Seniority and credibility for selection of new Director Health Services Kashmir/Jammu is must : DAK | KNO

Will protest if non-medico bureaucrat is selected as Director.
Seniority and credibility for selection of new Director Health Services Kashmir/Jammu is must : DAK | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar ,12 Sep (KNO) : Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today on Thursday demanded that the Government must strictly follow the laid down procedure and guidelines while making selection of new Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) and Director Health Services Jammu.

Even for the interim arrangement , seniority, credibility and other aspects prescribed under set rules and regulations should be strictly followed. Appointment of Directors for Jammu and kashmir health services is not only a crucial administrative requirement, but is also a procedural requirement that has to be full filled said president DAK Dr Suhail Naik. The process of selection should include selection of five senior most persons with utmost seniority and credibility to face the selection Commitee.

The contest to coveted post must be open and fair and that would bring transparency and openness in the selection process Dr Naik added. General Secretary DAK , Dr Owais H Dar said, a team of experts in the field should assess the eligible candidates and choose the best.”He said instead, the whole selection process is kept hidden and secret, which is unfair, non-transparent and thus manipulative.

This paves the way for picking up a favourite, thereby blocking the opportunities of aspirants who are not even considered for the posts. Dr Mohd Ashraf, vice President DAK has further demanded that only a medical doctor should be appointed as director health as appointment of non medico bureaucrat will derail the Health department. Doctors bodies across the state including DAK, DAJ, CVDA, SDSJK and Ladakh Doctors Associations have unanimously decided to protest, if a bureaucrat with zero experience in health department is appointed as director for either jammu and kashmir health services.

The meeting was attended by Dr Suhail Naik, Dr Mohd Ashraf Shah, Dr Imteyaz Banday, Dr Masood Hassan, Dr Mirzada Bilal, Dr Bilal Beigh, Dr Ajaz, Dr Basharat, Dr Firdous Masoodi, Dr Naseer tak, Dr Farooq Beigh and others, apart from Dr Mohd Yusuf Tak who is Convenor for Jammu and kashmir Doctors Coordination committee (JKDCC)