Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police today detained over 50 Ayush doctors who were on strike in front of National Health Mission (NHM) office here demanding provision of regular appointment and salary at par with the Central Government employees.
The association alleged that the State Government is not paying heed to the Ayush doctors’ grievances since ten years despite their repeated demands.
It might be mentioned that in 2015 a high-level committee of the State Government recommended to the Central Government to increase the Ayush doctors’ salary to Rs 15,000.
Again, the State Government sent recommendation for implementing the pay scale in FY 2017-18 in which it was approved as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendation of Rs 23,100, but due to conspiracy it has been made Rs 18,643.
If the demands are not fulfilled, the association threatened that they would hold stir for an indefinite period during the Assembly’s Winter Session.