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As TU mulling not to accept his resignation Dr. Koirala takes leave for some time

KATHMANDU: Executive Director of Tribhuvan University (TU) Professor Dr. Bhagawan Koirala has taken leave for some days after authorities at the TUTH declined to accept his resignation.

Dr Koirala, who had submitted his resignation a few weeks ago citing government indifference and lack of cooperation from senior staff at the hospital, has told some colleagues that he would withdraw his resignation if his key demands are fulfilled.

Dr Koirala has urged the concerned authorities to clear the hurdles that make the work of director difficult or free him by accepting his resignation. Due to intense pressure from the employees at the hospital and the public, the government and the TU authority had decided to fulfill some of the key demands forwarded by Dr Koirala.

“Dr Koirala has taken leave for some days. We are still working to resolve the problems,” newspaper reports quoted TU’s vice chancellor Hira Bahadur Maharjan as saying. He also informed that rather than accepting Koirala’s resignation, TU will fulfill some of his genuine demands.

He said that the meeting of the TU´s Executive Council will be called soon to respond Dr Koirala´s demands. The TU has agreed to extend the ceiling to up to Rs 10 million. Currently, the IoM can spend up to Rs 3.5 million without prior approval from the TU authority. Due to such constraints, the IoM cannot spend money even on serious issues on time. The TUTH is a teaching hospital under IoM.

The TU authority has also agreed to provide more administrative rights to IoM. The TU authority has also agreed to implement employee transfer policy as sought by Dr Koirala. Dr Koirala had sent the names of some of the staffers, including senior professors, who had been creating obstacles in his mission, to the TU authority seeking their transfer from the hospital. As per the existing rules, the TU can transfer senior level employees every three years and junior employees every five.

Published Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2013 | 09:48 PM

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