Imphal: Doctors, nurses and all staff of JNIMS, the main referral hospital of Manipur, resumed their duties Sunday.
An agreement was signed Sunday at the office of the Chief Secretary, with the representative of JNIMS Teachers’ Association, Trained Nurses Association and AANTS about the implementation of the 7 Pay Commission.
Considering the special duties performed by the doctors, nurses and the staff of JNIMS, especially in facing the COVID-I9 pandemic, the State Government agreed to implement 7 Pay Commission in JNIMS with the national effect from 1.1.2016 as a special case. Implementation will start with effect from 1.4.2021.
The exception was made in the wake of duties performed in tackling Covid-19 pandemic requiring extra hours of work and uninterrupted services, often at risk to personal life.
The agreement may not be cited as a precedent by other Autonomous Bodies, Societies, PSUs under Government of Manipur as this was a special case it was agreed.
It was also agreed to consider the request of nurses for the adoption of MACP and Uniform Allowance on priority.
Functioning of JNIMS Imphal was completely disrupted as the doctors and the nurses protested the failure of the government to provide the new pay scale even though most of the government employees were enjoying it.
Talks were going on for few days the government wanted to implement the new pay scale from April 2021 even though most employees enjoyed it since 2016. It was rejected and after series of talks, the final agreement was reached today.
OPD services will resume on Monday while all other services started today.