The Narendra Modi government at the Centre is planning the exploit the services of IAS, IPS and IRS officers who have medical degrees in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is going to prepare a list of IAS, IPS, IRS officers with an MBBS degree so that they can be engaged more proactively in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Accoring to reports, in a meeting with DoPT officials last week, minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh suggested such a list be prepared so that both the Centre and state governments can utilize the service of such officers if need be.
According to DoPT the decision to prepare such a list was taken one-and-half-months ago.
However, it has been put into action just recently.