Message Flash Feb 24, 2014
DADWA’s SLP Reg. Retirement Age of Service Doctors came for hearing today in the regular bench of Supreme Court of India in court no. 4. The MOHFW informed the court that it had filed its counter today and sought another date. Hon’ble Court granted one final opportunity taking cognizance to DADWA’s objection that MOHFW was delaying while doctors were retiring.
DADWA appeals to all members that we should seek a rational and logical solution from the Govt. that is a model employer. CHS members should refrain from calculating partisan short-term gains and instead seek long term gains aimed to benefit all members of CHS whether young or old.
Message Update: Feb 2, 2013
1. Supreme Court SLP Reg. Retirement Age of Service Doctors:
MOHFW did it again! DADWA’s SLP came up before Court of Registrar Supreme Court on 30-1-2014. As expected, MOHFW failed to file its counter to this SLP despite this being the last opportunity to do so after it requested the Registrar to do so. The counsel for MOHFW could not give reason for failure to do so during the grace period despite the last order of the court a month back. Out advocate opposed their request stating that doctors were retiring each month and delay was working against the interest of his clients. The court dismissed the request of MOHFW and forwarded our case to a bench of Supreme Court for hearing on a date to be notified.
Prior to this, speculations were rife that MOHFW is going to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62. Some members had expressed apprehension whether this SLP would prevent government from increasing the retirement age. These are rumours and it is the other way round. With this SLP Government can easily go ahead and the grounds are clearly stated in our petition. It the Govt. agrees the petition will automatically would become infructuous. if it doesn’t agree then Govt. will have to justify so though its counter. We hope Govt. has nothing against out petition which is very carefully and fairly drafted by out advocate. A favourable response of Govt. will only strengthen its hands and will be in public interest. But then there are hawks within the system that Hon’ble Union Minister of Health will have to identify and weed out in case he really wants the benefit to accrue to a vast majority of our retiring doctors.
2. The writ petition for NFU to HAG is ready and will be filed shortly in this month and members will be notified. Here also we are told that we have a good case before Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.
3. It is reliably learnt that MOHFW has withdrawn the promotion of some doctors from CMO to CMO (NGSG) because they had opted for DHS and that they were not part of CHS any more. We feel this is unfair as the CHS was holding their dossiers at the time of promotion which were approved by the competent authority. In case they so decide DADWA will arrange for legal advice for them through our experienced counsel.
4. The Modern Abhimanyoo: Government of Aam Admi Party led by Sh. Arvind Kejriwal Hon’ble CM recently took the city by storm by braving the biting cold to take on the police and home department. They took the plunge but retreated later. The modern ‘Abhimanoos’ should know when to get into a ‘Chakrvyooh’ and how to move and then how to get out. But each of such effort should yield some benefits or gains. Just wearing a white cap saying “Main Aam Admi Hoon” is not enough and listening to each every complaint is not required. But yes each every suggestion should be heard and acted upon if found useful. Instead of painting all policemen, all PWD engineers and all civil servants black, there should be seven brushes and seven colours to paint different people differently! The picture will look better and clearer despite having same content.
Hope someone other than our members is also reading this blog ...
-Dr. Vijay Rai, Secretary DADWA
a. CAT order in HAG case has been made available in the download section of this website for our members to see. We are going to file an appeal in Delhi High Court in this case shortly.
b. Members may contribute to DADWA’s legal corpus by cheque 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” (Mobile-9999882644)