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Medical Officers’ and Dental Surgeons’ Association, Manipur to approach Court

IMPHAL, Oct 27 : Peeved with the failure of the State Government to allot MGEL (Manipur Government Employees’ List) number till date, doctors and dental surgeons appointed in Health Services in January this year have decided to approach law Court.

Speaking to media persons at Manipur Press Club here this afternoon, president of the Medical Officers’ and Dental Surgeons’ Association Manipur Dr Noren said that 282 medical officers and dental surgeons were appointed in January and they were posted to different places by an order issued by the Health Directorate in February this year.

However, MGEL numbers have not been allotted to the medical officials and dental surgeons till date. On account of this, the doctors and dental surgeons have been facing many inconveniences while drawing monthly salaries.

An order passed by the Guwahati High Court on March 30 this year directed the State Government to allot MGEL numbers to all the medical officers and dental surgeons within one month of joining service, Noren said.

Repeated appeals to the relevant authorities on the matter have yielded no positive result till date.

In case the MGEL numbers are not given at the earliest, the association would take help of law Courts, Dr Noren said while urging the Government to bring Health Services in the  organised service sector.

Sources: The Sangai Express

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