Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena has approved the promotion of 139 doctors (non-teaching specialists) working in various Delhi government hospitals from Grade II to Grade I. According to the official statement, promotions for these doctors, eligible for the same after completion of four years of service, had been pending since 2020/21. These doctors, who were initially appointed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in 2014 and 2015, have been working in Delhi government hospitals such as Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Lok Nayak Hospital, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, and others. They are specialists in a variety of disciplines that include: obstetrics and gynecology; ENT; pediatrics; medicine; ophthalmology; pulmonology; anesthesia; etc. The administration has insisted on providing better service conditions and facilities to medical professionals working in government hospitals since taking over Saxena, and has undertaken to ensure that they receive due promotions as soon as possible, according to the statement. On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a petition challenging the Center’s decision to ban a BBC documentary about the Gujarat riots in 2002 on February 6. , , The matter will be heard next Monday, according to a bench led by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud. Advocate ML Sharma, who has filed the PIL, mentioned the matter for an early hearing. The PIL sought the quashing of the January 21 order of the Center, terming it “illegal, legal, mala fide, arbitrary, and unconstitutional.”
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