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Date : Dec 15, 2018
Engagement of Bank’s Medical Consultant (BMC) on contractual basis with fixed hourly remuneration Reserve Bank Staff College (RBSC), Chennai

1. Applications are invited from eligible candidates for preparing a panel to fill up two (2) posts (One unreserved and One reserved for OBC candidate) for engaging as Bank’s Medical Consultant (BMC) on contractual basis, with fixed hourly remuneration for the dispensary at the Reserve Bank Staff College, 359, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai – 600 018. The application should reach The Principal, Reserve Bank Staff College, 359, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai – 600 018 on or before 5 PM on January 02, 2019.

i. The applicant should possess MBBS degree of any recognized University in the allopathic system of medicine;

ii. Applicant having post graduate degree in General Medicine can also apply for the post;

iii. The applicant should have a minimum of 2 (two) years of experience in practicing medicine in any hospital or clinic as Medical Practitioner;

iv. The applicant should have his/her own dispensary or place of residence within a radius of 10-15 Kms from RBSC dispensary;

v. The contract for engagement of BMC will be for a period of three years. There will not be any renewal of engagement on completion of the contract;

vi. The rate of remuneration and duty hours (as envisaged now) is tabulated below:

Location Working hours Remuneration
Reserve Bank Staff College, 359, Anna Salai, Teynampet – 600 018 Monday to Friday 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM
12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Rs 850/- per hour for the entire period of contract, i.e. 03 (three) years

Out of the total monthly remuneration so payable, a sum of Rs 1,000/- per month shall be treated as conveyance expense.
Saturday 07:30 AM to 10:30 AM

vii. Candidates who have applied earlier in response to our advertisement dated August 15, 2018, for this post are required to apply afresh indicating the category they belong to along with the certificate in support of their claim for the reserved post.

viii. The Reserve Bank of India reserves the right to review the rate of remuneration from time to time and alter the duty hours of dispensary at its discretion in case it becomes expedient to suit administrative and operative requirements.

ix. Interested and eligible candidates may please make an Application in the attached format as at Annex-III. The application should be sent in a sealed cover superscribed "Application for engagement of Bank’s Medical Consultant on Contractual Basis (with fixed hourly remuneration)”.

2. Selection Procedure:

i. The Reserve Bank Staff College, Chennai will be conducting an interview for engagement of two BMCs (one unreserved and one reserved for OBC category) on contract basis, with fixed hourly remuneration. The BMC is required to attend the dispensary at Reserve Bank Staff College, Chennai.

ii. Selection will be made through interview of eligible candidates. RBSC reserves the right to raise the minimum eligibility standards etc. in order to limit the number of candidates to be called for interview. The decision of RBSC in this regard will be final. RBSC will not entertain any correspondence with the applicants who have not been called for the interview.

iii. The shortlisted applicant/s after interview will be subjected to medical tests as per prescribed norms. The cost of these medical tests will have to be borne by the applicant/s.

iv. Candidates will be selected for recruitment as BMC on completion of verification of documents with originals and acceptance by them of Terms and Conditions of Contract as per Annex-I and Code of Conduct as per Annex-II.

v. The selected applicant has to sign an agreement for Contract with RBSC before engagement of their services as BMC (on contract basis) with fixed hourly remuneration.

Annex I

Engagement of the services of Bank's Medical Consultant (BMC) on
contractual basis with fixed hourly remuneration

Terms and Conditions of Contract

1. To attend to the dispensary at Reserve Bank Staff College (RBSC), 359, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai–600 018 for duty hours as mentioned in the Notice Inviting Application (NIA) (or for longer periods as may be necessary) excluding Bank holidays subject to the condition that the dispensary will not be kept closed for two successive days.

2. To give advice free of charge, prescribe medicines and administer injections free of charge to the trainee officers at RBSC and members of staff including touring staff of RBSC, the members of their families including dependent parents and retired employee members/their spouses who are members of Medical Assistance Fund (MAF) Scheme, who present themselves during the prescribed time (the timings and/or duration may be changed as and when considered necessary by the RBSC/RBI). To be available for consultation at a private clinic in urgent cases in respect of employees of RBSC at any time with charges at the rate prescribed in the schedule.

3. To provide facilities referred to in paragraph (2) above to the relatives of the employees who have opted for dispensary facilities at RBSC dispensary and facilitate recovery of charges from the employees, if any.

