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ISRT demands amendment in Recruitment Rule of Radiographers in ESIC

ISRT demands amendment in Recruitment Rule of Radiographers in ESIC
Delegation meets Sri Bandaru Dattatraya, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment

        As a part of addressing the genuine concern of the member groups, especially that of the marginalized one and those who have not been supported by other service organizations, ISRT had an initiative to rectify the issues faced by ESIC Radiographers in India particularly in the anomalies in Recruitment Rule. Though the professionals recruited to various public sector hospitals are having degree and masters in the Radiography, many of the central government hospitals has set the academic qualification as 10 th standard instead of the actual 10+2  in Science Subjects including that of ESIC. This anomaly fuelled much neglect towards Radiographers in assuring due pay scales and promotional avenues. Also, it paved the way of entry of unqualified persons in Government service.     
         The General Secretary Mr. Suresh Malayath, Mr. K J Daniel, NEC Member, Mr. Susovan Pan, Eastern Regional Co coordinator & Radiographer, ESIC MCH, Kolkatta had an appointment with Union Labour Minister on 03-08-2015 in his office situated at Shram Shakti Bhavan, Rafi Marg in New Delhi,   followed by a discussion with Mr. Deepak Kumar, Director General of ESIC,  a senior IAS officer as per the direction from Honourable Minister on very next day. The team of delegation got a very positive sign from both offices and a wonderful experience on meetings - Mr. Susovan Pan told ALARA. There are more than 200 Radiographers working under ESIC in various parts of country, which constitutes more than the number of Radiographers working in the central Government hospitals coming directly under Ministry of Health. But, the issues faced by ESIC Radiographers are unaddressed and the legitimate interests were not protected, so far. This is the first time a National professional organization taking care of ESIC Radiographers and all are hopeful on ISRT. Mr. Susovan Pan added.   
 
      It is learnt from the credible sources that ESIC is planning to provide all diagnostic services in all its dispensaries including x ray facilities. A board meeting of ESIC held on 7 th August in the chair of Union labour Minister has approved the proposal in principle. In addition to that, Government of India plans to make ESIC coverage to the unorganized sector including Auto drivers and construction workers, which will make the ESIC scheme as world’s largest social security concern under Government. The installation of x ray facility will open plenty of job opportunities to young Radiography professionals in ESIC. The efforts made by ISRT to amend the recruitment rule are believed to have greater relevance in this back drop.    

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