Resident AIIMS docs demand implementation of 7th CPC
NEW DELHI: Around 1,700 resident doctors of the AIIMS on Tuesday staged a protest against "improper implementation" of the 7th central pay commission recommendations and sought the prime minister's intervention in the issue.
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) said even one-and-half- years after the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations and four months of allowance approval in other medical institutes, the AIIMS doctors here still didn't get the revised pay because of administrative lapses.
"Even after four months of implementation of the revised allowances at the central government institutes like Safdarjung hospital, RML hospital and other autonomous medical institutes like PGI Chandigarh, we are still awaiting a nod from the Health Ministry for getting it implemented here at AIIMS," AIIMS RDA president Harjit Singh Bhatti said in the letter.
He said when they approached the hospital administration, it said the Health Ministry was not giving approval and when they visited the ministry they were told that it would take a long time.
The letter also said that other autonomous and non-autonomous medical institutions are already receiving full implementation of 7th CPC for last one year.
"It is only AIIMS New Delhi whose residents are being denied their rights of proper remunerations. We have remained silent for long with hope of a civilised response from the Ministry only to see a complete lack of constructive step by the Ministry," added Bhatti.
The resident doctors threatened to go on strike next month, if their demands were not met.