Working hours of Junior Resident of LNJP - Continuous active duty for resident doctors will not normally exceed 12 hours/day; subject to exigencies of work, resident doctors will be allowed one weekly holiday by rotation; ordinarily work for 48 hours/week
The appellant is present. The public authority represented by Dr.Deepak Kumar Singh, CMO.
2. The Appellant by his RTI application had sought for information regarding Junior resident doctors of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital. He wanted to know how many posts are in this hospital from 01.12.2014 in various departments, how many vacant positions of JR doctors still exist till today i.e. not fulfilled till now in various departments of LNJP hospital, what is the criterion for allotment of the departments to which the JR is to be appointed etc. PIO by his Order dated 12.03.2015 provided reply for point no. 1 to 4 and for others stated that it does not pertain to them. Being unsatisfied, appellant filed First Appeal. FAA by his Order dated 15.04.2015 directed the PIO to furnish copy of the reply again to the appellant. Being unsatisfied, appellant approached Commission.
3. Both the parties made their submissions. The respondent officer submitted that they provided the information available with them. As far as the hours of work of JRs is concerned, the respondent officer quoted the relevant rules which states that - “Continuous active duty for resident doctors will not normally exceed 12 hours per day, subject to exigencies of work the resident doctors will be allowed one weekly holiday by rotation. The resident doctors will also be required to be on call duty not exceeding 12 hours at a time. The Junior residents would ordinarily work for 48 hours per week. “
4. As sufficient information is furnished to the appellant, the Commission closes the appeal.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Chandreshwar Prasad v. Lok Nayak Hospital, GNCTD in Case No. CIC/SA/A/2015/901303