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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Domicile period for medical PG seat to go up from 5 yrs to 10 yrs

Minister for Medical Education Sharanprakash Patil told the Council on Tuesday that the government had decided to increase the domicile period requirement for students from outside the State from five to 10 years to apply for a post-graduate medical seat under government quota. An order to this effect will be issued in a day or two, said Patil.

At present, the policy is to allow students with five-year domicile to seek admission for PG seats under government quota in medical colleges.

Responding to queries, Patil said the State cabinet had already cleared the proposal.The move to scrap the five-year domicile, rule for PGCET comes in the backdrop of students from outside the State taking advantage of the ‘loophole’ to apply for a government quota seat, soon after completing MBBS in Karnataka.

With MBBS itself being a four-year course, the students could remain in Karnataka for one more year and apply for a government seat, which is at a subsidised cost. The minister said the rule was costing students from the State an opportunity to pursue higher studies in medicine.

New C&R rules

In an attempt to bring about transparency in the appointment of directors to prominent medical institutions in the State, the Medical Education department has decided to bring new Cadre and Recruitment (C&R) rules for the specific post.

Replying to a query by senior JD(S) member M C Nanaiah over directors being appointed on ‘payments’, Patil said the new C&R rules would eliminate any doubts over appointments.

“Presently, we have brought in a rule of handing over the charge of the director, once he or she retires, to the seniormost staffer in that institution. Simultaneously, we will call for applications to the posts in a transparent manner. The new C&R rules will be implemented at the earliest,” he said.

The government will appoint a collegium of subject experts under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner to procure medical equipment in each district where the hospital is with the Medical Education department.

The government also plans to set up a not-for-profit organisation in every major city for treatment of cancer patients.

1 comment:

  1. Sharanprakash Patil is communalism personified.