Chandigarh, March 12 : Punjab Veterinarians will hold protest rally at bathinda on Sunday, March 15 against prevailing adhocism due to casual approach of the Government in effecting promotions and placements in Animal Husbandry Department. In a meeting of Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association executive committee held here today under the chairmanship of Dr. Ashok Kumar Sharma President, members expressed discontent against the Government over its callous approach in promoting veterinary officers. Addressing the meeting Dr. Sharma lamented that more than 15 posts of Deputy Director and about 65 posts of Senior Veterinary Officer/Assistant Director had been lying vacant since long which was a cause of great concern and had led to nepotism and insubordination in the department.
In the meeting arrangements for holding protest dharna by the cadre on 15th March at Bathinda were reviewed.
The state executive expressed solidarity with the Rural Veterinary Officers who were agitating for regulariastion of their services. Dr. Sukhdev Singh General Secretary urged the Government to bring them on rolls of Department of animal husbandry to ensure uniformity and for smooth functioning of department so as to implement different schemes of Govt. properly at grass root level. He said the concept of service providers was a utter failure in animal husbandry as well as health department, so regular veterinary officers and medical officers should be employed through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC).