Gujarat: Government medical college teachers’ association gives call for statewide strike from today

Accusing the federal government of failing to fulfil its assurance about their calls for with regard to service circumstances, lots of of professors and lecturers affiliated with the Gujarat Medical Lecturers Affiliation (GMTA) have declared a statewide strike from Thursday.

Final week, the GMTA wrote to the chief minister itemizing their calls for which they stated had been pending for greater than a decade. On Might 7, the medical lecturers’ affiliation members additionally staged a symbolic starvation strike demanding pay hike amongst different issues however withdrew it until Might 10 following a gathering with Minister of State for Residence Pradeepsinh Jadeja in Gandhinagar.

On Wednesday, greater than 1,700 medical lecturers on the six government-run medical schools affiliated with the GMTA declared to affix the protest from Thursday. Adopted by a symbolic starvation strike by 10 medical college members on the BJ Medical School campus Wednesday, a statewide strike of all members on non-Covid responsibility was introduced from Thursday. These on Covid responsibility, the GMTA stated, would be a part of the demonstration from Friday.

“Regardless of assurances, there was no communication from the state authorities on the problems that had been final mentioned with the Minister of State for Residence Pradeepsinh Jadeja on Might 7. As we had been assured to obtain a affirmation, we waited until Monday and even the next day however no response was obtained from the authorities. So, lastly we needed to give a name for the strike,” GMTA president Dr Rajnish Patel stated.

The GMTA has been elevating its 15-point demand together with wage hike, regularising of adhoc lecturers, delay in promotion and pension amongst different points.A few of these calls for embody regularisation of providers of all advert hoc medical lecturers with one single order, approval to non-practicing allowance and implementation of the Seventh Pay Fee. They’ve additionally demanded that the train for analysis and promotion ought to be commonly performed by the Gujarat Public Service Fee (GPSC) and Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC). The affiliation has demanded implementation of the Tikoo Fee’s suggestions together with different resolutions adopted by the federal government.

As well as, nursing employees at Gujarat Medical Schooling and Analysis Society (GMERS) Sola Civil hospital have additionally joined the decision of the indefinite strike given by GMERS College Affiliation. Additionally, on the Worldwide Nurses Day, the nursing employees Civil Hospital in Asarwa Wednesday held an indication in a mark of protest for his or her long-pending calls for for higher pay scales.

The GMERS College Affiliation and GMERS Nurses Affiliation, with 700 and 2000 members, respectively, throughout eight medical schools and hospitals within the state have joined the indefinite strike from Wednesday. They’re additionally demanding implementation of the Seventh Pay Fee for the medical college, together with tutors and medical officers, implementation of the state authorities’s Profession Development Scheme, advantage of Provident Fund (PF) scheme for GMERS medical college, suspension of contract-based appointment of GMERS lecturers and extension of departmental promotion committee (DPC) advantages together with entitlement of different advantages, like journey allowance, go away journey concession, medical reimbursement, gratuity and earned go away encashment.

“Since 2016, the Seventh Pay Fee has not been carried out for the GMERS nursing employees. Additionally, there isn’t a promotion coverage for us regardless of working for final 12 years together with different pending calls for, which we have now been elevating with a number of authorities departments,” Dhawal Patel, the president of GMERS Nurses Affiliation stated.

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