Direction by DG Social Justice and Empowerment regarding Old age samman

Vide letter no 6450-70/P3/OAP/SJE/2014 dated 09/04/2014, the Director General, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Haryana, issued direction to all the District Social Welfare Officers of Haryana regarding procedure and requirements for old age pension. One of the important direction is that no Social Welfare officer will sent the applicant of Old Age Pension to the team of doctors for age assessment.

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  1. HCMS candidates cheated and deprived of 9 seats in PG courses

    Last counseling for PG admission for session beginning in 2014 was held on 10th July 2014. Information was posted on website www.uhsr.ac.in that counseling for HCMS candidates will be held at 2:30 PM on 10th July 2014 and any vacant seats from HCMS category after counseling will be filled from Open category counseling to be held at 3:00 PM on same day. According to information displayed on website, 9 seats were vacant in HCMS category. About 8-10 candidates of HCMS, who secured below 50% marks, were denied admission on these seats and seats were filled from Open category. When HCMS candidates protested, Director PGI dismissed the plea, citing clause 9 of MCI regulation that only the candidates securing 50 percent or above marks are allowed admission in PG.

    In blatant violation of Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations, 2010 (Part II), vide notification No. MCI.18 (1)/2010-Med/49070 dated 21st December 2010 published on 27th December 2010, applicable from the academic year commencing from 2013-2014, UHSR has brought incalculable harm to HCMS community as under-

    1. Whereas MCI recommends 50th percentile as eligibility cutoff, counseling committee considered 50 percent as cutoff.
    2. The relevant regulation was not published in the prospectus for information of HCMS candidates. Thus eligible candidates, who might have served in remote/difficult areas, could not get due benefit of their service. Why would a doctor in HCMS serve in difficult/remote areas when she/he is denied the due benefit of serving in remote/difficult area? The decision of Hon. High court of Punjab and Haryana in case of Jasvir vs State of Punjab, CWP No.15960 of 2013 (O&M) is a yardstick.
    3. Tentative merit list of candidates applied for admission to Postgraduate MD/MS, PG Diploma courses against HCMS category seats listed on website included candidates securing below 50% marks and did not mention that such candidates are not eligible. Further, the regulation of MCI was never displayed or communicated at any stage / round of counseling to HCMS candidates causing loss of time and money as well as inconvenience to such candidates.

    I urge HCMS association to take up this matter with appropriate authority so that HCMS doctors are not deprived of their due benefit of serving the state.