The faculty association of Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) appealed to the Delhi Government to consider long pending promotion of faculty members that has resulted in “dissatisfaction” among the staff.
A senior member of the association said that several faculty members have left this institute in the last few years and some others are planning to leave as there has been no career progression.
“Although there are set rules and regulations of the assessment promotion scheme (APS) at the hospital but yet no promotions have been done for the last 10 years,” he said.
On one hand the promotions are pending for implementation since 1st July 2010, and on the other hand there is no recruitments done since last few years and IHBAS is functioning with hardly 27 per cent of its sanctioned posts putting lot of work pressure on the currently working faculty members especially in the clinical settings, he added.
The official said that it is very “unfortunate” that besides promotions, the allowances which are also on NIMHANS pattern have not been given for several years and the revision in the grants of conferences is also pending. “The government should look into the matter and take corrective measures to solve the problem,” he said.
The IHBAS hospital is an autonomous institute that caters to the Neuro-psychiatric ailments of entire North India.