08 May, 2021

The Subcontinental Menu

In The Subcontinental Menu this week, read about Assam’s state health department which released a list of promotions featuring name of a registrar who had died and at why few contractual employees at Tirupti temple decided to smuggle out laddus.

The Subcontinental Menu

Late Promotion

He must be pleased, wherever he is. Dr Dhrubajyoti Das, a registrar at the anaesthesia department of Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital (FAAMC), Barpeta, Assam, was promoted to assistant professor on a massive list of promotions released by Assam’s state health department recently. Great news? Perhaps not for Dr Das, who reportedly passed away two years ago. The list also features the names of a few doctors who had resigned from service. It’s proving to be a bit of an embarrassment for the government in the wake of a similar fiasco that took place in Bihar this June—and it has raised questions about the procedure, as promotions are usually cleared by a committee to which the princi­pals of the medical colleges are invited. Did the principal of FAAMC not attend the meeting, or neglect to point out that Dr Das was no more? No one knows!


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