MTA demands judicial enquiry into deaths and miseries of patient
Chandigarh 11th January; The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has dismissed the Special Leave Petition (Diary No. 36796 of 2018 filed by Union of India against PGI Medical Technologists Association challenging the judgment and orders of Hon’ble High Court dated 28.5.2018.
Earlier, the Supreme Court has dismissed as withdrawn the SLP No. 15202 of 2014 and 30058-59 of Director, PGI by its orders dated 11.7.2014 and 27.9.2016 respectively.
It will be recalled that Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh has accepted 28 out 29 demands and grievances of non-Faculty staff of PGI vide its judgment dated 10.7.2013 after the case was referred by Hon’ble High Court to it vide Orders dated 14.1.2010.
DPGI filed CWP NO. 5932 of 2014 before High Court which was dismissed on 31.3.2014. After 1st SLP, DPGI filed Review Petition No 495 of 2014, which was dismissed on 26.9.2014.
In February, 2017, UOI started litigation and filed SLP NO. 10168 of 2017, which was dismissed as withdrawn on 23.1.2018. Then filed Writ Petition in High Court which was dismissed on 28.5.2018 and finally 4th SLP dismissed today.
Now, the non-Faculty Staff will get Time Bound Promotions under Assured Progression Scheme (Dhar Committee) on continuous basis w.e.f. 1.1.1985. The Dr. Prabhakar Committee / Cadre restructuring report of technical staff will be implemented w.e.f. 1.3.1992, and 6th CPC pay anomalies will be implemented. The senior non-Faculty Staff will get Patient Care Allowance w.e.f. 1997-1998 as allowances paid to Nurses and Faculty irrespective of classifications of posts. The entire temporary services of Permanent Research Cadre employees will be counted for promotion, pension and gratuity which was earlier counted from 1.10.1993. The non-Faculty staff of PGI had been forced to resort to strikes and jail bharo andolan for these just and genuine demands during 1991-2008 by PGI Administration and patients and public faced harassment and miseries. Ultimately, the stand of non-Faculty Staff has been vindicated after more than 2 decades.
The PGI MTA demands that a judicial enquiry may be ordered to probe the deaths and miseries caused to patients and public for the forced strikes and disruption of patient care services from 1990-2008.