JIPMER Protection Committee has demanded that the Union Health Ministry order a probe into 'irregularities' by the management in recruitment of nurses and the entire process be kept on hold till it is completed.
Committee President T Murugan said the current recruitment process like certificate verification and other allied works should be kept on hold as the modalities adopted in holding the test had been vitiated by several irregularities.
He said government had recruited 465 nurses nationwide through open advertisement contrary to the practice of confining recruitment from among those residing in Puducherry and by procuring the list from local Employment Exchange.
The recruitment test was held in various centres nationwide and three fourth of those selected were from one particular centre in Thiruvananthapuram, he alleged.
Though JIPMER has its own College of Nursing, only two per cent of the total candidates selected were from there. There were just 33 candidates from Puducherry in the selection list.
Murugan said several other issues were affecting the image of JIPMER, an autonomous institute.
He said Commitee Members and leaders of various parties, including CPI, CPI(M), BJP and leaders of the Confederation of Government Employees Associations would stage a dharna at the Head Post office here on October 4 and also seek a CBI probe into the functioning of JIPMER and implementation of various schemes.