Chennai: Through a recent notification, Tamil Nadu Health and Family Welfare Department has informed about the amendment issued on the incentive scheme for PG medical admissions.
The incentive marks will be awarded to the in-service NEET PG candidates for their service rendered in the remote difficult rural areas for admission to Post Graduate, PG Medical courses by considering their working places.
As mentioned in the recently issued notice notifying about the said amendment on PG Medical admissions, lists of ESI Dispensaries and ESI Hospitals have been added to the classified areas including Difficult Area (Hills), Difficult Area (Plains), Remote Areas, Rural Areas and Urban Areas.
The details of incentive marks earmarked to the in-service Medical Officers are as follows:-
1. Difficult Areas in Hills: 10 % of marks per year
2. Difficult Areas in Plains: 9 % of marks per year
3. Remote Area: 8 % of marks per year
4. Rural Areas: 5 % of marks per year
5. Urban Areas (Municipal /Corporation Areas): No incentive marks
The amendment is pursuant to the case mentioned in the notice. Dr M Sathya and others have filed a Writ Petition before the High Court of Madras with a prayer to award weightage/ incentive marks for the petitioners/ Doctors working in ESI Dispensary depending upon its location in Remote I Difficult I Rural areas.
The HC had ordered:
“Accordingly, the second respondent is directed to include the ESI Dispensaries located in the classified areas, namely, hilly / remote/ rural areas also, as has been done in the previous Academic Year 2018-2019, in the impugned G.0. No.86, dated 06.03.2019 forthwith and the third and fourth respondents are directed to draw the merit list, as scheduled, thereafter and extend the benefit of incentive marks to the Doctors working in ESI Dispensaries, including the petitioners, if the same are located in the classified areas.
This writ petition is allowed in the above terms. There will be no orders as to costs. Consequently, connected miscellaneous petition is closed. “
- The Director of Medical and Rural Health Services (ESI) has furnished the list of ESI Dispensaries I Hospitals to incorporate in the G.O.(Ms).No.86, Health and Family Welfare (MCA 1) Department, dated 06.03.2019 in the respective categories to the Secretary, Selection Committee based on the orders of the Hon’ble Court
- The Additional Director of Medical Education/Secretary, Selection Cornrnittee has forwarded the list of ESI Hospitals and Dispensaries furnished by the Director of Medical and Rural Health Services (ESI) by identifying the ESI Hospitals and Dispensaries which are located in Hills and Plains, Remote, Rural and Urban areas for grant of incentive marks. Hence, he has requested the Government to issue a necessary amendment to the G.O.(Ms).No.86, Health and Family Welfare (MCA 1) Department, dated 06.03.2019 based on the orders of the High Court of Madras.
- The Government have examined the proposal of the Additional Director of Medical Education I Secretary, Selection Committee in the light of the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Madras and decided to implement the orders of the Hon’ble Court and to issue a necessary amendment to G.O.(Ms).No.86, Health and Family Welfare (MCA 1) Department, dated 06.03.2019, so as to incorporate the ESI Dispensaries and Hospitals in the respective categories classified in the above said Government Order. The Government accordingly do and hereby direct that the following amendments be issued to the G.O.(Ms.) No.86, Health & Family Welfare Department, dated 06.03.2019
To view the amendment and the lists of ESI Dispensaries and ESI Hospitals have been added to the classified areas including Difficult Area (Hills), Difficult Area (Plains), Remote Areas, Rural Areas and Urban Areas; Click on the link mentioned below:
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the working places for these in-service candidates are segregated into three categories on the basis of difficulties in working at these places. The categories have been defined as Category A, B and C.
Category A consists of the most difficult areas to work in therefore the NEET PG candidates working in these areas are eligible for 100% of the maximum permissible incentive marks.
- All posts in all Government Institutions in backward districts with difficult areas, having a low density of doctors, high vacancies and poor health indicators
- Posts in all CEmONC/Trauma/Accident/Emergency care/NICU/SNCU Units, irrespective of the location of such units in any type of institution, district and geography.
NEET PG Candidates working in Category B areas are eligible for 40% of the maximum permissible incentive marks. Posts in all Government Institutions, except such institutions coming under Category (A) and (C).
Category C Posts not eligible for any incentive marks. These include
- Posts in all medical college hospitals, except such specific difficult areas of functions as defined in Category (A-3)
- Posts in all Government Health Institutions located within municipal and corporation limits, except such areas defined under Category (A).
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