Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on March 2nd, 2020, said that the doctors of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) will not be able to do practise in private hospitals and in their own chambers at home from now onwards.
Speaking at the ongoing Budget Session of the state Assembly, the minister said, “We are going to ban the private practice of the doctors of the GMCH from April 15th, 2020.”
He further informed that the doctors will get salaries and other amenities at par with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. “It will be implemented in other medical colleges of the state also,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sarma, who is also the Education Minister, informed the house today that the government will bring a ‘special law’ for the transfer and appointment policy of the teachers in the state.
Replying to a query of West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita in the ongoing budget session of the state assembly, the minister said that the government will soon implement Teacher Accountability Commission (TAC).
The minister also informed that it is mandatory for the teachers to serve for at least 10 years in the school where he is posted first. “After serving the mandatory period in the first place of posting, the teachers can apply online for transfer to one’s home district,” he added.
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