Pvt practice plan cut short
THE UP King George’s University of Dental Sciences (UPKGUDS) executive council on Saturday rejected the plea of four faculty members who wanted to join private dental colleges.
Dr RK Singh of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department sought leave without pay (LWP) for three years and assistant professor Dr US Pal for two years to join the Sardar Patel Dental Institute.
Dr Sanjeev Kumar Srivastava sought extraordinary leave. Their pleas were rejected.
Dr Mohit Kumar of the Operative Dentistry Department submitted his resignation letter dated July 15, 2006, but the council decided that he could leave only at the cost of three months’ salary.
However, the plea of Dr Renu Wadhwani, lecturer in Oral and Dental Pathology, who submitted a resignation letter dated March 28, 2006, was approved.
Another senior faculty member Dr AP Tikku has sought permission to contest the mayoral election. Leave rules for teachers spell out the terms for membership of Parliament or legislature, but are silent on the issue of mayoral election. The EC decided to grant him permission after a discussion.
The EC set up a committee on the matter of promotion to Dr Nand Lal, Dr Divya Malhotra and Dr GK Singh.
The EC approved the proposal to appoint Varun Gupta to train teachers in the Ayurvedic technique of maintaining healthy teeth. Gupta is associated with the Arogya Dham of the JRD TATA Foundation and is an expert in the oral maxillofacial technique in Ayurveda.
Moreover, Dr Chandrawati’s name has been included in an inquiry committee set up to probe the allegation of sexual harassment made by a resident doctor against a senior faculty member.