Bhubaneswar, Sept 16 (UNI) The Orissa Veterinary Association (OVA) today threatened that about one thousand veterinary doctors in the state will resign en mass if their demands were not considered by the government.
OVA General Secretary Prashant Kumar Biswal said the veterinary doctors across the state would submit their resignations en masse after serving a month's notice if the government failed to fulfill their demands.
A decision in this regard was taken at an emergency meeting of the working committee of the OVA held here on September 14 last.
The demands included Junior Class one status to the Veterinary doctors and fixing their pay scale at Rs 8000-13,500 at par with the MBBS doctors, increase the retirement age to 60 and remove the anomalies in promotion of doctors.
Mr Biswal said though the fifth pay commission had recommended to fix the pay scale and to provide other facilities at par with the MBBS doctors but the government has ignored the demands of the Veterinary doctors while enhancing the pay scale of the MBBS doctors UNI BD-DP KK AB 1908