The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting implementation of Central Residency Scheme for Uniform Stipend and Salary of doctors across the country.
In its letter to the prime minister, the FORDA said, “The Supreme Court of India had ruled in favour of Unifirm Residency Scheme for doctors all over the nation, way back in 1987 and thereafter, the Central Residency Scheme was formulated in 1992. However, certain provisions of this scheme still remain to be implemented and there exists a lot of disparity between stipend and salary, which has been recently highlighted by the Resident doctors of various states.”
The doctors’ association also raked up the issues of non-implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations by various states.
They demanded for equal work and equal pay as they are working tirelessly during the coronavirus pandemic and “they deserve to be adequately paid.”
The FORDA also said that the central as well as state governments should fix the pay scale of doctors as per the current 7th CPC Recommendations and uniformity in stipend and salary across the nation.