Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Monday assured the Hyderabad High Court that it will give weightage marks to civil assistant surgeons by considering the period of service rendered by doctors who have served on contract basis in rural areas which are now in Andhra Pradesh in the recruitment of civil surgeon posts.
D. Prakash Reddy, advocate-general submitted before a division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice K. Vijaya Lakshmi that the state government will soon issue an order in this regard.
The bench was dealing with a petition by Dr. B. Raju and others seeking to declare as illegal the action of the state government in not counting the service of the petitioners for the period they worked in combined Andhra Pradesh as medical officers (on contract basis) for the purpose of giving weightage marks to the petitioner for their selection and appointment to the post of civil assistant surgeons.
The petitioners urged the court to declare that petitioner is entitled to count their service and they are entitled for weightage marks for the service rendered by them in combined AP in entitled to make applications manually by indicating their contract service rendered in combined state prior to June 2, 2014 and after that in Telangana. While recording the assurance of the state government, the bench closed the petition.