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Desperately seeking: AYUSH homoeopathic doctors

What can be seen as a complete slackness of government authorities, is the fact that there are 39 posts of homoeopathic doctors currently lying vacant in department of AYUSH. This includes one post of adviser while  ‘Central government Health Scheme’ (CGHS) there are 28 posts lying vacant, 13 for Delhi/CR and 15 for outside Delhi. While in the department of AYUSH there are 11 posts need to be occupied.

A proposal to fill up 27 posts of homoeopathic doctors has been sent to the Union Public Service Commission in August, 2012 under Single Window System. ‘As the remaining posts are required to be revived as per the extant instruction of the Central Government, the process has been initiated to revive these posts in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). In respect of adviser (homoeopathy), the UPSC held the DPC meeting on 4 October, 2012 to fill up the post by promotion which, however, did not materialize due to the retirement of the recommended candidate,’ said union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad while answering a question on this issue in Lok Sabha.

The minister also informed that in order to  fill up the vacant posts of homeopathic doctors, department of  AYUSH  has initiated the action as indicated above, however, CGHS appoints the retired  Homeopathic doctors on contract basis in order to meet the immediate requirement of doctors for catering the medical needs to the CGHS beneficiaries and  to ensure smooth running of the CGHS dispensaries.

‘Interviews have already been held on 21 December, 2012 for contractual appointment on short term basis,’ he added.
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