AAPSU welcomes decision on transfer, appointment of health officers

ITANAGAR, Sep 24: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has welcomed the state government’s decision to appoint, transfer and post deputy directors and DMOs in the health & family welfare department based on the civil seniority list of APHS doctors as notified vide Gazette Notification No MEST-2016/55 of 8 May, 2017.
The union termed the government’s decision “historic in many ways, which shall go a long way in streamlining the health department in the state and also prevent out-of-turn appointment of deputy directors and DMOs.
“The prevalent practice of pick and choose basis in the appointment whereby junior officers supersedes the senior in the health department have cause dissensions among the serving senior doctors and which is reflected in the overall performance of the department. The union expects that with the insubordination of senior by junior likely to be put into moratorium by the notification, the work culture in the department is expected to reach new height,” it said in a release on Monday evening.
The AAPSU suggested that the state government introduce such system in the education department, as well, citing its observation that “many junior teachers are serving as DDSEs, principals, vice-principals, etc, in out of turn appointment, thereby affecting the very morale of the department.”