Sunday, November 21, 2010
Denied Assured Career Progression (DACP) for doctors across country in various central government jobs.
It is Denied Assured Career Progression instead of Dynamic Assured Career Progression for a few sections of doctors in various central government organizations. The 5th pay commission had first recommended DACP i.e. Dynamic Assured Career Progression for all central government doctors ,who had always been at the receiving end of service due to their long duration of study and the late entry into service consequently short service period and majority never receiving full pension. DACP was accepted in toto by many departments and ministries as the Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Ordnance factories later on Railways, Police forces, Paramilitary services, ESI, Indian Institute of Sciences etc. It is also implemented for all Ayurvedic, Siddha and Homeo doctors and some states as Tamilnadu, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala and Punjab .It was also given for civilian doctors in army after court interference. Dynamic Assured career Progression ensures assured uniform career progression among different cadres of Medical personnel depending upon their qualification i.e. graduate or post graduate and years of service, whose basic nature of work remains the same irrespective of the place or institute.Subscequently the 6th CPC recognizing the left out medical personnel in isolated posts and departments extended the DACP scheme to all central government doctors in all central government Ministries and department without any exemption .This was approved by the cabinet and gazette notification issued after concurrence with the ministry of finance an OM was issued by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare regarding implementation of DACP in isolated posts and also another OM regarding initial implementation in departments where it is not in place.Inspite of all these many doctors languish in isolated posts across the country due lack of awareness among doctors, minority in organization and reluctance on many a departments as Department of Space, Department of Atomic Energy ,BHEL etc to implement the pay commission, cabinet approval and the GO for their doctors. Some doctors in these organizations have also filled writ petition in courts but many of these departments are fighting the case, inspite of clear-cut orders, because they are never fall short of resources, manpower or time but will there be a wakeup call to the Union government which cannot make its own departments uniformly follow government orders and accepted pay commission recommendations implying a Government within a Government. Until then these isolated doctors who do not make political, social, or financial impact it is Denied Assured career progression.