4. To perform duties similar to those of a General Medical Practitioner irrespective of whatever post-graduate or other medical qualifications possessed / acquired in future. To ensure that the qualifications held or acquired by the BMC in future shall not restrict the BMC in rendering services required of a General Medical Practitioner. If as per any stipulations by the Indian Medical Association, the qualification held or acquired by the BMC comes into conflict with RBSC’s requirements as indicated above, to work as a General Medical Practitioner, it may be ensured that no liability or responsibility on this account devolves on RBSC under any circumstances and shall indemnify and keep indemnified RBSC at all times against the same. Your liability will be that of an independent contractor and not that of an agent to the Bank.

5. The duties of the BMC at RBSC will also include, apart from other requirements as mentioned above:

(i) Treatment of minor and major illness of the trainee officers, employees and their dependents, retired staff enrolled with RBSC dispensary.

(ii) Treatment of the trainee officers, employees and their dependents, retired staff in emergency cases brought to the dispensary or in RBSC’s premises or outside RBSC’s premises and reference to appropriate Hospitals whenever called upon to attend even when such necessity arises outside normal working hours.

(iii) Administration of all types of injections - The responsibility for administering all types of injections rests with the BMC for any untoward reaction. As a rule, administration of injections by the Pharmacists in BMC’s absence is to be discouraged. Training the Pharmacists to administer routine and simple type of injections when the work is heavy.

(iv) Important dressings and minor surgeries are to be handled only by the BMC. In case the pharmacist has the requisite competence, routine dressings may be handled by him/her.

6. To visit any member of staff/ trainee officers staying in the Flats/ Hostel whenever required and submit a report on their health. Visit fees will be paid as per the schedule of rates fixed by RBSC/RBI.

7. To issue certificate in support of leave on medical grounds wherever necessary and countersign the certificates produced by the employees from other qualified medical practitioners, if satisfied about the genuineness of the case.

8. To attend to the officers and members of their family at their residence when required by them and will be entitled to charge them a visit fee or consultation fee, as fixed by RBSC/RBI, having regard to the local conditions. The visit fee/consultation fee, so fixed, will be inclusive of charges for administration of injections, etc. No other charges should be levied for such visits.

9. If and when required to do so, a certificate to be issued in such form as may be prescribed by the RBSC/RBI from time to time as to the state of health and / or fitness for service of any employee or any prospective employee who may be selected for appointment at any Office of the Bank.

10. To issue order forms (prescribed) on the approved chemists of RBSC for supply of special/costly drugs or injections required for curative purpose to the staff and forward copies thereof for payment of the relative bills.

11. To facilitate in securing hospital facilities, in case the employees of RBSC or their dependents (for indoor hospitalization under Direct Settlement facility) require such facilities in the hospital.

12. In case of cardio-vascular or other major emergencies and accidents, to accompany the patient to the hospital, if the BMC is available at the location.

13. To inspect RBSC premises/ Officers' Flats/ Officers’ Lounge once in a fortnight (or any such periodicity as decided by RBSC/RBI) and report whether they are kept in a sanitary and hygienic condition.

14. To do prophylactic inoculations for typhoid, etc. and vaccination for small-pox whenever necessary.

15. To submit an annual report as on 30th June every year in the prescribed form on general health of the staff.

16. To be responsible for the proper storage of medicines and their distribution and arrangement of the maintenance of all necessary records for the purpose.

17. To advise on drug indents, and to counter-check the drug stock-balance and consumption.

18. To give professional opinion including reasonableness of the cost of treatment pertaining to the various items of medical claims as and when the same are referred.

19. To attend to any other work assigned by RBSC from time to time relating to administration of Bank's Medical Facilities Scheme and Medical Assistance Fund Scheme including dispensary facility as are generally performed / required to be performed by a General Medical Practitioner.

20. The remuneration is fixed at Rs.850/- per hour of duty for the entire 3 years of contract. The fixed remuneration is payable on a monthly basis. Further, no superannuation benefits, viz. Pension, Provident Fund or Gratuity will be payable. No leave would be admissible. No perquisites/facilities would be made available. If required to attend to the Dispensary on any public holiday, compensation @ Rs.850/- per hour would be paid. Taxes on the income would be deducted at source as per extant rates and Government notifications.

21. In the event of BMC’s absenting from duty, substitute arrangements, acceptable to RBSC in terms of qualification and experience, shall be made by the BMC at his/her own risk and cost.

22. To adhere to the Code of Conduct for BMCs of RBSC/RBI as given in Annex - II to this terms and conditions.

23. To verify/certify the stock of drugs/medicines on a quarterly basis and submit a report thereof.

24. To prescribe medicines/drugs through the Dispensary Management System or any other software or alternate arrangements made available in RBSC dispensary.

