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FORDA Appeals to Union Health Minister for “Timely Release” of UPSC Vacancies

New Delhi:The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) has recently penned a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, expressing their concern over the significant scarcity of vacancies released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for regular faculty posts   in certain clinical branches in medical colleges across the country. This scarcity has persisted for an alarming duration of up to four years. The scarcity, which has affected branches including orthopaedics, medicine, surgery, and others, has persisted for an alarming duration of up to four years. FORDA has highlighted that the process of appointing faculty through UPSC plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of medical education and healthcare in India.

FORDA has highlighted that the process of appointing faculty through UPSC plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of medical education and healthcare in India. However, FORDA has noticed that valuable job opportunities seem to be increasingly replaced by contractual and ad hoc practices. This trend is concerning as it could potentially impact the quality of medical education and healthcare services in the country.

In their letter, FORDA has sought the urgent intervention of the Health Minister. They have asked for the initiation of a comprehensive survey to assess the status of vacant seats or those filled on a contractual basis. They have also requested the subsequent release of a seat matrix through UPSC. FORDA believes that this step is imperative not only for the welfare of resident doctors but also for the sustained growth and quality of healthcare institutions. The association awaits a positive response from the Health Minister and hopes for a swift resolution to this pressing issue. In their letter, FORDA has sought the urgent intervention of the Health Minister. They have asked for the initiation of a comprehensive survey to assess the status of vacant seats or those filled on a contractual basis.