Norms violated

15/11/2017

The State Government has decided to open the Ayurvedic Medical College in the present building of Ayurvedic Hospital at Indira Chowk here till the newly constructed buildings of college and Hospital at Akhnoorare completed in all respects,the lack of facilities and infrastructure at Ayurvedic Hospital may create hurdles in the smooth functioning of the college in near future. State Government in its recent decision had decided to re-open the Ayurvedic College in Jammu after a gap of 42 years, which was closed way back in 1975, without giving proper thought to the guidelines and norms prescribed by the Centre Council of Indian Medicines (CCIM) in this regard. The violation of CCIM norms has been a cause of grave concern among the practioners of Ayurveda in the State. The process for starting the teaching of the first batch has been started from Academic Session 2017-2018 for which Health and Medical Education Department has issued an order vide number 471-HME of 2017 dated 01-09-2017 for deployment of teaching / non-teaching staff to the Government Ayurvedic Medical College Jammu but the said order is in total violation of CCIM regulation of 2016, according to which the age for the post of Assistant Professor or lecturer at that time of first appointment should not exceed 45 years and no teaching or research experience is required. But the Order No 471-HME of 2017 issued by the ISM in this regard is in gross violation of CCIM norms as some doctors above the age of 45 have been selected against the posts of Assistant Professors.
As per the CCIM guidelines the Hospital should have minimum eight OPD clinics including Swaasthavritta Evam Yoga and Aatyaik (emergency), but the Government order ignored this important subject creating suspicion about its seriousness in running the College as it created Wellness Centre which is non-existing Department as per the latest regulations of CCIM issued in 2016. The authorities in violation of the rules have ignored the eligible candidate for the post who has the required degrees for the same. Moreover as per the CCIM regulations a consultant should attend OPD, IPD but the College authorities have decided to start eight OPDs including the Wellness Centre which is a non-existing Department while the emergency duties have been given to a non-clinical teacher in the OPD as per the duty roster. The rules prescribed that for the post of Professor there should be a total experience of 10 years in concerned subject or five years teaching experience as Associate Professor (Reader) in concerned subject or total 10 years research experience in regular service in Research Councils of Central Government, State Government, Union Territory, University or National Institutions with not less than three papers published in a recognized journal. Moreover the decision of the State Government is totally in contravention of Prime Minister NarendraModi who during the celebration of Ayurveda Day stressed on maintaining the standard of ISM instead of taking this system of medicine casually.

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