Vacant posts in CGHS and AYUSH: Rajya Sabha Q&A
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-524 By SHRI ISHWARLAL SHANKARLAL JAIN
(a) Whether more than 18 posts of Homoeopathic doctors are lying vacant in CGHS/AYUSH since 2009;
(b) If so, the action taken to recruit new doctors;
(c) Whether post of Advisor (Homoeo) in AYUSH is vacant since January, 2008;
(d) If so, the reasons for next eligible persons not being promoted to that post;
(e) Whether many CGHS dispensaries/ units are running with single doctors and when the doctors are on leave, the dispensary remain closed causing great inconvenience to beneficiaries; and
(f) Whether doctors on contractual basis are not appointed till regular doctors are appointed; if so, reasons therefor?
(a) 29 posts of Homoeopathic doctors are lying vacant.
(b) Proposal to fill up the vacant posts of Medical Officer/Research Officer (Homeopathy) has been sent to Union Public Service Commission on 22.05.2012. However, the proposal has been returned by them with certain queries.
(c) The post of Advisor (Homeopathy) in AYUSH has been lying vacant since 1st September, 2008.
(d) As per Recruitment Rules, the post is to be filled up by promotion in consultation with Union Public Service Commission. Accordingly, the proposal to fill up this post has been sent to them on 05.07.2012.
(e) Some dispensaries are running with single doctor, however, when doctors are on leave proper care is taken to avoid inconvenience to the beneficiaries by deploying doctors from other dispensaries/units.
(f) Appointment of contractual doctors against vacant posts is made in CGHS till the regular doctors are appointed. Advertisement in this regard has been published in News paper on 9/8/2012.