Post of HCMS-II taken out of purview of HPSC

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Chandigarh, Nov 21 (UNI) The Haryana Government today decided to take all the posts of Medical Officers (HCMS-II) out of the purview of Haryana Public Service Commission to meet the acute shortage of doctors.

Recruitment of Medical Officers (HCMS-II) would now be made by a committee of Health Department, which would hold interviews on monthly basis and even earlier, if necessary, to recruit MOs on regular basis, the Haryana Cabinet, which met here today under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda decided.

The decision was necessitated by the fact that the present process of recruitment of doctors through Haryana Public Service Commission was very time consuming and resulted in drain of worthy applicants.

On an average, it took about eight months from requisition to final selection. In the meantime, a lot of doctors who could be available for government health institutions take up employment elsewhere and the number of applicants turning up for interviews and finally joining the government job after selection dwindles, the cabinet observed.

The process of recruitment of Medical Officers has been a continuous and on-going process under which applications can be made by eligible officers throughout the year.

However, the system would not apply to the recruitment of dental doctors and Senior Medical Officers (HCMS-I), as the problem of shortage was not acute in these areas.

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