SC prescribes equal pay for AYUSH physicians and allopathy under the NRHM program The Supreme Court has ruled in the Uttarakhand High Court that both AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) and doctors in public hospitals working for equal pay under the Natural Rural Health Mission (NRHM / NHM) . ) Program. The bench raised the Uttarakhand HC decision which set aside the national government’s move to pay separately to both categories of doctors.
The Uttarakhand government has challenged the HC order in the high court. The case relates to the state employment of both sets of doctors by contract between 2010 and 2013 under the NRHM program. Although they initially started on the same salaries, remuneration for dentists and dentists continued to grow and the income gap between the two groups grew.
The state government had argued that the work of allopathic physicians was more critical and important compared to their AYUSH counterparts and as a result they were entitled to higher salaries. The state has stated the same in court. The Supreme Court noted that both types of physicians treat patients according to their own procedures and should therefore receive equal pay. “There is no clear distinction between Ayurvedic and Homeopathic medical authorities who are allopathic and dentist. There are no reasons why people in the same situation are discriminated against. Applicants, as well as allopathic and dental health officials, form a mixed class, ”said HC.
A bench in the Supreme Court of Judges Vineet Saran and JK Maheshwari was hearing the case.