Vet Recruitment Plans to Address Under-staffing31 July 2013
INDIA – The Assam Public Service Commission has launched a recruitment drive after chronic under-staffing of veterinary doctors has caused a drop in cattle health in the region.
More than five times the recommended number of cattle is currently under the official care of Assam’s 571 veterinary doctors, according to a range of sources.
Government standards set out a system in which every vet is responsible for 5,000 head of cattle – currently the figure is 26,000 head.
Vacancies amount to 115 posts with 200 new hospitals proposed for construction.
The project is expected to be completed in five years.