Odisha approves DACP scheme

Odisha approves DACP scheme

Odisha has approved a new Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) for government doctors working in the eastern Indian state.

The scheme assures promotion for all government doctors.

“As per the new provision, all the Odisha Medical and Health Services (OMHS) cadre officers will get three assured promotions after 7, 14 and 21 years of continuous service from their entry-level,” a notification issued by the Chief Minister’s Office stated.

This will encourage the members and bring about greater commitment and dedication, the statement read.

Around 2000 of the total 3600 doctors in the state are likely to benefit from the new DACP scheme, reports said.

Doctors have been protesting the proposed OMHS Cadre Rules, 2018 alleging that the new rules are aimed at regulating the method of recruitment, promotion and condition of service of medical officers.

The central government started DACP in 2008. Subsequently, nearly 15 state governments have implemented it.

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