SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Friday said that SKIMS administration is favoring blue-eyed doctors in DM/MCH examination ignoring meritorious and deserving candidates.
Expressing shock over this practice of favoritism, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that influential and favorites are selected in post-doctoral courses and genuine candidates are dropped.
The favorite candidates get huge marks in interview leaving behind those who secure much better marks than the selected candidates in written examination.
This mars the chances of many candidates who secure good marks in the written test but cannot score as highly in interview.
The theory questions are known to the candidates prior and the practical cases are known before hand.
The examination system has been devised in such a way so that they can manage the entry of their kith and kin.
In 2012, an RTI revealed that SKIMS had issued a fraudulent selection list and made selection of ineligible candidates for various DM/MCH courses while dropping genuine ones.
Though initially SKIMS authorities had denied unfairness, but after RTI they admitted that selection list had many flaws and many genuine candidates were dropped for no fault of them.
The function of academic section of SKIMS is so secrete and undemocratic that it does not properly reply to candidates and is hiding information in connivance with higher ups.
Majority of doctors on seeing this are not appearing for examination as they know that the exercise is futile.
This unfairness has dejected and destroyed the morale of many doctors which led to their exodus.
It was because of fraud that MD/MS examination which was earlier conducted by SKIMS has been taken away from it and is now being held by BOPEE.
In order to bring transparency in the system, DAK demands that DM/MCH exam should be conducted by BOPEE and the interview should be abolished as this practice of viva-voce stems favoritism. (KNS)
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