Students call off protest after Mulayam’s assurance

Jul 27 2013, 02:58 IST
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SummarySamajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday assured the students that the cases lodged against them for protesting against the new reservation policy of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will be withdrawn.

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday assured the students that the cases lodged against them for protesting against the new reservation policy of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) will be withdrawn. Satisfied with the assurance, the students called off their agitation. A delegation of students from Allahabad University, led by SP leader Ranjana Bajpai who also teaches at the university, met Mulayam at his residence. Bajpai claimed that Mulayam told the students he is in favour of the old system of reservation in UPPSC while the new system was introduced by the commission without taking the state government in confidence, which is a serious matter. She also said that Mulayam immediately gave instructions to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to withdraw all the cases lodged against the students. “Not only this, he also assured that some cases will be expunged and action will be taken against those police officials who had assaulted the students,” she said.

UPPMSA seeks quota for MD seats in state colleges

LUCKNOW: Facing a severe crunch of doctors, the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Medical Services Association (UPPMSA) has demanded reservation in Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Surgery (MS) seats in the state medical college for MBBS doctors of PMS.

Of the total 15,000 posts of doctors sanctioned under UPPMS, only 10,700 are working as of now. Of these, 3,600 doctors are specialised in various fields of medical sciences.

“New doctors are not joining the services any more,” president of UPPMSA, Dr Ashok Yadav said.

The association has demanded that at least 50 per cent seats in government medical colleges be reserved for doctors in government services, said Yadav, adding that instead of taking speciality services to block level hospitals, the specialists already available be posted at district hospitals.

“The government does not get even contractual doctors at the block level,” General Secretary, UPPMSA, Dr Sachin Vaish said.

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