The Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS) has written to the state Health Minister, demanding the replacement of the current Chief Executive Officer.
In a four-page letter, the GMERS Faculty Association has held the CEO, Mr Bipin Nayak responsible for complete mismanagement and inability to redress grievances.
The association has alleged that Mr Nayak has been turning a deaf ear to their requests for resolving pending issues. The issues flagged in the letter include non-payment of Provident Fund and Higher pay scale with the implementation of 7th pay grade despite the government’s order of May 16, 2021, for college teachers. Despite the circular, the Non-Private Practice allowance granted to teachers in medical colleges has not been paid as per the 7th Pay Commission. They are deprived of departmental promotion and career advancement schemes.
The letter also mentions that even after confirmation as full-time faculty for 22 months, 24 faculty members are been paid according to the old salary structure. Teachers have complained that they have to run from pillar to post to avail arrears of Dearness allowance. The association said that instead of attending to their issues, the CEO asks them to approach the state government.
“If this continues, we will have to run around even to get our salaries from the government. There is utter mismanagement at all levels and none of our issues has been resolved. We have demanded that the CEO be replaced soon,” said secretary Bhavesh Dalwadi, a teacher at GMERS Gotri in Vadodara.
When contacted, Nayak refuted all allegations and said that due representation has been made to the concerned department. “All their issues and grievances have been submitted to Additional Chief Secretary Manoj Aggarwal who is also chairman of GMERS. Many of their issues have also been solved,” he claimed.