Rajasthan government decision to make medical officers equivalent to the medical teachers forced 500 teachers at the Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh College to quit. These teachers quit to demonstrate their protest against the Rajasthan's government decision.
According to the faculty members, the Rajasthan government on March 7 introduced a lateral entry into the teaching line and they are fooling the people by using the word equivalent for the same.
According to the reports Dr Dhananjai Agarwal, RMCTA secretary said "medical officers are not qualified to teach students in medical colleges as they perform non-teaching duties. He said the government requires teachers from SMS Medical College and various other colleges to be served as faculty members in the eight upcoming institutes and replace them with medical officers."
New and upcoming institutes
Vasundra Raje's government is coming up with the new institutions in:
The academic session is expected to start from 2017-18. Further Dr. Agarwal added " if these medical officers are deployed in the new colleges and made equivalent to medical teachers, then Medical Council of India will cancel the affiliation."
"If eligibility and experience of these medical officers are made 'equivalent' to medical teachers and seen from the perspective of MCI guidelines, then things would become very clear whether this decision is right or not. We have demanded that the government withdraw this order and if it does not then it must accept our resignations from Thursday'', he said.