Lucknow: In a bid to check the depleting number of specialists in the Provincial Medical and Health Services (PMHS), the UP government has made it mandatory for government doctors seeking the NOC to pursue post-graduate courses to serve in the cadre for at least 10 years. Those who don’t do so will have to pay back Rs 1 crore as penalty to the government.
“The in-service doctors who undertake PG courses will have to give in writing that they would return to the primary cadre upon completion of their programme and serve for minimum 10 years. If they fail, they will have to pay a fine of Rs 1 crore to the state exchequer,” said additional chief secretary Amit Mohan Prasad. Rules in this regard had been framed through an order issued by the Yogi Adityanath government in April 2017. Prasad issued a fresh order on Thursday to enforce this order strictly. It also stated that in-service doctors who leave the PG course mid-way will be debarred from taking PG exams for three years. tnn