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Nagaland: In-service doctors threaten stir, demands increase in superannuation age

In what could escalate into a major crisis for the health sector in the state, the Nagaland in-service Doctors’ Association has announced that it will go on a mass casual

In what could escalate into a major crisis for the health sector in the state, the Nagaland in-service Doctors’ Association has announced that it will go on a mass casual leave followed by a total cease of work and even go to the extent of submitting a mass resignation if the state government fails to fulfill its assurance of increasing the superannuation age of medical doctors.

A press release informed that this decision was taken during an emergency meeting of the NIDA Executive Body with all the district representatives and Core Committee Members on superannuation.

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According to the Association, the State Government had on April 17, 2021, given a written assurance that “the government is actively considering the matter relating to the increase in the superannuation age of medical doctors and offered to resolve the matter within a period not exceeding one year.”

The NIDA executive had meetings with the sub-committee on two occasions, and during the last meeting on January 25, it categorically rejected the government’s proposal for a 60-year superannuation age for administrative positions and a 62-year superannuation age for clinical positions, it stated.

The Association reiterated its scaled-down demand of 62 years from 65 years as the superannuation age for all medical doctors, irrespective of clinical or administrative roles, to maintain uniformity and smooth practical implementation.

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First Published: 7th February, 2022 18:08 IST

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