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RMOs cannot be treated at par with PCMS doctors: HC

chandigarh Updated: Jul 25, 2013 16:34 IST
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Upholding Punjab government rules, Punjab and Haryana high court makes it clear that Rural Medical Officers (RMOs) cannot be treated at par with PCMS doctors for 60 per cent in-service quota in PG courses.

The Punjab and Haryana high court has earlier directed the Punjab chief secretary to hold a meeting with the officers concerned to resolve the issue of rural medical officers (RMOs) working with zila parishads seeking parity with Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) doctors for availing 60% in-service quota in admission to post-graduation courses.

The directions came during the resumed hearing of a bunch of petitions filed by RMOs, challenging the high court's single-judge order whereby their prayer was dismissed on May 22.

The petitioners submitted that their salary was the same as that of PCMS doctors and since the state government had pervasive control over zila parishads, the petitioners should be considered as state government employees, permitting them to compete with PCMS doctors for 60% seats for in-service candidates in PG courses.