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Revision of terms and Conditions for engagement of doctors on contract basis in Postal Dispensaries.

Revision of terms and Conditions for engagement of doctors on contract basis in Postal Dispensaries:-

Government of India
Ministry of communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Medical Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg.
New Delhi -l10001
Dated: 30/09/20 l 4


The Chief Postmasters General,
Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand,
Orissa. Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal

Sub: – Revision of terms and Conditions for engagement of doctors on contract basis in Postal Dispensaries.


Revised Terms & conditions for
engagement of Doctors in Postal Dispensaries

In order to provide uninterrupted outdoor medical facilities in the P&T dispensaries, the issue of engaging of contractual doctors in the P&T dispensaries has been revisited. It has been decided that the terms and conditions of engagement of contractual doctors in P&T dispensaries would be governed by provisions similar to, and same rates of remuneration as has been prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for engagement of doctors working on contract basis in the Central Health Service (CHS) Units. 
Accordingly, in supersession of previous orders in this regard, the following terms and  conditions would govern all fresh engagements of contractual doctors in the P&T dispensaries. In those dispensaries where contractual doctors are already employed on the basis of previous terms and conditions etc.. this order would be applicable for the fresh appointment after the term/ existing period ofengagement of the existing contractual doctor is over.
The fresh terms & conditions for recruitment of such contractual doctors are as under:-
a. The Minimum qualification required is of an MBBS Degree. 
b. The age of applicant should not exceed 62 years as on the date of submission of application. 
c. The selected applicant will be entitled to a lump sum payment of Rs. 60,000/- per month. 
d. The appointee will be initially engaged for a period of six months, extendable periodically on a six monthly basis for a period not exceeding a maximum of two years or till the age of 65 years or till the regular incumbent joins, whichever is the earliest. 
e. The selected candidate will be posted in any Postal Dispensary and will be functioning under the control of the Chief Postmaster General of the Circle in which the dispensary is located. 
f. The department can terminate the contract even before the expiry of the fixed term if the services of the medical officer are not found to be satisfactory 
g. The appointee shall perform the duties assigned to him/her. The competent authority reserves the right to assign any duty as and when required. No extra/additional allowance will be admissible in cases of such assignment. 
h. The appointee shall not be entitled to any benefit Provident Fund, Pension, Gratuity, Medical Attendant Treatment, Seniority, Promotion, Housing, etc. or any other benefit available to the Government servants, appointed on regular basis.

i. Non-practicing allowance will not be admissible.

j. The appointee will not have any claim or right for regular appointment to any post under Central Govt. Health Scheme.

k. Only consolidated salary will be admissible. No dearness allowance or any other allowance is admissible to the appointee. 
l. The appointee shallbe on the whole time appointment of the appointing Circle office and shall not accept any other appointment, paid or otherwise and shall not engage himself/ herself in a private practice of any kind during the period of contract. 
m. The appointee is not entitled to any TA forjoining at the place of posting onaccepting appointment. 
n. The applicant shall be allowed one day‘s Casual leave for every 30 days period of service and no encashment will be allowed. The leave due shall be calculated for each short term contract and no carry forward of leaves will be allowed. In case of absence from duty. proportionate deductions will be made from the applicant’s remuneration. 
o. Other conditions of service will be governed by relevant rules and orders issued from time to time. 
p. The Doctor would be recruited through an interview by a Selection Committee after formation of a panel of applicants” by advertisement in local newspapers.
The selection committee shall comprise of Chief PMG as Chairman with local PMG. DPS, the concerned Regional DDG (Medical) and the Local Medical Officer in charge as members.

Yours faithfully

(Trishaljit Sethi)
Deputy Director General (Medical)
Source: http://www.indiapost.gov.in/DOP/Pdf%5CCirculars%5CMedical_Remunaration_email_09102014_pub_upload.pdf

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