GMOA seeks presidential intervention


By Don Asoka Wijewardena

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) President Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya yesterday announced that on behalf of the GMOA he would officially write to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to intervene into the Public Service Commission’s (PSC) failure to approve the doctors’ service minute.

He said that the service minute approved by the Health, Public Administration and Finance Ministries and the Salaries and Cadre Commission had been submitted to the PSC for its approval. The GMOA had made five proposals. But only two proposals had been accommodated, Dr. Padeniya said, noting that the two proposals were:

1. Promoting Grade 11 medical officers to Grade 1 once they complete 10 years’ service after recruitment, as per Public Administration Circular 2005/ 6. (Average performer – who does not have post-graduate training.)

2. Promoting Grade 11 medical officers with PG qualifications to Grade 1, once they complete 6 years in service after recruitment as per Public Administration Circular 2006/6 (Exceptional performer).


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