Hyderabad: After Maharashtra which makes students from other states pursuing a PG course in the state sign a bond of Rs. 2 crores, the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have decided to have PG aspirants from other states sign a 50 lakh bond for a two-year period.
TS Medical Education Minister C. Laxma Reddy said, “It has become necessary for us to introduce the bond asking students to opt for government service or pay penalty after completion of course. All other states take such bonds from students. We will take bond for Rs 50 lakh for a two-year period.
Earlier, other state aspirants were not allowed to pursue medical courses in undivided AP and even after bifurcation of state under the provisions of Article 371(D) since 1973. This was done to ensure educational and employment opportunities for domiciles of the states.
The Supreme Court on Friday gave a directive stating that Article 371(D) was applicable only for undivided AP. However, it added that bifurcation changed things and now students from other states were also eligible to pursue medical courses in both TS and AP.
In view of the above, the state governments of both the regions have decided to introduce bonds for these students, a practice that is followed by other states.
Under this, AP students wishing to pursue medical courses in TS, and vice versa, will also have to sign the bond.
Undivided Andhra Pradesh whose geographical division was in the form of Andhra, Rayalaseema, and Telangana. The seats in these two regions were to be filled in the ratio of 85:15 for locals and non-locals in each region. Bifurcation had both the states continue with the same ratio percentage, offering 85 per cent seats to locals and 15 per cent for students of the other Telugu state.
Now, this 15 per cent quota of non-locals has been opened up to students from other parts of the country, These seats are to be filled based on the basis of NEET PG rankings reports Deccan Chronicle.