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He​​alth and Family Welfare Secretariat

Time-bound promotion to the Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers in the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

PREAMBLE

Government have been considering the question of providing adequate promotional opportunities to the doctors, in the cadre of Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers, in the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, in order to improve the efficiency of the department by providing proper motivation to them to evince greater interest in their work.  The Karnataka Government Medical Officers Association has also been requesting to provide such opportunities.

G​​OVERNMENT ORDER NO. HFW 222 MSS 90, BANGALORE DATED 19TH JULY 1991

            Accordingly, Government are pleased to introduce a Scheme of time-bound promotion for the aforesaid doctors subject to the provisions of this order.

            Under this scheme, the existing cadres mentikoned in column 2 of the statement below shall be redesignated as mentioned in column 3 thereof:-

Sl NoExisting designation of the cadreNew designation of the cadre
1Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health OfficerGeneral Duty Medical Officer
2Deputy SurgeonSenior Medical Officer/Specialist
3Surgeon/DHO etcDeputy Chief Medical Officer/Senior Specialist (This new designation shall not apply to posts designated as District Health and Family Welfare Officer and District Surgeon).

 

3. General Duty Medical Officers:

(i) Under this scheme, the Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers with less than six years of service will be called as General Duty Medical Officer.  They will continue on the existing scale of pay of Rs. 2200-50-2300-75-2900-90-3350-100-3950-120-1070.

(ii) Senior Medical Officers/Specialists:-

The Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers (redesignated as General Duty Medical Officers) who have completed six years of service will be promoted as Senior Medical Officers/Specialists, as the case may be, subject to the conditions stipulated in this order, the latter (Specialist) being those who possess a Post Graduate qualification and the former (Senior Medical Officer) being those who do not possess a post-graduate qualification.  They shall be on the scale of pay of Rs. 2450-75-2900-90-100-3950-120-4190.

(iii) Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists:

The Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers who have completed 13 years of service including the service in the cadre of Deputy Surgeon, will be promoted as Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists as the case may be, subject to the conditions stipulated in this order, the latter (Senior Specialist) being those who possess a Post-Graduate qualification and the former (Deputy Chief Medical Officer) being those who do not possess a Post-Graduate qualification.  They shall be on the scale of pay of Rs. 3170-90-3350-100-3950-120-4430.

4. PLACEMENT:-

(i) General Duty Medical Officers:

The General Duty Medical Officers will work in the Primary Health Centres/Primary Health Units in rural areas.

(ii) Senior Medical Officers/Specialists:

Subject to availability of vacancies and the necessary qualifications, the Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists will work in the major district hospitals, including teaching hospitals, as District level Officers, Programme Officers at Division/State Level etc.

5. Time-bound promotion will stop at this level.

6. MODALITIES AND CONDITIONS:

Promotion of a Government Servant under this scheme will be subject to the following:

(a)   The total combined strength of the aforesaid (three) cadres covered by this scheme, namely General Duty Medical Officers, Senior Medical Officers/Specialists and Deputy Chief Medical Officrs/Senior Specialists shall be equal to the present combined, sanctioned strength cadre strength at the three existing levels, namely, Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers, Deputy Surgeons/ADHOs and Surgeons/DHOs/Deputy Directors etc. which is as follows:

 

Sl NoCadreCadre Strength
1Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers3850 posts
2Deputy Surgeons/ADHOs431 posts
3Surgeons/DHOs/Deputy Directors196 posts
 Total4477 psots

 

(b)   There shall be flexible complementing within the aforesaid cadre strength of 4477 posts in the management of three cadres in question.  In other words, the actual number of posts at each of three levels at any point of timewould depend upon the number of persons promoted as Senior Medical Officers/Specialists and Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists as well as the number of persons recruited as General Duty Medical Officers.  This is, however, subject to the condition that the total number of posts at all the three levels shall not exceed the combined cadre strength prescribed, as already stated in item (a) above.  This is illustrated below:

(i)No. of Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers who have put in over 6 years of service900
(ii)No. of those who have put in over 13 years of service1400

 

To promote the Doctors referred to in items (i) and (ii) above, the cadre strength shall be revised at three levels by flexible complementing within the sanctioned Total Strength as follows:

Sl NoDesignationRevised cadre strength
1General Duty Medical Officers1550
2Senior Medical Officers/Specialists1331 (900+431)
3Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists1596 (1400 +196)
 Total4477

 

In other words, the existing cadre strength will be revised as follows:

 

Designations as now existingExisting cadre strengthRevised cadre strengthNew Designations
Assistant Surgeons-cum-Health Officers38501550General Duty Medical Officers
Deputy Surgeons4311331Senior Medical Officers/Specialists,
Surgeons/DHOs/Deputy Directors1961596Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists

 

But as already stated, the acutal number of posts at each of three levels at any point of time would depend upon the number of persons promoted as Senior Medical Officers/Specialists and Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists as well as the number of persons recruited as General Duty Medical Officers subject, however, to the condition that the total number of posts at all the three levels shall not exceed the combined cadre strength prescribed.

(c)    Time-bound promotion under this scheme shall be subject to satisfactory record of service and completion of the specified years of service.

(d)   Pay on promotion under this scheme shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of Rule 42-B of KCSRs.

(e)   The Assistant Surgeon-cum-Health Officers, who have completed 13 years of service have a satisfactory record of service shall be promoted straight away as Deputy Chief Medical Officers/Senior Specialists by deeming that they have been promoted simultaneously as Senior Medical Officers/Specialists.  (This shall be a one time operation upon introduction of this scheme).  For this purpose, the requirement of Rule 19(3) of KCS (General Recruitment) Rules 1977 shall stand relaxed to the extent required.  It, therefore, follows that in such cases pay has to be fixed under rule 42B of KCSRS in respect of each of two promotions.

7. Competent Authority

Subject to the provisions of this order, the authority competent to effect promotions under this scheme shall be the "Appointing authority" as defined in clause (a) of rule 2 of the KCS (CCA) Rules, 1957, as modified from time to time.

8. The Director of Health and Family Welfare Services shall be responsible to ensure that the total numebr of posts at all the three levels shall not exceed the combined cadre strength prescribed.  For this purpose, he shall send an annual return to Government indicating the position of cadre strength at the three levels.

9. Date of effect

This scheme shall come into affect from 1st July 1991.

10. Necessary rules of recruitment shall be framed in due course to regulate the promotions under this scheme.

11. This issues with FD's concurrence (vide FD/1881/Ser-II/90 dated 20th May 1991.

 

By order and in the name of the Governor of Karnataka
(D N Manjunath)
Under Secretary to Government
Health and Family Welfare Department

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