DHSK does unexpected: Disengages contractual employees even as COVID resurges

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Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) Thursday issued a circular, disengaging all the contractual appointees, who were hired by the department in wake of extraordinary situation that had arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

In a circular, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Director Health Services Kashmir directed all the Chief Medical Officers (CMO), Medical Superintendents and other Territorial offices to ensure that no contractual employee is working at their respective districts from 01-04-2021.

“It is enjoined upon all the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents and
other Terrotarial Offices falling within the jurisdiction of this Directorate that the
employees both (Medical/Para Medical/Nursing Staff) hired by this Department on
contractual basis in view of the extraordinary situation that had arisen due to the spread of Covid-19 Pandemic under different orders purely in pursuance to Govt. Order No.347-(K) HME of 2020 Dated: 28.03.2020 shall deem to have been disengaged from their contractual appointments and from thier respective place of postings forthwith as the tenure of one year stands expired on 31.03.2021 till further orders are received from the higher authorities.”

“All the Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents and other Territorial Offices shall ensure that no contractual employee is working at their respective districts from 01.04.2021 and in the event of non-compliance of instructions, the
concerned CMO/Medical Superintendent and other Territorial Offices will be responsible for litigation(s), if any, held thereafter,” the circular added—(KNO)

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