Aligarh: Stipend hike has been a long-standing demand of MBBS interns and the resident doctors all over the country have been asking the government to increase the stipend. However, Health being a state subject as well many medical institutions falling under the autonomous bodies, medicos associated with different institutions get different stipends as per the policy of that institutions
Recently, the central government addressed the issue of stipend and increased the stipends from Rs 17,000 per month to Rs 23,500 for medical interns associated with various central government medical colleges in the country.
The centre run medical institutions where the new stipend will be paid include
- All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)- All Branches
- Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)-Puducherry
- RML Hospital-Delhi
- Lady Harding Medical College (LHMC)-Delhi
- VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital- Delhi
- North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)
Based on the increase given to medicos at the above-mentioned institutes, the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) at JN Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has also demanding 7th pay commission implementation since Aligarh Muslim University is an Indian public central university as well.
The RDA under President Dr Abdullah Azmi has shot up a letter to Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development demanding enhancement of stipends’ rate and also asking the revision of pay as per 7th pay commission for junior and senior resident doctors at the medical college and hospitals of the centre run universities.
“We have also met many concerned authorities in last 2 months including Dr. B Srinivas, assistant director general, ME, who said in his letter to Dr Renuka Mishra, Director department of higher education, MHRD… that junior and senior residents shall be considered under level 10 and level 11 of 7th CPC respectively,” the RDA pointed out in the letter stating that the resident doctors had been struggling for our genuine demand of 7th pay implementation from the past year.
The letter went on to add the steps that the RDA had taken to wake up the concerned authorities in a bid to pay heed to their demands.
Speaking to Medical Dialogues, Dr Abdullah Azmi, RDA President JNMCH, AMU stated, “It is disheartening to say that we have not seen any further progress in the aforementioned matter. It is notable here that we have already gone through a protest in the form of dharna for 109 days including a strike on the same issue. The protest was called off after the aforesaid authorities promised for the resolution of the matter very soon.”
Recently, the RDA demanded the necessary arrangements for the security of resident doctors residing in accommodation right outside the campus. For the same, the association had also written a letter to Vice-Chancellor of AMU.