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Pay of government doctors in Karnataka scales up

Pay of government doctors in Karnataka scales up

With an intention to attract more manpower, pay increased in the range of 5,000 to 35,000

Amidst the recent strike news coming from commercial capitals of north and west regions of India, the news deep down south seems to bring some cheers to the medical profession. Karnataka state government has recently announced a pay hike for its doctors; driven by a long term investment objective to hire more doctors. Taking into account the current pay scale for MBBS or BDS qualified doctors, post graduate degree or diploma qualification, and super speciality doctors, the increase is applicable with an immediate effect. The hike in pay is in the range of INR 5,000 to 35,000; which is a considerable pay to boost the recruitment sentiment in the government-run administration.

According to PTI:-

The monthly salary of MBBS or BDS qualified doctors with six years experience has been increased from Rs 54,989 to Rs 59,989, with six to 13 years experience from Rs 63,620 to Rs 68,620, with 13 to 20 years experience from Rs 73,569 to Rs 78,569 and with 20 years from Rs 87,649 to Rs 92,649.

The hike is effective today, Health Minister U T Khader said making the announcement in the Assembly.

Khader said for doctors with post graduate degree or diploma qualification with 6 years experience, the pay has been increased from Rs 59,780 to Rs 84,780, with 6-13 years experience from Rs 70,166 to Rs 95,166 and with 13-20 years experience from Rs 87,919 to Rs 1,12,919.

For Super Speciality Doctors with 6 years experience, the pay has been increased from Rs 62,980 to Rs 92,989, with 6-13 years from Rs 72,466 to Rs 1,02,466 and those with 13-20 years from Rs 84,319 to Rs 1,19,319.

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