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This time Rajya Sabha yelled at PGIMER Chandigarh for its long pending and also Parliamentary Committee wandering over the fact that despite having Financial and Human resource, PGIMER is unable to complete its long pending development projects. Parliamentary Committee even have put questions over the zeal of bureaucrats who actually had held responsible for delay.

Parliament Standing Commitee scolded bureaucrats for PGI development delay
Parliament Standing Commitee scolded bureaucrats for PGI development delay

It is pertinent to mention here that there have been Nine Ongoing projects out of which only three could have met and rest of Six projects still waiting to take birth.  It has been informed that the actual expenditure till 31.01.2017 was 68 Crore under Plan Head 773.00 Crore was under Non Plan. The committee notes that out of nine ongoing projects viz Coming up Satellite Centre of PGIMER at Sangrur (Punjab); Replacement of Air Cooling system with Air Conditioner (HVAC) System in New OPD Block; Upgradation of HVAC system of Operation theatre Complex, Nehru Hospital, PGIMER Chandigarh have shown some progress. However the remaining six projects have been progressing at a Snail’s Pace.

Suggested Strong recommendations over filling the Vacancies

The committee strongly recommends that the Department should undertake a Time-Bound excercise to fill the vacancies of medical/para-medical/nursing/technical staff. The Committee is of the opinion that the increasing automation, there is a distinct possibility for reduction in requirement of the administration staff and the resources can be channelized in favor of Paramedical/technical staff.

It is important to mention here that out of 8771 sanctioned posts, 20 percent seats are vacant i.e 1616 posts are lying vacant.

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