The AIIMS administration has made the decision to start a recruiting drive in order to meet the goal of having almost “zero vacancies” by September 2023. According to a recent TOI report, the institute has 1,055 paramedical staff positions open against 8,225 sanctioned posts and 363 doctor and faculty positions open against 1,207 sanctioned positions in several departments.
A recruitment drive will be started at the institute, according to an office memorandum released by director M Srinivas on Wednesday, in order to improve cooperation between the examination section, recruitment cell, and faculty cell and to ensure that open positions are filled promptly.
In order to make this process easier, Prof. Rajiv Narang has been appointed the “chief coordinating officer” and is in charge of closely monitoring the number of vacancies and the actions being done to fill them with the faculty cell, recruitment cell, and examination section.
Every week, a report on actions taken will be sent to the director’s office. The major departments with vacancies, according to the information, are cardiology, general surgery, liver transplant, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as the institutions Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, Dr BRA Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, and National Cancer Institute on the campus of AIIMS Jhajjar.
In order to solve the workforce shortage at these institutions, the Union Health Ministry is also considering the introduction of centralised recruiting for faculty and non-faculty at various AIIMS throughout India. In this regard, a committee has also been established. Only 2,259 of the 4,026 sanctioned positions have been filled in the 18 new AIIMS, according to ministry data.