Three-year rural service made compulsory for students of Odisha government medical colleges

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has said that students taking admission in state-run medical colleges will have to sign a bond making a commitment that they will serve in backward areas as posted by the government for three years or refund the cost of education, which could be Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.

The MBBS/BDS students will have to serve for three years in the backward areas or else pay Rs 5 lakh to the state. In the case of postgraduate (MD/MS) and super-speciality courses (DM/MCh), the students will have to either serve for three years in the same region or pay Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh respectively.

For the past three years, MBBS and BDS students taking admission under state quota seats were making commitment to work in rural areas. However, the new rule applies to all students, including those students taking admission under the 15% AIPMT (all India pre-medical entrance test) quota, from undergraduate to post doctoral level. [Source: ToI]

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Comment by Dr. M C Gupta, Advocate
2012-07-04 11:59:55

This is on the right lines. This should have been done 50 years ago. The rules were there but nobody enforced them. PG students in the AIIMS were given a “DGHS scholarship” of the royal sum of Rs. 333/- p.m. on the condition that they would join government job if offered. The job was either not offered or, if offered, was declined without any punishment. I also got the scholarship in late sixties.

I hope the government makes it a foolproof arrangement that there are no exemptions whatsoever from the rule.

–M C Gupta

Comment by dr.a.k.patra
2012-07-05 01:47:18

odisa govt. decision for rural service after education is excellent for students seeking admission into MBBS,MS/MD,DM/Mch in govt.institutions.However,odissa govt. should also follow J&K govt.decisions regarding 10 years rural posting compulsory for govt. doctors.

Comment by Cal
2012-07-05 19:10:03

An Unjust, Unnecessary, and Unfortunate decision.

Comment by Shweta
2018-03-30 11:09:38

Though I am not against this rule but it must be logically analysed.. as many students lose a chance to pursue their pg education.. age limit for mbbs is 25 yrs that means a student will complete his mbbs by age of 30 or 31 then 3 urs rural service .. he will turn 33 or 34 but max age limit fir pg entrance is 32.. is not this wired.. either change the age limit for pg and mch or change the rule for bond after the completion of studies one can serve.

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