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Do you think Medical council is not keen on installing Biometric card reader?

Asked by siddistic (2points) March 1st, 2011

The Medical Council of India (MCI) had decided to provide biometric identity cards to over 10,000 doctors (faculty) working in about 300 medical colleges across the country to monitor their attendance and other activities. The step was taken to maintain the transparency in the system and to monitor the activities of the faculty because in many instances when the Council’s inspectors visited a medical college for inspection they found some faculty acting as permanent teacher of that institute and at the same time also working elsewhere.

But due to inefficient communication effort, many medical college’s claim to have not even heard about this development and MCI is not showing any keen interest in pursuing it either.

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blueiiznh's avatar

I am unclear as to why this is an issue. A organization or employeer does have a right to institute this for various reasons.
Can you explain more of what is wrong with this?

Seaofclouds's avatar

Why would it be a problem for a faculty member working as a permanent teacher at one institute to also be working at another place? As long as the two places are okay with it, I don’t see why it should matter to the Medical Council of India. Perhaps I’m just not really understanding what the issue is.

siddistic's avatar

The problem is, these Doctors are appointed to teach at Government medical colleges on a full time basis and according to norms they are not supposed to teach at any other private college without prior notice and permission.

In every college the number of faculty members largely depend on the student population, say for a 100 student we require at least 3 professors. But private college’s hire only 1 faculty for these 100 students and when the medical officer comes to inspect, the college hires a doctor (Professor) from a Govt. College only for a day and shows them off as a permanent faculty. That’s what is happening, so if MCI actually goes ahead and install’s this biometric card reader’s they will help to bring down or at the best stop this activities.
Hope you understand what I am trying to say here.

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