Jaipur: The state government has assured existing medical college teachers that its March 7 order, which enabled medical officers to teach in government medical colleges, will be applicable only to new medical colleges.
In Rajasthan, medical teachers report to the medical education department and the doctors under the health department. Medical teachers are designated as assistant professor, associate professor and professor. Doctors are designated as medical officer, junior specialist, senior specialist and principal specialist.
Through its March 7 order, the government redesignated junior specialists as assistant professors, senior specialists as associate professors and principal specialists as professors – paving the way for them to teach in medical colleges.
The move was part of the government’s strategy to fill faculty positions in eight new medical colleges across the state, reports Hindustan Times.