Talks between Karnataka Government, doctors fail

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Bangalore, Sep 29 (ANI): The stalemate between the Karnataka overnment and doctors over salary hike shows no sign of ending, s a meeting held here on Tuesday ended without any significant olution.

The doctors have been demanding incentives suitable to their rofession, parity in pay scale, regularising the services of octors appointed on contract, banning all future appointments of octors on contract, and time-bound promotions, which the overnment refused to accept.

"If the Government does not accept our demand, we will not come o work from October 15," said H.N. Ravindra President of the arnataka Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA).ccording to reports, doctors have turned down Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's appeal to wait till October 4 for a decision on the issue.

It is also reported that around 3,800 doctors, who are upset with he State Government for not meeting their demands, will submit heir resignations as a group to the Principal Secretary (Health nd Family Welfare) I R Perumal.

Government doctors at the beginners level get a monthly pay of s. 18,500, which the Association has demanded to be raised to at east Rs. 35,000, in negotiations the Government has offered a ay hike ranging between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 8,000.

The Association is still adamant with their demands and has set ctober 14 as the deadline for the Government to accept its emand. (ANI)

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