A meeting of the HP State Veterinary Officers' Association (HPSVOA) on Thursday demanded counting of contractual services of recently regularised veterinary doctors for release of all financial and other benefits, including release of 4 tier time scale and study leave.
This was informed to the media by the HPSVOA president, Dr Sushil Sharma, after the association meeting concluded at Palampur in Kangra.
Sushil said the association demanded urgent steps and funding from the government for upgrading of clinical facilities and equipment in all veterinary hospitals across the state.
He said it was dire need to upgrade the potential veterinary dispensaries to veterinary hospitals so that quality veterinary services could be provided to livestock owners and the ratio of veterinary hospitals and dispensaries in the state, which is the worst in India, could be brought down to an optimum level.
The association also demanded issuing of clear cut guidelines for giving post mortem reports and health certificates in bank loan cases, streamlining work and bringing uniformity in this regard throughout the state.
Sushil said the association also demanded strict adherence to recruitment and promotion rules in all higher placements and promotions in the department and revival of post of joint director (zonal) at Mandi and CEO, livestock development board and full time joint director level officer at Shimla.
He added that the association also demanded training to all veterinary doctors uniformly under continuing veterinary education (CVE) programme to keep them updated on the latest research and advances in the field of veterinary science.