The internal issues in the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) at Bengaluru have escalated once again.
The internal issues in the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) at Bengaluru have escalated once again. The Deccan Herald reports that the staff at Nimhans has taken a decision to conduct a 12-hour protest on November 6.The joint action committee (JAC) of various employees’ associations at Nimhans stated that it wasn’t satisfied with the reply given by the institute’s director with regard to their demands.On October 28, some of the employees barged into the office of the institute’s director P Satish Chandra as they were unhappy about their pay. Nursing and support staff demanded that their salaries be on par with the pay scale commission and that they get their long-pending promotions, The Hindu reports. After arguing with the director for nearly an hour, the members of the joint action committee gave a letter to the director. In the letter, they alleged that he had been ignoring their demands and were not treated “humanely” by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the institute.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The report adds that Dr Chandra dismissed their allegations and said that all their requests had been put forward to the government. He also said there was no discrimination and that Nimhans had taken some new initiatives for the staff benefit like free medical benefits and check up for employees above 40 years.