Lucknow: The reserved seats in government hospitals can be filled by general category candidates, as per the report published in local media this facility has been given by the Directorate General Medical Education and training, (DGMET) government of Uttar Pradesh for the vacancies in the compulsory service bond for the NEET Postgraduate (PG) batch of 2020, the online counselling for which is underway. The posts are temporary in nature.
According to the rules The Post Graduate doctors are compulsorily required to provide services at government medical colleges for two years, they are also required to fill the Bond prior to their admission to this effect, failing which they shall have to pay a heavy penalty.
In compliance with NMC Bill, the Uttar Pradesh Government had introduced two years Compulsory Service Bond in medical courses. In a letter dated, March 7, 2018, the state government has laid down the guidelines to be followed and has also attached an agreement bond for candidates admitted to state medical colleges. The letter also specifies the bond amount and in case a medical student acts contrary to the bond, they will have to submit the determined bond amount to the state government.
According to the rules of Uttar Pradesh Government ”If the FIRST PARTY' fails to serve the government for a period of two year the FIRST PARTl:' shall forthwith pay a sum of Rs. 40 lacs for Degree and 20 lacs for Diploma, MDS to Government at the specified Government Treasury.”
The online counselling for the appointment of senior resident in various government hospitals is underway since 11th December. The seats are temporary in nature and therefore the provisions of reservation shall not apply.
According to the notice issued by the Directorate General Medical Education and Training (DGMET) Seat Against Conversion is a virtual seat and the candidates will have the option of applying to other reserved seats under Seats Against Conversion. During the allocation process, if there is no suitable candidate from the reserved category available for the vacancies, the seats will be filled by candidates from the unreserved category.
The Mooknayak spoke to a doctor working with King George Medical University (KGMU), He said “The seats may not be filled because of the less number of candidates available for the posts.”
Although the seats are temporary in nature but this is not the first instance where the reserved vacancies are being filled by unreserved vacancies, last month KGMU doctors had demonstrated outside their campus against the violation of reservation as an advertisement issued by the medical university had earmarked 69% reservation for the unreserved, 12% for Other Backward Castes, 5% for Scheduled Castes, 0% for Scheduled Tribes, and 10% for Economically Backward Castes, which was a gross violation of reservation rules.