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Maternity, Paternity leave for DNB, FNB Candidates: NBE issues clarification

Maternity, Paternity leave for DNB, FNB Candidates: NBE issues clarification

New Delhi: Bringing relief to candidates who are pursuing DNB/FNB with various institutions under the aegis of National Board of Examinations ( NBE), the body has released a public notice, clearly stating that such candidates who have joined after 2018, will be entitled to Maternity / Paternity leave as per the Central or State Government policies, whichever is applicable to DNB/FNB training institute.

This comes after a representation in this regard was submitted by a group of DNB doctors to NBE pointing out that while new rules for notified by the  central government ( and adopted by various state government and organizations), NBE was still following the 2012 rules whereby female candidates were permitted a maternity leave of 90 days once during the duration of entire DNB course.

Doctors asked NBE, a statutory body to provide Maternity leaves as per recent laws ( 26 weeks as per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) act 2017) for the benefit of DNB/FNB trainees.

Responding to the point raised by the doctors, through a recent notice, National Board Of Examinations informed about the clarification on maternity/paternity leave for DNB/FNB trainees. The notice states the following:

1. As per the revised leave rules dated 20.03.2018 candidates join on or after 2018 can avail Maternity / Paternity leave, as per the Central or State Government policies, whichever is applicable to DNB/FNB training institute.

2. Any Leave availed by the DNB/FNB Trainee other than the eligible leave mentioned in the revised leave rules dated 20.03.2018, shall lead to an extension of DNB /FNB training to complete the prescribed duration of training as mentioned in the information bulletin and registration letter.

3. DNB/FNB trainees are eligible for stipend either during the leave period or extension of training period as per the policies of the DNB/FNB training institute and prevailing rules.

4. DNB/FNB trainees are required to complete their training, including the extension of training (wherever applicable), by the prescribed cut-off date, for being eligible to DNB/FNB Exit Examination.

5. The eligibility for DNB/FNB Final Examination shall be determined strictly in accordance with the criteria prescribed in the respective information bulletin.

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  1. NBE follows AIIMS leave rules for DNB trainees but it does not provide encashment of accumulated leaves like AIIMS or other Govt Institutes . Most of the rules are just cut paste type & even not clear to board, they provide only clarification once problem is raised to them in form of complaint only. God Save….

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    Dr c v natarajan September 6, 2018, 5:05 pm

    in the event of one being granted Maternity leave of 26 weeks, and required to undergo extended period of training later, how one can finish by the due date? Request clarification.

  3. if 26 weeks of maternity leave is given, and individual is to go thro this period as extended period, how can o kindly clarifyne finish by cut off date?

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    RAMESHCHANDRA BIRLA September 6, 2018, 1:58 pm

    Hightime d Drs especially Female Drs need2b considered as normal Human beings like nonmedical females They r Drs but also a female nds same fascilities like other streams of d societies

  5. Sir,if we are taking the maternity leave duration as per state or central government policies that is usually 6 months will that lead to extention of the course??

  6. DNB or any PG degree is not an employment. If so much leave is granted how the student will do thesis and complete curriculum.

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    RAMESHCHANDRA BIRLA September 6, 2018, 1:52 pm

    Female candidates r also human being &proper age is 20 to 28 for childbearing As it is marriages r late in medical curriculum and missing family life too when d board allows them to complete tenure what is wrong ?

  8. Does that mean you can complete your family only after finishing all possible courses?