Punjab doctor unions reject 6th Pay Commission report

Punjab doctor unions reject 6th Pay Commission report

Chandigarh/Bathinda, June 19

The PCMS Association, Punjab, today rejected the 6th Pay Commission report implemented by the Punjab Government, terming it “anti-employee and anti-doctor”.

Negligible increase

By decreasing the non-practicing allowance and delinking it from the basic pay, there is either a decrease or negligible increase in pay. Dr Gagandeep Moga, President, PCMS body

Association president Dr Gagandeep Singh Moga said the government was making false claims about increasing the salary substantially.

The pay commission was supposed to look into inflation and its effect on employees and propose appropriate measures to compensate them, but it had failed to look into the interests of government doctors, said Moga.

The decision would have an adverse impact on pension benefits, with a 20 per cut. “This will adversely affect the government health services as many doctors will take premature retirement and new doctors will be reluctant to join as a result of which, people will suffer.”

Punjab Ayurvedic Medical Services Association (PAMSA) president Dr Sanjiv Pathak too condemned the report, saying: “The implementation will have an adverse impact on the perks of doctors, including those practising Ayurveda.”— TNS

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