Bhopal: Med Teachers’ Assn protests govt’s proposed bill to form authority for med colleges

Bhopal: Opposing the government’s move for formation of an authority to oversee the running of the six medical colleges and the upcoming colleges in the state, Madhya Pradesh Medical Teachers’ Association held a protest against the government on Wednesday.

The government is all set to table the bill for formation of this authority but the move was opposed in Gandhi Medical College. Not only doctors but also the students of the college, staff and faculty members joined the protest against the bill.

The protesters burnt copies of the format of the authority threatening to go for mass resignation if the idea was not withdrawn. Dr Sanjiv Gaur, president of the association said the government colleges were running well as per the MCI norms but still the government wanted to ruin careers.

“What is the need of a separate authority which will then decide our salaries, fees and transfers when everything is being managed so well?” he asked.

Students who were among the protesters said the present fee might be hiked if new system came into force while the degrees might also be derecognised by MCI. The class three and four employees also joined the protest as they feel their transfer policies will be renewed and the new authority will make decisions over it.

The association feared shortage of faculty members and doctors under the new system which would affect the entire medical system, said Gaur adding the association would not relent until the government dropped the idea of the bill.

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