25. The administrative control of the BMC will be with The Principal, Reserve Bank Staff College, Chennai.

26. The contract will be valid for a period of three years from the date of engagement, subject to the applicant accepting the Terms and Conditions in Annex I and adhering to the Code of Conduct of RBSC as given in Annex - II.

27. The engagement under the contract is temporary. No claim by the BMC, on the basis of this contract, for regular employment in the Bank or for pay and perks payable to regular employees of the Bank, shall be entertained, at any stage.

28. RBSC/RBI reserves the right to review the rate of remuneration from time to time and alter the duty hours and location of dispensary at its discretion in case it becomes expedient to suit administrative and operative requirements.

29. The contract is terminable during the period of contract, upon three months’ notice by either side or payment of three months’ remuneration calculated on the basis of hours per month in lieu thereof, in case the contract is terminated by RBSC.

30. Any dispute arising on account of the contract shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts in Chennai.

Annex II

Code of Conduct for Bank’s Medical Consultant (BMC)

1. Every BMC shall observe, comply with and obey all orders and directions which may from time to time be given to him by any person or persons under whose jurisdiction, superintendence or control he may for the time being be placed.

2. Every BMC shall maintain the strictest secrecy regarding Reserve Bank Staff College (RBSC) affairs and the affairs of its constituents and shall not divulge, directly or indirectly, any information of a confidential nature either to a member of the public or of the College's staff, unless compelled to do so by judicial or other authority, or unless instructed to do so by a superior officer in the discharge of his/her duties.

3. Every BMC shall serve the College honestly and faithfully and shall use his/her utmost endeavours to promote the interests of the College and shall show courtesy and attention in all transactions.

4. No BMC shall take an active part in politics or in any political demonstration or stand for election as member for a Municipal Council, District Board or any Legislative Body.

5. No BMC shall become or continue to be a member or office-bearer of, or be otherwise directly or indirectly associated with, any trade union or a federation of such trade union or resort to, or in any way abet, any form of strike or participate in any violent, unseemly or indecent demonstration in connection with any matter pertaining to his/her terms and conditions of contract.

6. No BMC shall contribute to the press anything relating to the affairs of RBSC/RBI without the prior sanction in writing from RBSC or publish any document, paper, or information which may come into his/her possession in his/her capacity as BMC of RBSC.

7. A BMC shall not solicit or accept any gift from any employee.

8. A BMC shall not absent from his/her duties without the permission from RBSC and shall make alternate arrangement acceptable to RBSC during his/her absence. Such alternate arrangement shall not exceed five days at a time.

9. A BMC shall not outsource his/her service to RBSC.

10. A BMC shall -

  1. strictly abide by any law relating to intoxicating drinks or drugs in force in any area in which he may, for the time being, happen to be;

  2. not be under the influence of any intoxicating drink or drug while on duty and shall also take care that performance of his/her duties at any time is not affected in any way by the influence of such drink or drug;

  3. refrain from consuming, in a public place, any intoxicating drink or drug;

  4. not appear in a public in a state intoxication;

  5. not use any intoxicating drink or drug to excess.

Explanation: The term ‘public place’ would include “clubs even exclusively meant for members where it is permissible for the members to invite non-members as guests, bars and restaurants, public conveyance and all other places to which the public have or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise".

11. No BMC shall indulge in any act of sexual harassment of any woman employee at work place.

Explanation: For this purpose, "Sexual Harassment" shall include such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour, whether directly or by implication as:-

(a) physical contact or advances,

(b) demand or request for sexual favours,

(c) sexually coloured remarks,

(d) showing pornography,

(e) any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.

12. The contract is liable to be terminated if the BMC is arrested for debt or on a criminal charge or is detained in pursuance of any process of law.

13. The BMC shall not give, solicit or receive nor shall offer to give solicit or receive, any gift, gratuity, commission or bonus in consideration of or return for the referring, recommending or procuring of any patient for medical, surgical or other treatment. The BMC shall not directly or indirectly, participate in or be a party to act of division, transference, assignment, subordination, rebating, splitting or refunding of any fee for medical, surgical or other treatment.

14. The provision at 13 above shall apply with equal force to the referring, recommending or procuring by the BMC or any person, specimen or material for diagnostic purposes or other study/work.

15. The contract is liable to be terminated in case the BMC commits a breach of the code of conduct of RBSC mentioned above or the terms and conditions of the contract accepted by him/her, displays negligence, inefficiency or indolence, or knowingly does anything detrimental to the interests of RBSC/RBI or in conflict with its instructions or is guilty of any other act of misconduct.