A committee constituted to re-frame All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) rules and regulations, has recommended that 40% of its professors, who have already put in 10 years of service.
In an effort to reward faculty members who served the country's premier health institute for over a decade, a committee, set up to re-frame AIIMS rules and regulations, has recommended that 40 percent of its professors, who have already put in 10 years of service, may be upgraded to higher administrative grade scale.
"Forty percent of the sanctioned strength of professor cadre in AIIMS who have already put in 10 years of service in this rank may be upgraded to higher administrative grade (HAG) scale," the Venkatachalam Committee stated.
The Venkatachalam Committee has submitted its final report of recommendations to the Union Health Ministry after re-framing the rules under the AIIMS Act, 1956. "There is a need to enhance financial powers of the director of AIIMS, the president and the governing body, such as the power to approve new constructions, approve maintenance of buildings and special repairs, write-off powers, etc.," the panel said.
The committee's report also pointed put that highest standards should be maintained in promotions, and work standards should be prescribed by the AIIMS.
"The Institute Body of AIIMS, which is the highest decision-making body of the premier institution, should meet at least once a year. Similarly the governing body should meet at least once in a quarter," the committee suggested.