May 27, 2016

Seventh Pay Commission: Doctors in govt hospitals go on strike, demand 'better increment'

New Delhi, May 26: Unhappy with the increment proposal by the Seventh pay Commission, resident doctors of all the government hospitals in Delhi, went for a strike on Thursday. 

 Reportedly they are peeved with the recommendations of pay commission and demanding increase in their salaries and allowances. Doctors have also threatened to go on an indefinite strike from June 1 if their demands are not fulfilled.

 Reportedly, the doctors will also hold a protest march from Lady Hardinge Medical College at 1 pm. One of the doctors was quoted as saying, "If the changes like reducing Non Practicing Allowance from 25 to 20 per cent are not reverted, doctors across the country may go on an indefinite strike from June 1". The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA), an umbrella organisation of 15,000 resident doctors across 41 government hospitals in the national capital, has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to revise the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which they termed were "particularly discriminating to doctors". 
Source- OneIndia news

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