Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh state secretariat of CPIM has condemned the health department of the state for allegedly bending rules for selection of post-graduate students for both IGMC Shimla and Tanda medical collage.
“The government has changed the criteria/roaster for filling the PG seats to benefit a minister it is learnt,” Tikender Singh Panwar, member, state CPIM secretariat claimed.
The CPIM has stated that the change in the policy though challenged by HMOA (Himachal Medical officers Association) in the HP high court, utterly goes against the basic sprit of health services and NRHM (National Rural Health Mission), the premier head under which the money flows down (though meager) for the health services in the state. Though the emphasis laid to serve the rural countryside because of which reservation is awarded for them in different departments. “But under the new policy, the reservation has been generalized, which means that the particular departments will not follow the roaster and a general merit would guide the admission process,” the CPIM has stated. The party has termed the move unconstitutional, reasoning that the constitutional validation of 12% for SCs and 7% for STs has also been generalized.
The CPIM has stated this would create a feeling of not serving the rural courtryside by the MBBS passouts as they would prefer to prepare for the PG entrance examinations. The CPIM has pointed out that rules should not be changed arbitrarily just to benefit a better few.