associate professors as professors. The doctors also pointed out that this was due to the fact that the government was also denying legitimate promotions to doctors working as medical faculties in the state.

Medical Dialogues recently reported that during the said protests, doctors had declared that if they were forced to pose as professors for the day again, the government doctors will boycott the upcoming inspections in government medical colleges.

Dr Senthil, President TNGDA further pointed out to the vacant posts of professors at medical colleges with more than 500 of the 1,020 professor posts in the 22 medical colleges being unfilled. The association had given an ultimatum to the health department to pay heed to their grievances. The government doctors stated that they are not going to succumb to being falsely represented as Professors during MCI inspections of medical colleges, even if it means loss of medical college recognition.

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Responding to the said ultimatum issued by the government doctors, the authorities finally announced a move towards timely promotions.

Dr Joe declared that nearly 7,000 doctors in government medical colleges would be re-designated or promoted as per Medical Council of India (MCI) norms and nomenclature.

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Now, the re-designation and promotion process has been completed and soon the government doctors are going to be promoted. After re-designating the posts, officials found that over 2,000 Associate Professors were eligible for Professors posts so there was no need for new recruitment.

Confirming the same, Dr Joe told TNIE, “We totally streamlined the posts and completed the work. It has to go to the finance department for approval. Then a government order will be issued… We have re-designated 7,300 doctor posts, including Assistant Professors, Associate Professors, Professors, Senior Residents and others in 23 medical colleges. Among them, over 2,000 Associate Professors are eligible for Professors’ posts and they will be given promotion.”

According to a senior health department official, this also means that doctors have to move to their post wherever it is available. But 85 per cent of the now Associate Professors who are eligible for Professor’s posts, are identified in the same colleges where they are currently working. “This means, all the Professors posts in 23 government medical colleges will be filled. Before this demarcation, professors were less than the requirement of MCI, Now, we will meet the MCI norms for renewal or approval for medical courses,” the official said.

“A doctor who completes post graduation will work as Senior Resident or Tutor for one year, they will be promoted as Assistant Professor. After four years, they will be promoted as Associate Professors and after four years they will be promoted as Professors. But, these promotions were affected earlier, leaving professors’ posts vacant in many colleges,” a senior official said.

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    Dr. Suhas Choudhari November 8, 2018, 10:02 am

    Many asst.prof. Are waiting for the promotions , inspite being in service for more than 10 years also fulfilling the articles/publications criteria.
    Hope the Karnataka DME/ mCi take a note of the judgement of Tamil nadu

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan November 8, 2018, 1:57 pm

    KAR NATAKA SHOULD TURN INTO KARUNADU , KARUNEYA NAIDU ( THE LAND OF SYMPATHY), INSTED OF NATAKA.- BEING CASTIEST COMMUNAL CORRUPT CORPORATE CARELESS FAMILY MEMBERS PROPERTY. IN THE NANE SECULAR PECULIAR PROMISES TO FOOL THE INNOCENT PEOPLE. Almost all IMPORTANT posts ,position opportunities & admistrative powers are with the Dominant casttes of the region , irrespective of the parties in power. The promotions matters only for poor underprivileged, PEOPLE belonging to non dominant castes. Just go through the list of medical colleges & it\’s admistrative posts. They have given incharge to their own PEOPLE at the cost of others. As long as someone has the advantage of caste, money and influence no NEED TO worry about post , POSTION & power , things will automatically move towards them. For rest the despite having seniority, merit, EXPIRENCE NOTHING COMES in their FEVOURE. This is our secular and peculiar indyiya……..

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan November 8, 2018, 9:21 am

    PUBLICATION IS A FANTASTIC THING , WHO IS GOING BEAR THE EXPENSES ? IT COSTS LOTS OF MONEY , TIME & SUPPORT .BUT I HAVE NOT COME ACROSS MEDICAL COLLEGES GIVEN REQUIRED AMOUNT OF FUNDS FOR THE RESEARCH WORK & PUBLICATIONS. EXCEPT FOR FEW LIKE – AIIMS, PGI, JIMAR, MANIPAL , CMC, ……. NOW A DAYS JUST BY TROWING COUPLE OF THOUSAND RUPPEES ONE CAN PUBLISH DUMMY FAKE FRAUDULENT ARTICLES IN NEWLY MINTED JOURNALS. I HAVE SEEN SO MANY PEOPLE APPROACHING ME TO BE PART OF SUCH JOURNALS TO BE PART OF IT OR PUBLISH PAPERS. THERE WAS About ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN MEDICAL DIALOGUE OR DOCPLEXDOCES ( I DON\’T REMEMBER). About an article published by one of the faculty member of PGI Chandigarh , with improper/ inadequate data , for which he was asked for explinatin. ( Disciplinary action was initiated). Probably this was only one case for which INQUIRY was conducted. I AM SURE WITH PROPER FUNDING, SUPPORT, FACILITIES PUBLICATIONS IN A COUNTRY LIKE OUR\’S WITH TONS AND TONS CLINICAL MATERIAL NEED NOT BE A PROBLEM. BRING IN PROFESSIONALS AS ADMISTRATERS INSTEDI OF B A PASSED OUT BABUS AS HEADS THINGS WILL SETTLE DOWN ON IT\’S OWN SOONER. AS LONG AS BABUS ARE OCCUPYING THE HIGH OFFICES NOTHING GOOD CAN HAPPEN.

  4. What about the mandatory original research publications needed for promotions apart from the years of teaching service? I guess the majority won\’t be having any and would probably require a leniency in norms..

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    BHUVANESHWARAN B November 8, 2018, 8:44 am

    Only thode with indexed publications are given promotion

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    Dr Ramesh Vardhan November 8, 2018, 8:19 am

    Look AT THE way GOVERNMENT cheating their own DOCTORS / TEACHING FACULTY MEMBERS BY DENIEING THEIR TIMELY PROMOTIONS. AND also giving fake data to MCI. WHY THE BUEROCRATES AND THEIR BOSSES ARE SENT TO JAIL FOR ON CHARGES OF CHEATING. THE CROOKS OCCUPYING BETTER POSITION LIKE SECRETARIES- GIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO DME, DEAN DIRECTORS DO SUCH CHEAP THINGS FOR THEIR BENIFTS. AS LONG AS SUCH PEOPLE ARE OCCUPYING POST POSITION PREVILAGES THE MEDICAL EDUCATION & THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM CAN NEVER IMPROVE. IN A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY LIKE OUR\’S HOW COME THE MOST UNDEMOCRATIC & UNLAWFUL ACTIVITIES CAN BE TOLERATED. ONE SINGLE SECRETRY CAN PLAY SO MUCH MECHIEF & CAN IMPOSE/ IMPLIMENT UNLAWFULL PROMOTION / DEMOTION / KEEPING THEM HANING WITH OUT TIMELY PROMOTIONS. I THINK WE HAVE WORLDS MOST CUNNING CORRUPT CROOKED BUEROCRATES. THERE ARE MORE EXAMPLES OF THEIR UNLAWFUL AKWARD ACTIVITIES. IF OUR JUDICIARY BECOMES MORE ACTIVE & DARING , I AM SURE MAJORITY OF THE BABUS CAN EITHER FINED, FIRED, FOUND BEHIND THE BARS. I have feeling Babus are given undue advantages and their making WORST use of it. BABU MUKTHA BHARAT is the only way to make country a better place to live .\” BABU BHAGAV DESH BACHAV\”