Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday wrote a letter to the Union health minister asking him to consider the issue of under-representation of locals within the AIIMS Deoghar staff.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday asked the Centre to consider the issue of under-representation of locals within the AIIMS Deoghar staff. (Photo: File)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday wrote a letter to the Union health minister asking him to consider the issue of under-representation of the local population among the staff at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Deoghar.
He wrote to health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, “Unfortunately, it has come to my attention that 90 per cent of the security personnel at AIIMS Deoghar are from outside the state of Jharkhand. This is not conducive to the public good. AIIMS Deoghar should be hiring locally as far as possible so that they get employees who better understand the community they serve. In this way, AIIMS Deoghar will also contribute to the economic upliftment of the region.”
The chief minister also stated that his government is committed to providing employment to its people. Hence, the state government introduced The Jharkhand State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2021. As per this bill, 75 per cent of private sector jobs with a salary of up to Rs 30,000 are reserved for locals.
For Jharkhand,especially in and around Santhal Pargana, AIIMS Deoghar will be a platform of excellence in both medical education & public health.However I have raised my concerns with @mansukhmandviya ‘ji on under-representation of our local people in employment of staff in AIIMS pic.twitter.com/1HWmQfXdPx
— Hemant Soren (@HemantSorenJMM) July 19, 2021
In keeping with the same, Soren asked the central government to look into the issue urgently and ensure that the people of Jharkhand are employed “to ensure engagement with the local community”.
The chief minister also posted his letter on Twitter. He stated especially in and around Santhal Pargana division in the state, AIIMS Deoghar could be a platform of excellence in public health while simultaneously creating jobs for the local community.
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