Faridkot, April 5
The National Medical Commission (NMC) today asked all medical schools to upload admissions and stipend payment details to the online monitoring system to promote transparency and accountability.
Do it at the same level as government institutions
The NMC letter reads: “Postgraduate students taking degree/diploma courses and super-specialty courses at private medical schools should receive a stipend on the same basis as their peers who study in government institutions.”
The move comes amid allegations that some private medical schools are failing to comply with the National Medical Commission Act while admitting students to postgraduate courses and failing to pay an adequate stipend to junior resident doctors.
Each medical school must provide admission details for each applicant. These details include their AIR in NEET-PG-2020, state rank, percentile score, and the amount of stipend paid to the Junior Resident Physician.
Amid allegations of ghost professors at some medical schools, the NMC has also asked institutions to name the postgraduate teacher under whom students were admitted. Colleges have also been asked to submit details of postgraduate students within two days of the last date of admission to the super-specialty course.
No receipt of online information from the medical schools within the given time frame shall reflect the recommendation to be made by the commission to the Center for the granting of authorization and recognition to the institution for that academic year and subsequent years, warned the NMC. No admission will be permitted beyond the sanctioned admission capacity and deadline. —