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UP Medical teachers to now retire at 70

UP Medical teachers to now retire at 70

Lucknow: The State Medical Education Department in an effort to overcome faculty shortage, the resultingweakening of post graduate medical education and the de-recognition threat to  Government Medical College, has proposed the raising of retirement age of teachers from 65 to 70.

A formal proposal for state cabinet’s approval is being put together by the Medical Education Department officials declared the Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education, Anita Bhatnagar Jain.

The secretary believes that the decision will impact in the manner of ‘checking the constant fall  in number of teachers which puts the quality of teaching at stake.’

A 25% shortfall of medical  teachers  at various rank levels is witnessed in state medical colleges of UP.  The said percentage even rises to 50% depending upon the on the rank of the  medical college/institution and the no of years the college has been in existence. The impact being that the colleges often face the threat of  de-recognition at the hands of the Medical Council.

The idea of a raise in retirement age of medical teachers has already been approved of by the chief Minister Yogi  Aditya Nath at a departmental  presentation . The proposal is now to be tabled before the cabinet in another few weeks said sources in the DME.

The decision would immediately affect teachers in SN Medical College, Agra; Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad; GSVM Medical College, Kanpur; Maharani Lakshmi Bai Medical College, Jhansi; Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College, Meerut;and Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur.

The newly established state medical college teachers in Ambedkarnagar, Jalaun  Azamgarh and Kannauj, will also be impacted. Same will be the case with teachers in institutes like Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences and King George’s Medical University, who also stand to profit from the change.

The Medical Council has also been advocating the raising of teacher retirement age in Medical Colleges across the country to 70 years. According to the Council with 398 colleges in the country offering 52,000 MBBS seats, state governments often raise retirement ages within prescribed limits.

“Shortage of professors limits opportunity for post graduate medical education which takes a toll on specialization and the number of specialists remains low,”  Dr D P Mishra, Former Head of UP Government Doctors’ Association told TOI.



Source: with inputs
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    Dr. Manoj joshi May 11, 2017, 3:34 pm

    Dear geeta sharma
    The name of UP University of medical sciences Saifai is missing from list.Hope teachers there will also be benefited.

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    Raghuveer C V May 11, 2017, 3:14 pm

    It is an excellent idea to raise the retiring age. But the only caution is to make sure that such Medical Teachers stay fit both physically and intellectually to teach

  3. Dr.retirement age is to be increased like to BISHOPS and PUJARIS OR MULLAS or POLITIONS as long as they can work. All they can reitre at the age of 70?

    why at the age of 70 ? to block others opportunities in UP – the canon for all iINDIA. HAHAHA