DADWA message update July 1, 2016
DADWA Greets and Congratulates all its members and doctors all over India on the occasion of Doctors’ Day!
Entire nation today remembers Dr. B.C. Roy and his achievements while members of the medical profession celebrate this as a National Day. Doctor’s Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991 to be recognized and celebrated every year on 1 of July as National Doctors day in recognition of the contribution of the famous physician and freedom fighter Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was an Indian National Congress leader and became the Chief Minister of the West Bengal and left for his heavenly abode on 1 of July in 1962, after 80 years of his great service to the nation. He was bestowed the prestigious “Bharat Ratna” in 1961.
It is ironical that the long awaited recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission Report have in fact reduced the NPA and delinked it from basic salary for purpose of HRA. NPA as a special pay has been a matter of pride for all service doctors from the junior most to the senior most and has been a part of basic under the fundamental rules.
This has reduced the positivity generated after the announcement by the Prime Minister of India to increase retirement age of service doctors uniformly to 65 years w.e.f. 31-5-2016 in Central Health Service.
The Govt. of Delhi under the leadership of its CM Sh. Arvind Kejriwal and HM Sh. Satyendra Jain has so far declined to endorse GOI order leaving several senior officers of DHS who have retired on 31st May and 30th June in a state of uncertainty. It has also not cleared its stand so far on recommendations of the 7th PC leaving everyone to guess whether they would use the medical fraternity as pawns in their political game! One senior officer retiring on 30-6-16 had gone to CAT and obtained a stay till next date of hearing.
The political vendetta against the doctors has gone further that the Delhi Government has terminated the services of two Junior Resident doctors on some alleged wrong blood transfusion reportedly without proper inquiry and suspended one doctor in Narela Hospital for alleged delay in payment of salary of some sanitation staff. It is a clear message that they are willing to please their vote-banks at the cost of the doctors who have been serving irrespective of which political party rules Delhi. It is apparent that the Delhi Govt. and its cronies are trying to take away the celebration out of the Doctors’ Day today but they seem to misunderstand the mind of the majority.
DADWA has been informed by service doctors of all hues that they are all proud to be members of this noble profession and that they are receiving congratulatory messages from their patients and families that they have served. DADWA salutes them all and joins them in celebrating our profession. It also urges all its members to stand united and face the challenge posed by the vindictive actions of Delhi Government who has served a notice for recovery of TA of senior officers despite a stay granted by CAT. DADWA stands by its members and vows to fight such dictatorial orders. It also condemns the actions of Delhi Govt. aimed at targeting and intimidating the service doctors.
LONG LIVE DOCTORS UNITY!
- Secretary DADWA (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
PS: Please do contribute to DADWA’s legal corpus and support your own cause. Send cheques payable to “Delhi Admn. Doctors’ Welfare Association” to our treasurer “Dr. B.K. Dey, 45, HaritNiketan, West Enclave, Pitampura, Delhi -110034” contact no.9999882644