Health department has made a policy on study leave for its non-gazetted staff suggesting that Study leaves will not be given to everyone in health department. Leaves will not allow for those non-gazetted employees who have completed 20 years of their service.
The department has issued its policy on study leaves for non-gazetted employees such as lab technicians, auxiliary nurse midwives, lab technicians, radiographers, optometrist assistants, physiotherapists, dental technicians, general nurse and staff nurse.
A health department official also said that those who have completed their 20 years of service will not be entitled to such leaves. Besides, those who have completed three years of service will be eligible for two years of leave.
The health department has clarified that lab assistant will be eligible for study leaves for only Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT) and Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Auxiliary nurse midwives will get study leaves only for general nurse midwives training. A radiographer will be eligible for study leaves for BSc radiation technology and MSc radiation technology.
The department has issued new directions to all chief medical health officers, principal medical officers and joint directors to send the applications for study leaves for only those non-gazetted employees who fulfil new criteria.