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Will Denying VRS to Doctors Assure Healthcare Service to Poor?

SC: State Can Deny VRS to Doctors to Ensure Proper Healthcare Facilities

Right To Retire Can’t Be Supreme Than Right To Life… The Supreme Court allowed the State of Uttar Pradesh to deny voluntarily retirements to doctors while considering the fact there is a scarcity of doctors in the Provincial Health Services in the State of Uttar Pradesh and a mass voluntarily retirements by doctors is degrading the healthcare facilities to people of state. “The action of the State Government was appropriate in disallowing the prayer seeking voluntary retirement. The Government may fill the vacancies if any. But that would not bring doctors of experience at senior level and exodus of doctors cannot be permitted to weaken the services when the public interest requires to serve for the sake of efficient medical profession and fulfill Directive Principles of State Policy once they found statutory expression in the rules cannot be made mockery,” the bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer observed in their judgment.

“When services are required, denial of voluntary retirement is permissible under the Rules applicable in the State of Uttar Pradesh,” the court said.

The Supreme Court was considering an appeal filed by the UP govt. against the Allahabad High court judgment, allowing the doctors seeking …

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