The Orissa State Cabinet approved the Orissa Ayurvedic Medical Service Rules, 2013, the Orissa Homoeopathy Medical Service Rules, 2013 and the Orissa Homoeopathy Medical Education Service Rules, 2013.
These rules will streamline the service condition of Ayurvedic doctors working in periphery and that of homoeopathy doctors working both in hospitals and medical colleges. These rules would standardise the recruitment of homoeopathy and ayurvedic doctors and would apply to both new recruitment and promotions.
Under the Orissa Ayurvedic Medical Service Rules, there will be two types of doctors Group-A and Group- B.
The Group A junior branch would include District Ayurvedic Medical Officers, Deputy Superintendents of Ayruvedic Hospitals and Superintendents of Ayruvedic Hospitals while the post of Deputy Director, Ayurvedic would be in the senior branch. All these posts would be filled through promotions.
Similarly, personnel under Group-B –Ayurvedic Medical Officers, Drug Inspectors (Ayurvedic), Scientific Officers and Specialists –would be directly recruited by Orissa Public Service Commission (OPSC). The Cabinet decided to do away with interviews for candidates who would now have to clear a written test of 70 marks with multiple type objective questions. Remaining 30 marks would be taken from career marking (10 marks each for Matriculation, Plus II and BAMS courses).
Similar provisions would apply to homoeopathy doctors in periphery as per the Orissa Homoeopathy Medical Service Rules, 2013. However, as per the Orissa Homoeopathy Medical Education Service Rules, 2013 applicable for doctors placed in medical colleges, the doctors would be categorised under Group-A and Group-B. The Group-A—Readers, Professors and Principals –would be appointed through promotions while Group- B—Lecturers –would be hired through a direct written test to be conducted by OPSC without interview.source:http://www.orissapost.com/govt-comes-out-with-rules-for-ayush-homoeo-docs/