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Jr doctors to get slashed pay cheque

JUNIOR DOCTORS would lose salary for the period of the present and past two strikes in November 2005, even though they have called off their strike. The King George?s Medical University administration has decided to cut salary under the ?no work, no pay? policy for the strike period.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 01:14 IST

JUNIOR DOCTORS would lose salary for the period of the present and past two strikes in November 2005, even though they have called off their strike. The King George’s Medical University administration has decided to cut salary under the ‘no work, no pay’ policy for the strike period.

The policy was decided in an agreement between the varsity administration and the Resident Doctors’ Association, when the residents had gone on strike in November 2005. They had agreed that no strike would be held in future without a 72-hour notice and if they do so, salary for the period of strike may be deducted.

Three circulars were issued today from the office of the registrar. One demanded the names of residents on strike in 2005 and January 2006 from all heads of departments. A second office order was issued stating that the salary for the period of strike would be deducted and the days of strike would be deemed as absent in the period of internship of residents.

The third circular was for a closure of academic activities sine die at KGMU and UP King George’s University of Dental Sciences.

The KGMU administration is hoping to restart studies soon but is not very sure about when that would happen. “We have decided to eliminate bad elements from the campus to ensure smooth functioning in the future. Attempts are being made to start academic activities in a week but how long it would take we are not sure,” Vice-Chancellor Mahendra Bhandari admitted.

Meanwhile, it’s a the first time in its 100-year history that King George’s Medical University administration closed studies sine die. The last closure of academics sine die that happened in the city was at Lucknow University in January 2001.

Interestingly, that closure was also due to the junior doctors of KGMU who were accused of medical negligence in treating a LU student, who sustained bullet injuries on January 20, 2001.