Lucknow: To accelerate the hiring process of medical teachers in five of the newly established medical colleges in the state, the Uttar Pradesh medical Education department has decided to constitute societies to conduct recruitment test. The move comes towards the decentralisation of the hiring process and aims to quicken the process of hiring at their medical colleges.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported the decision of the UP government to upgrade district hospitals with 200 or more beds to government medical colleges. In the First phase 5 such hospitals were decided to be upgraded into medial colleges.
Following the decision, the recruitment of medical teachers in Bahraich, Basti, Faizabad, Shahjhanpur and Firozabad Medical Colleges will begin through societies following the state cabinet’s approval.
Confirming the decision, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, UP, Rajnish Dubey, told HT, “The medical education department had decided to constitute societies in five new medical colleges for the recruitment of teachers.”
Explaining the whole process, he informed that hiring of the medical teachers in the state medical colleges was earlier done by the UP Public Service Commission. “Usually, the recruitment process was completed in one-and-a-half years. Even after recruitment, some of the teachers who are posted in the new medical colleges were reluctant to join as they preferred the medical colleges located in bigger cities. As a result, the vacancies in the new medical colleges continued.”
All the candidates will be made aware that they can only apply in one particular medical college. They will have to join the medical college right after the recruitment. “Since the recruitment was done by a society, there will be no scope for transfer to another medical college,” the secretary informed.
The medical admission to the 100 MBBS seats each in the five new medical colleges will begin from the academic session of next year. The apex medical regulator, Medical Council of India (MCI) has conducted an inspection of the Bahraich, Basti, Faizabad, Shahjhanpur and Firozabad medical colleges. “In February next year, the MCI will inspect the facilities in the medical colleges again before giving the green signal for start of admission and teaching,” informed a Medical Education Department Officer.
In the meantime, the medical education department has also planned to hire retired medical teachers in the new medical colleges. As per a confirmed source, it has been informed that the retired teachers will get Rs 2.50 lakh salary per month along with the pension.
Once the teaching in the five new medical colleges starts, the medical education department will start the recruitment and admission process in eight other new medical colleges in Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Deoria, Hardoi, Etah, Mirzapur, Siddharth Nagar and Pratapgarh, adds HT.