GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
From the Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad, Director General, Medical & Health Services Lr.Rc.No.6805/DG-Peshi/2002, Dated:7-11-2002.
The Director General, Medical & Health Services and Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Perished in his letter read above has stated that a number of complaints are being received regarding false Medical Certificates issued by certain Medical Officers working in Government Hospitals/Dispensaries. He further stated that a few of such certificates are used for getting benefits under disability programme and to get long leave and transfers. He has suggested to award severe punishments to the Medical officers who issued false medical certificates and to the Government employees who use the false medical certificates for undue advantages.
2. In order to curb the above practice, the Government after careful consideration, hereby order that necessary disciplinary action, under the Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (CCA) Rules, 1991, may be initiated. In cases where such irregularity is established, the disciplinary authority may impose the major penalty of removal from service on;
(a)The government employees who produce and submit false medical certificates for getting benefits under Disability programme and also utilizing the certificates for the purpose of long leave and transfers, and;
(b)The Medical Officers, who issue incorrect and false Medical Certificate.
3. The disciplinary authorities and also the authorities empowered to impose penalties under the A.P. Civil Services (CCA) Rules, 1991 while dealing with the disciplinary cases relating to false medical Certificates, shall follow the above orders.
4. The Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department may issue guidelines for random verification of the Medical Certificates regularly by the medical Boards at the District Level and also at the State Level.
5. The Departments of Secretariat, Heads of Departments and District Collectors are requested to bring these orders to the notice of all concerned for compliance.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
All Departments of Secretariat.
All Heads of Departments.
All District Collectors.
All District Judges.
The Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department.
The Secretary, A.P. Vigilance Commission, Hyderabad.
The Secretary, A.P.Public Service Commission, Hyderabad.
The Registrar, A.P. High Court of Andhra Pradesh
The Registrar, A.P. Administrative Tribunal.
The Law (E) Department.
“A copy of this order is available on the Internet and can be accessed at the address-http://www.apts.gov.in/apgos”
//FORWARDED : : BY ORDER //