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Compulsory Bond for Super Specialty Doctors: SC sends notice to Govt, MCI


Compulsory Bond for Super Specialty Doctors: SC sends notice to Govt, MCI

 The bond system introduced by Tamil Nadu, the aspirants joining courses at a medical college have to execute a Bond for service of ten years and failure to abide by it would entail a penalty of Rs 2 crore.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a Plea of doctor, aspiring for super speciality courses, challenging the service Bond conditions imposed by various states.

A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao issued a notice to the Centre, the Medical Council Of India and 12 state governments on a Plea filed by the Association Of Medical Super Speciality Aspirants and others.

Senior Advocate Amrendra Sharan, appearing for the doctors, said several states have introduced a Bond system at the time of admission under which an aspirant has to remain in service for 10 years and if he or she breaks the bond, they have to pay Rs 2 crore as penalty.

He said the Bond system introduced by some 12 states was in contravention to the apex court’s earlier verdict which had said that only merit should be the criteria for enrolment to the super speciality courses.

Sharan said in the Bond system introduced by Tamil Nadu, the aspirants joining courses at a medical college have to execute a Bond for service of ten years and failure to abide by it would entail a penalty of Rs 2 crore.

He said under the Bond conditions imposed by some states, the doctors would have to serve three years in rural and difficult areas, where there are no necessary infrastructure for their practice.

Terming the Bond system as discriminatory, Sharan said it went against the existing Law and the court will have to decide the issue.

The bench said it would look into the matter and sought responses from Centre, Medical Council Of India and state governments.

The super speciality course aspirants had claimed that due to the Bond conditions in various states, doctors have not joined the courses last year, entailing a huge loss to the public exchequer.


Source: PTI
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  1. Why only doctor\’s are always targeted. Politicians,MLAs, Ministers etc., not allowing loksabha n vidhansabha to work.still get salary. They are not working in their area. They should sign bond regarding work bond .

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    Shilpa Agarwal May 5, 2018, 11:47 pm

    Highly discriminating law. Y it\’s only imposed on doctors time and again.
    If gov really thinks it will help then it should be equally applicable to all students of every stream availing education in gov schools and colleges

  3. This is a voluntary step taken to avoid students who do not belong to Tamil nadu. Anyways…..All post graduates have completed their bond after their pg. This kind of superimposing is not discipline and non Tamil doctors really can\’t stay in Tamil nadu. Same thing with all states. I personally feel If an option is given to superspeciality doctors about service…..I\’m sure they wd come up with a plan which meets both ends of service to poor and doctors personal security. Service has to done with love and passion to treat poor patients. Compulsion infers contradictory welcome and this bonded labour will make things worse. Ever since neet SS was introduced, there have been lots of problems ….and why a system which was going smooth for SS entrances was disturbed……?

  4. Bond service for super speciality doctors that too in rural setup. Even mbbs doctors find it difficult to provide care to patients due to poor infra structure. All that you learnt 3years for super speciality will be forgotten in 10years. India and Indian rules and rule makers don\’t care about people and are least bothered about doctors. All they want is vote and money. Rest if you all can go to hell for all they care. India and its people need to wake up and demand what\’s right.. Till then its brain drain.

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    Khemraj sonwani May 4, 2018, 8:57 pm

    It\’s true we failed to recall our ancient physician and surgeons that\’s why we are moving toward mid level service provider . There is no scope of superspecial doctor because in india the value of commen people is few lacks only so it\’s better to compensate than provide salary to such doctor in Govt facility.