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Patna: Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Friday directed the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 50,000 to Dr Hemant Kr Das, Sr. Resident, Surgery Department, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and  Hospital (JLNMCH), Bhagalpur, within two months for the inordinate delay in payment of his salary. The BHRC has also directed the health department to apprise it of the follow up administrative taken in the matter by August 25, 2016.

Dr Das had complained to the Commission on May,2016, that  he joined  the office  of Superintendent, JLNMCH, on January 12, 2015, as per the government notification but he did not get any salary till date.  Notices were issued to the Principal and Superintendent, JLNMCH. According to the reply  filed by Superintendent, JLNMCH, there was  a technical  flaw in the notification due to which payment could  not be made.  He  made a reference to the Health  Department in  April, 2016, for rectification of  the notification. The rectification  was issued by the Health Department on June 15, 2016.

Dr. Ranjeet Kumar Sinha,   Associate  Professor- cum- OSD, Health Department, and Dayanand  Prasad, Under Secretary ( Nodal Officer),  Health Departmen, appeared  before the Commission on Friday and presented a report from the  state government indicating that  department  has sought  explanations  from the Principal/Superintendent, JLNMCH, and   up-to-date salary  dues of about Rs Seven lakh have been paid to the petitioner, who has also expressed  satisfaction  at the administrative response  and requested  for withdrawal  of his complaint. The Commission will hear the matter again 0n August 31.

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