The Government of Uttar Pradesh has given go ahead on Tuesday for appointment of retired professors of government medical colleges on contract basis to meet the shortage of senior teachers for upcoming super-specialty blocks in four hospitals.
The teachers will be appointed at the under construction paediatrics hospital at BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur and the Super Speciality Cancer Hospital in Lucknow on a monthly remuneration of Rs 2.30 lakh which is equivalent to that of AIIMS.
The super speciality blocks are to be established at four medical colleges in Gorakhpur, Meerut, Jhansi and Allahabad under the Prime Minister Swastha Suraksha Yojana. In addition to that an indoor patient facility is also proposed at the Super Speciality Cancer Hospital at CG City in Lucknow this year.
A 500-bed paediatric hospital is being established at the BRD Medical College to cater to encephalitis-affected regions of Purvanchal and Terai.
The proposal was made considering that medical teachers in Uttar Pradesh retire at the age of 65 while the Medical Council of India allows 70 years as the retirement age.
In an another significant decision, the proposal to implement 7th Pay Commission benefits for employees of Industrial Development Authorities in the state from January 1, 2016, was also cleared.