Notice on Linking Salary to Aadhaar Causes Flutter at GH

Published: 09th July 2015 03:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2015 03:50 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Confusion prevailed at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital after the administrative officer put up a notice stating that salary for the month of July will be credited only to those employees who had Aadhaar card.

The notice, signed by the administrative officer and put up at several places inside the hospital, mandated that all staff should submit two photocopies of their Aadhaar card to the salary credit officer concerned before July 10 failing which salary would not be credited. Even as the notice created a stir among staff, the hospital management reacted quickly and clarified that the notice had been put up without its approval and got it removed.

Speaking to Express, Dr R Vimala, dean of Madras Medical College, said she has demanded explanation from the official who had issued the circular. “It is a policy decision, how can an accounts department official issue such a notice? The matter came to my knowledge only on Wednesday morning and I immediately ordered the removal of those notices,” she added. Sources in the Directorate of Medical Education said they received a circular from the State Treasury recently asking officials to update in July as to how many staff have Aadhaar card.

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