Govt yet to notify 1-year compulsory rural posting for PG medical aspirants

The government is yet to notify the MCI proposal to make one year rural posting at a public health centre (PHC) mandatory for a MBBS student to apply for admission in a postgraduate course, according to Health Minister J P Nadda.
The proposal of Medical Council of India (MCI) to amend the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, which makes one year rural posting at a Public Health Centre (PHC) mandatorily for a MBBS student to apply for admission in a PG course, is not yet notified, the minister said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
In order to encourage the doctors working in remote and difficult areas, the MCI with the previous approval of the central government has amended the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000.
The amendment provides 50 per cent reservation in postgraduate diploma courses for medical officers in the government service, who have served for at least three years in remote and difficult areas.
It also provides incentive at the rate of 10 per cent of the marks obtained for each year in service in remote or difficult areas up to the maximum of 30 per cent of the marks obtained in the entrance test for admissions in postgraduate medical courses, said the health minister.

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