Promotion of employees: Health Dept gives green signal to JPMC

KARACHI: After a five-year gap, Health Department Sindh has directed the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) administration to hold Departmental Promotion Committee meeting for promotion of employees and also issued No-Objection Certificate (NOC) in this regard, sources at JPMC told PPI on Monday.

An administrative official of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) said the health department Sindh has given green signal to JPMC administration for promotion of employees from grade-2 to grade-16. He said hundreds of employees have been waiting for their promotion from last five years as promotion of employees was partially halted after devolution of the institution to Sindh province.

The departmental promotion committee (DPC) will work under the supervision of Additional Secretary Health. The other members are Director JPMC, Deputy Director JPMC and Section Officer. The departmental promotion committee meeting will be held soon to review the promotion cases.

The JPMC management has directed the employees who are waiting for promotion from last five years to submit additional education certificates and other documents within two-days to the Director Office.

The last DPC meeting was held in May 2011; however, as per rules, the DPC meeting should be held every year.

The sources said over 600 posts including posts of Professor, Assistant Professors, doctors, paramedical staff, nurses and other administrative staffers have been lying vacant in hospital for last five year. Moreover, hundreds of employees had already retired from their posts but no recruitment had been made on vacant posts.

Deputy Director Admin & Focal Person Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center Dr Jawaid Jamali, when contacted, said the DPC meeting will be held next week to review promotion cases. He said paramedical staff, supporting and other technical staff, who are waiting for promotions, will get promotion on merit.

He said the hiring on vacant posts will be held after the completion of the promotion process.

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