Probabtion doctors to be allowed private practice

June 25th, 2008 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS  


Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday permitted doctors of government medical colleges and universities, working on probation, to undertake private practice, officials said. Private practice would be permissible only to those doctors who are on probation and not on regular pay-scale of the government.

Such doctors, who want to continue their private practice, will now have to opt for a contractual bond of a fixed pay-scale. They will not be entitled to hold any administrative posts, a government official said.

“The pay-scale of the medicos opting for private practice will be decided on their seniority and other parameters,” said a senior official.

The government also hiked the pay-scale of the teachers in medical universities and colleges, bringing these on par with the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, a central government funded institute, the official added.

The state cabinet also decided to reduce from eight percent to five percent the stamp duty on registration of properties. The cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Mayawati.

Justifying the reduction in stamp duty, Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh said: “The move intends to stop the evasion of duty so that more and more people come forward for registration.”

He added that after six months there would be review of this decision to find out way to make it more effective.

The state cabinet also gave its nod to complete formalities to set up a 4,000-megawatt power plant in the Lalitpur district in southeast Uttar Pradesh, the official added.

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