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Health dept moved proposal to hire retd personnel on CM's

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today wondered why was questioning the decision of hiring retired personnel to fill up vacant posts in hospitals in Delhi, contending the latter had directed Health department to put forward the proposal.

The CM yesterday wrote a letter to the LG, questioning the rationale behind "hiring only retired personnel to fill up vacancies in hospitals".

Baijal in a statement said the proposal to hire retired personnel was put forward by the Health department on the chief minister's directions at a meeting on August 16.

"The minutes of that meeting were also issued by the CM office. Therefore, it is surprising that now the CM has raised questions" regarding retired personnel filling up vacant posts, the statement read.

The engagement of retired personnel was purely an interim measure to meet the shortages, the said.

The Health department had already sent requisitions to the DSSSB and the UPSC to fill up the vacancies, he said.

"As far as vacancies of promotional posts are concerned, the department has been directed to hold all requisite Departmental Promotional Committee Meetings by the end of March," Baijal said.

The (Health) have been instructed to personally monitor on a fortnightly basis the filling up of vacancies.

Meanwhile, urged the to approve two schemes -- Doorstep Delivery and Quality Health for All -- saying the people of would benefit a lot with their implementation.

The AAP had earlier alleged the had objected to a proposal for free medical surgeries and tests at private hospitals in case of delay at government facilities.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 21:05 IST