Srinagar: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir apart from establishing a robust healthcare delivery system also focuses on effective human resource management being vital for efficacious health care is provided to public across J&K.
During the period of COVID-19 pandemic when everything in the country came to standstill, it was health system and its dedicated staff members along with front line workers which worked round the clock to provide all possible assistance to patients affected with virus.
With the constant and dedicated duties during the pandemic, the morale of the staff members like Medical, paramedical, technical, ministerial and other allied supportive staff, had to be encouraged. The timely resolution of service issues of these employees with regard to career progressions/ promotions, among others was need of the hour.
In the backdrop of this, an underlying issue regarding non-availability of updated Service Recruitment Rules of J&K Health & Family Welfare (Subordinate) Service, which obstructed the existing staff members from their rights to avail promotions from the last more than 03 decades, has been resolved on fast track basis.
This initiative paved the way towards removal of stagnation of staff members (Ministerial/Para-medics) and also introduced a new series of academic and technical qualifications in the updated Recruitment Rules.
The updated cadre strength of existing categories of employees along with newly created/ upgraded posts will definitely prove a step forward towards employment generation as well as career progression for all such in-service manpower whose morale was low due to undefined career progression in the old Recruitment Rules.
With the issuance of these Rules, the Health & Medical Education Department has been able to clear promotions of 1093 posts of in-service employees belonging to different categories within a record spell of one month.
The process of conducting Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) for the purpose will continue till the backlog position is cleared. Besides, regular DPCs are also being conducted concurrently in other subordinate wings of the H&ME Department like Government Medical Colleges of J&K, Government Dental Colleges and Department of Ayush.
The H&ME Department extends best wishes to all such employees who have been recently promoted/regularized including those whose cases are being considered by the Department on priority for assuming new positions with higher responsibilities and will ensure that desired level of expectations are achieved towards the delivery of better health care services