MONTHLY remuneration REDUCED
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Nov 19: The Community Health Officers’ Association Assam (CHOAA) has urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to interfere as their monthly remunerations of four categories have been reduced with effect from this November.
In a statement, CHOAA president Pranjit Gogoi said, “According to the recent instruction of tiol Health Mission (NHM) director P Ashok Babu, the monthly wage of four posts of Kamrup (M) district including rural health practitioner have been reduced with effect from this month and he has instructed to give the wage as per wage rule three years back. For example, the rural health practitioners, who got Rs 20,000 per month in 2012 as per the instruction NRHM/HRD/SH/ 110/09-10 but later those were increased of 10 per cent as per instruction NRHM/HRD/SH/110/09-10/43673 dated March 19, 2013 and the rural health practitioner (RHP)got wage of Rs 22,000 from 2013. The RHP also did not get the hike of wage of 10 per cent and five per cent in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 unlike other posts and so they complained about the matter to the authority concerned.”
Slamming the government, CHOAA secretary Sanjay Kumar Das alleged, “The government has always been behaving like step mother to our RHPs who are working in the rural areas of the district. We, therefore, demand the CM to interfere in the present issue of reducing the wage and help us in getting our minimum earning to run our families.”