After the National Medical Commission’s recent announcement regarding the schedule for the admissions in postgraduate medical courses, the state health department has introduced a ‘bond policy’ for medical students applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on all-India quota basis in the state-run colleges of Gujarat.
Until now, the stated bond-policy was mandatory only for the state-quota students. However, the new circular will cover students from all across India applying for medical courses for the academic year 2022-23.
The current circular was announced by the State Commissioner of Health, Medical Services and Medical Education on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
The Health Department has made it mandatory for state-quota PG students to sign-up bonds worth INR 40 lakhs each and the students are expected to work at the government-run health centres in rural areas for a year failing which the students will be required to pay the bond amount.
On the same pattern, the undergraduate students will have to sign the bonds worth INR 20 lakh each.
According to the sources, the amount stated under the policy is nearly the same as the amount specified for the state-quota students.
Nearly 210 undergraduate medical seats and approximately 550 postgraduate seats fall under all-India quota-based provisions.
The counselling sessions will be held from September 15 and will conclude on 27th of this month.