Chandigarh, Could 27
Ousted Well being Minister Dr Vijay Singla in connivance with division officers allegedly threw guidelines to the wind when it got here to appointing well being officers to key posts.
- On April 29, Director, Well being Companies, appointed Dr Ranjit Singh Rai, medical officer, as Civil Surgeon of Mansa
- Civil Surgeon is appointed from a pool of Deputy Administrators. A medical officer isn’t appointed to the submit
- Additionally, a junior officer was appointed because the Civil Surgeon of Hoshiarpur. The transfer was strongly opposed by native workers
The sooner orders (on Dr Rai’s appointment) have been revised. — Dr GB Singh, Director, Well being providers
Bypassing seniority and repair guidelines, Director, Well being Companies, Dr GB Singh, by way of an order issued on April 29, appointed Dr Ranjit Singh Rai, medical officer (an entry stage submit), because the Civil Surgeon of Mansa, the house district of the ousted minister.
A Civil Surgeon is appointed from amongst a pool of Deputy Administrators. If no Deputy Director is offered, a senior medical officer is given the short-term cost. A medical officer isn’t appointed as Civil Surgeon, which is equal to the submit of Deputy Director.
All this occurred regardless of the actual fact numerous medical doctors senior to Dr Rai had been out there for posting in Mansa. Equally, a junior officer was appointed because the Civil Surgeon, Hoshiarpur. The transfer was opposed by native workers.
Earlier, Singla had allegedly tried to disregard seniority whereas appointing Director, Household Welfare, however the plans had been thwarted.
Dr Rai confirmed he was posted as a medical officer, however claimed he had officiated at numerous senior positions previously. Dr GB Singh stated the sooner orders had been revised, however failed to answer the justification behind appointing the medical officer to the submit of Civil Surgeon.