HC to government: strive to advertise safe positions in a timely manner, fill vacant positions in medical colleges | Allahabad News

Prayagraj: The Allahabad High Court has ordered the government of Uttar Pradesh to make sincere efforts to ensure that top positions are posted in a timely manner in all medical schools in the state and that vacancies are filled quickly, as this directly affects the teaching of students.
Having a written request filed by Dr Yasmeen Usmani, Judge Alok Mathur further ordered that a copy of this order be communicated to the Principal Secretary for Medical Education of the Government of Uttar Pradesh by the Permanent Counsel. in chief, representing the government of the state.
The petitioner is a professor in the diagnostic radiology department of Shaikh-Ul-Hind Maulana Mahmood Hasan Medical College, Saharanpur. By a state government order dated August 24, 2021, she was made to perform four days a week duties at Meerut Medical School while the remaining two days she was to work in Saharanpur.
She challenged the said order in the High Court, where her lawyer argued that a stinging situation had arisen due to the fact that between the two medical schools, the applicant was the only professor in the department of radio diagnostics. Therefore, due to a severe shortage of vacancies for specialists in the field of radio diagnostics, the petitioner’s services were divided in the two medical faculties. It has been argued that the petitioner being female, therefore driving 150 km twice a week, is a heavy burden and therefore requested that she be allowed to resume and continue her services at Meerut Medical School.
However, the state attorney supported the aforementioned order stating that the same was done in the public interest as well as in the interest of patients and, therefore, she is the only professor in the department of radio diagnosis, which is why she was invited to perform the duties for four days a week in Meerut and two days in Saharanpur.
Disposing of the petition, the court ordered the petitioner to make a new representation before the Principal Secretary, Medical Education, UP Government, within two weeks, which will be reviewed and decided according to law as soon as possible within four weeks thereafter and communicate the decision to the applicant. However, while adopting the above guidelines in its Dec. 20 order, the court took serious note of the vacancies in state medical schools, observing: There is an acute shortage of senior staff, including the post of professor in the department of radio diagnostics, which led to the adoption of the above-mentioned decree.

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