Message Board 8th July, 2014
DADWA is back again with some good news and some bad news!
Some of you might have seen this web-site showing flag of a neighbouring country and some offensive messages. Yes, our website suffered a cyber-attack. It is a moot question whether we were hit due to mention of Sh. Narendra Modi therein. On the positive side one may assume that DADWA has gained international recognition! The engineers of the agency that maintains our website have worked hard and restored the website and data to original position. The website’s security has been enhanced for which we appreciate the effort of M/s
Non-functional up-gradation (NFU) up to HAG level:
The case filed by DADWA seeking implementation of Non-functional up-gradation (NFU) up to HAG level as recommended by 6th PC came up on July 7th. The DOPT and MOHFW are respondents in this case and they told the court that service doctors were already enjoying the benefits of DACP up to SAG level and , they do not deserve additional benefits of NFU. The hollowness of the governments stood exposed by the strong arguments by our senior advocate. The writ was admitted and notices issues to the respondents. Members are aware about the importance of this case. This is a peculiar case as Hon’ble CAT had quashed the letter of DOPT telling the MOHFW that CHS officers were not entitled to benefits of NFU and directed the MOHFW to issue a fresh OM but the letter that followed was vague and equivocal which led to filing of contempt petition by DADWA but to no avail. Finally after four rounds of litigation over four years DADWA had to approach Hon’ble High Court of Delhi for remedy. The legal journey was tough and costly but our executive committee knew the strength of our argument and hollowness of DOPT’s argument denying the benefit to us.
This matter also gains importance because if the benefits of 6th PC are lost they may not be considered by the 7th Pay Commission that has been notified already.
Retirement Age: The case is due to come in Sept. but it is learnt that the MOHFW has had some change of heart after arrival of NDA government. DADWA welcomes the move and hopes that the new Union Minister of Health will apply his mind and take a decision that is fair and good for the cadre of service doctors and the citizen. There is no reason that on one hand the Ministry continues to reemploy retired doctors to tide over the crisis and not enhance the retirement age on the other. Besides, it is discriminatory and un-constitutional to retire doctors of different sub-cadres at different ages.
A GBM of DADWA would be convened in Aug 2014 and exact date/venue will be announced in due course. DADWA appeals all members and sympathizers to contribute again to the legal corpus of DADWA to meet the legal expenses. In addition members may come forward and play an active role in these important times. Suggestions/requests may be sent to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org”
-Dr. Vijay Rai, Secretary DADWA
PS: Members are requested to contribute generously to DADWA’s legal corpus through cheques payable to “Delhi Admn. Doctors’ Welfare Association” and send it to the treasurer “Dr. B.K. Dey, 45, Harit Niketan, West Enclave, Pitampura, Delhi -110034” In case of any difficulty he may be contacted on 9999882644.