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Veterinary doctors’ salaries expected to go up

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It will be on a par with M.B.B.S. doctors, hints Minister

– Photo: N. Bashkaran

Fruits of toil: Animal Husbandry and Rural Industries Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy handing over an appointment order and a training certificate to a woman at a function held at Hosur Livestock Farm on Tuesday.

HOSUR: The State Government will take initiatives to bring the pay-scale of veterinary doctors pay-scales on a par with MBBS doctors in the 6th pay commission. This was hinted by the Animal Husbandry and Village Industries Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy here on Tuesday.

Mr. Palanisamy was here to distribute certificates to livestock inspectors who had finished their 11 month training on Monday. He also gave appointment orders to 106 trainees, including 14 women candidates. The appointments were given to candidates according to their choice.

Mr. Palanisamy said the previous AIADMK regime which banned government recruitment left the government departments with vacancies.

The present DMK Government lifted the recruitment ban after it came to power, he said. Since DMK came into power 2307 posts were filled up in Animal Husbandry Department. Another 856 veterinary doctors will be recruited through the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission shortly, Mr. Palanisamy said.

He added that persons above 35 years were appointed in Animal Husbandry Department. Another 425 livestock inspectors will be recruited very soon. Training for 200 livestock inspectors will begin shortly.

Mr. Palanisamy assured that 98 daily wage workers of Hosur Livestock Farm will be regularised before the coming Assembly budget session with Chief Minister Mr. M. Karunanidhi’s consent. Mr. Palanisamy also added that Rs. 97 lakh, out of Rs. 10 crore received from the Union, will be allotted to Hosur Livestock Farm for improving infrastructure.

Earlier, Mr. E. G. Sugavanam, M.P., demanded that a marketing hub be opened in Hosur, since sericulture was extensively practiced in Krishnagiri district.

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