Advertisement
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Kerala: Govt Doctors Go On Hunger Strike Anomalies in Pay Revision

Government college doctors demand the state government rectify anomalies in the pay revision of the college lecturers

Kerala: Govt Doctors Go On Hunger Strike Anomalies in Pay Revision
Representational Image | PTI
Kerala: Govt Doctors Go On Hunger Strike Anomalies in Pay Revision
outlookindia.com
2021-02-05T20:16:17+05:30

Demanding rectification in anomalies in the pay revision of lecturers from the state government, a section of a government medical college doctors staged a hunger strike in Kerala. 

The strike was led by Kerala Government Medical College Teachers Association (KGMCTA) and Kerala Government Postgraduate Medical Teachers Association (KGPMTA), the doctors staged the relay hunger strike for a whole day. 

"Medical college teachers are fighting for the dignity of their profession. The doctors have been at the forefront of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. As responsible healthcare professionals, we are staging the protest without causing inconvenience to the public. Our demand is to provide arrears from January 1, 2016," president of the Ernakulam unit of the KGMCTA Dr Unmesh told reporters.

KGMCTA called for the strike alleging that the government had not given any assurance on providing arrears while implementing pay revision.

The pay revision, which was due in 2016, was done only in 2020 and the government had assured that the wage revision would have a retrospective effect from January 1, 2016. But, it had not given any commitment on arrears, KGMCTA said in a press release.

The anomalies were in the pay structure of entry cadre doctors, resulting in a shortfall of around Rs 15,000 for those who joined service after 2016, it said.

With PTI Inputs

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement