Faculty Shortage in Medical Colleges: UP to HIRE Retired Professors at Rs 2.2 lakh pm
Lucknow: To meet the shortage of senior teachers in newly set up colleges, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has decided to utilize the services of retired professors of medical colleges, institutes, and universities on a contractual basis.
The state Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, decided to take the services of retired professors of various government medical colleges in the country on a contract basis as professor consultants at a monthly remuneration of Rs 2,20,000, an official spokesman confirmed to PTI.
At present, 13 medical colleges in the functioning in the state, of these, 6 medical colleges, including the one at Agra, Kanpur, Allahabad, Meerut, Gorakhpur, and Jhansi are existing setups. While 7 medical colleges are new setups including medical colleges at Jalaun, Kannauj, Azamgarh, Ambedkar Nagar, Saharanpur, Bonda, and Budaun. Currently, these medical colleges have a total of 1844 sanction posts of the medical faculty. Of them, 878 posts are employed with regular faculty while 371 have an ad-hoc faculty. This makes a total of 1249 posts with faculty leaving 595 posts vacant.
In the seven new medical colleges, a total of 660 posts are sanctioned, of which 218 posts have regular faculty while 127 posts have ad-hoc faculty employed leaving 315 posts vacant.
The cabinet note added that in these new medical colleges, 102 posts of the sanctioned 151 posts of professors are empty. Taking a note of this shortage of senior faculties at the medical colleges in the state, particularly the ones recently established, it has been decided to re-engage the retired medical faculty as a professor (consultant).
Earlier in June, to provide better medical facilities to patients, the state government decided to upgrade district hospitals with 200 or more beds to government medical colleges.