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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

 

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY WELFARE

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2021

TO BE ANSWERED ON 07.12.2007

Strength of Doctors in the CGHS

2021.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) the sanctioned and actual strength of doctors in the Central Government Health Service, as on 1st December, 2007, cadre-wise;

(b)the reasons for shortage in cases where the gap between the sanctioned and actual strength is more than 5 per cent; and

(c)the steps proposed to achieve cent per cent availability of doctors so as to ensure that health services in the country do not suffer?

ANSWER 

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(DR. ANBUMANI RAMADOSS)
  

(a) The cadre-wise strength of four sub-cadres of Central Health Service (CHS) is as under:-

            Sl.No.         Sub-cadre                                                Sanctioned               Filled
            1.                Non-Teaching                                             775                           614
            2.                Teaching                                                      769                           549
            3.                General Duty Medical Officer                    3098                         2438
            4.                Public-Health                                               78                             53
(b) (i) During 2001 to 2005, there was no recruitment as per instructions of Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) in terms of which without prior approval of Screening Committee no direct recruitment could be made.
     (ii) Further, the requirement for getting the verification of character and antecedent verified before the issue of offer of appointment was also responsible in considerable delay in filling up of vacant posts.
(c) (i) In the year 2005 the Cabinet had exempted the medical posts from the purview of Screening Committee.  Thereafter, requisitions were sent to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to fill up the vacant posts and the posts are now being filled.
    (ii) With the approval of Committee of Secretaries, provisional offers of appointment are now being issued to the recommended candidates pending verification of their character and antecedents to avoid delay in recruitment.

     (iii) To tide-over the shortage, contractual appointments are also being  resorted to where posts could not be filled on regular basis.