Non-practicising allowance, private practice for govt medical profs

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Mumbai, Jan 2 (UNI) In a move to retain senior and experienced medical professors in state government affiliated medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges and associated hospitals amid intense competition, Maharashtra Government today decided to allow hike in the non-practising allowance and private practice outside the premises.

The decision was taken at the weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh here.

The non-practising allowance will be 35 per cent of the professors' basic pay.

In Nanded, Dhule, Yavatmal, Ambegojai, professors of government medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges will get non-pracitising allowance at the rate of 50 per cent. The Cabinet also approved the expenditure of Rs 6.21 crore which would be incurred.

The government has also decided to allow the medical professors to take up foreign tours for research work. Similarly, they would be allowed foreign study tours on their personal expenses or at the expense of the organisation which has invited them. Concerned departments have been asked to formulate rules.

Similarly, the government has retained powers to re-appoint professors upto the age of 65 and the concerned departments have been authorised to take decisions regarding re-appointment till the age of 62.

The post of professors and associate professors in government medical, dental and ayurvedic colleges have been removed from the jurisdiction of Maharashtra Public Service Commission and will now be filled in through the Selection Board.

The government has also sanctioned Rs 10,000 as medical study allowance every year for professors and associate professors.

For additional classes, Rs 500 allowance would be given. In a month, the amount will not be more than Rs 5000. The Cabinet also sanctioned filling of vacant posts.

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