Indore: Facing protest from senior faculty members and Madhya Pradesh Medical Teachers’ Association (MPMTA) for sending nine teachers to Khandwa Medical College on deputation, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College Dean Dr Sharad Thora has decided to revoke the order of deputation.
The nine professors and assistant professors have raised protest as their consent was not taken before sending them on deputation. The decision to send them on deputation was taken to ensure that Khandwa Medical College has required strength of teachers when Medical Council of India (MCI) team conducts the inspection of college so that it can get recognition from MCI.
Now that MCI inspection is over, Dr Thora said he will revoke order after consulting his seniors. “As the inspection has been completed, we will call back the faculty members to Indore,” Dr Thora said. Meanwhile, the nine faculty members have returned to Indore after taking leave and waiting for the dean’s orders to revoke the deputation. They fear that they can be posted at Khandwa Medical College.
However, Dr Thora said he can only send them on deputation for six years. The dean denied the claims of MPMTA that nine faculty members sent to Khandwa were not considered by MCI in the head count. He said they were considered as part of Khandwa Medical College faculty.
According to Dr Thora, it is for centre and state government to decide whether the teachers sent on deputation can be considered a part of college faculty. Those who have been sent to Khandwa on deputation include Dr Apoorva Pauranik, Dr Ramsharan Raikwar, Dr Amarjeet Singh Chhabra, Dr Manoj Gupta, Dr Sanjay Dubey, Dr Deepak Bansal, Dr Basant Kumar Nigwal, Dr Monica Verma and Dr Laxman Banodha. The MCI team visited Ratlam Medical College for inspection on Wednesday.