Ensure that govt doctors serve in tribal areas,HC tells state

Noting that there seems to be “glamour” attached to the postings in cities,the Bombay High Court Thursday directed the state to frame a policy to ensure that government doctors serve in tribal areas

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: September 6, 2013 2:03 am

Mumbai: Noting that there seems to be “glamour” attached to the postings in cities,the Bombay High Court Thursday directed the state to frame a policy to ensure that government doctors serve in tribal areas. The division bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M S Sonak was irked by the ‘apathy’ of the government over posting general physicians as well as specialists in tribal areas. The order came on a PIL by Purnima Upadhyay,seeking effective implementation of the state and central schemes to fight malnutrition in Melghat.

‘Deploy more GRP personnel on trains’

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court Thursday directed the Railway Board and the state to clear expeditiously a proposal to deploy additional 100 GRP personnel at suburban railway stations and on local trains to ensure safety of women. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha was hearing a suo motu PIL based on reports and a PIL by Help Mumbai Foundation.

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