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UP govt to open 16 medical colleges under PPP mode, releases expression of Interest for Private Participants
Lucknow: Going ahead with its plan to bring in more private participation for setting up of medical colleges in unserved disctricts of the state, the UP government has now released Expression of Interest (EOI) ( Instructions to Applicants) for the same The document issued by the Directorate General of Medical Education and Training, Government of Uttar Pradesh and titled " EOI FOR FISCAL...
Lucknow: Going ahead with its plan to bring in more private participation for setting up of medical colleges in unserved disctricts of the state, the UP government has now released Expression of Interest (EOI) ( Instructions to Applicants) for the same
The document issued by the Directorate General of Medical Education and Training, Government of Uttar Pradesh and titled " EOI FOR FISCAL AND NON-FISCAL SUPPORT TO PRIVATE SECTOR ENTITY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL IN UNSERVED DISTRICTS OF UTTAR PRADESH," lays down the various criteria and requirements from expected participants who would join the government in opening medical colleges under this project. The document lays down the eligibility criteria, minimum qualification requirement both in terms of financial and technical terms as well as laying down how applications will be scrutinized by the government
The document states that the DGME, UP has decided to set up medical colleges & hospitals in 16 unserved districts of the state. These include districts of Baghpat, Mainpuri, Sant Kabeer Nagar, Ballia, Rampur, Bhadohi, Kasganj, Maharajganj, Shamli, Chitrakoot, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Mau, Shravasti, Sambhal, and Hathras, all of which currently do not have a medical college in their area
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The authority has come up with a scheme "the Scheme for Government Support to Private Investment in development of Medical College in Unserved Districts" inviting expression of interest (EOI) for the pursuance of investment.
The document lays down that there can be three modes by which private bodies including consortiums can join hands with the goverment. These include
Mode A: Under this Mode, the Applicant shall bring in own operational Hospital, adequate land for setting up of Medical College and all requisite assets for setting up of a Medical College of not less than 100 undergraduate seats, as per applicable norms. The key terms of the Mode A and the application form are annexed herewith at Appendix- II, Annexure A and Annexure B.
Mode B: Under this Mode, the Authority shall provide land on lease to the Applicant for setting up of the Medical College. The Applicant shall bring in an operational Hospital for setting up a Medical College with not less than 100 undergraduate seats. The key terms of the Mode B and the application form are annexed herewith at Appendix- III, Annexure A and Annexure B
Mode C: Under this Mode, the Authority shall provide an existing District Hospital on lease to the Applicant on "as is where is" basis. The Applicant shall have the obligation to bring adequate land parcel in accordance with the extant regulations for the development of medical college infrastructure notified by National Medical Commission (NMC), a body constituted by Central Government under National Medical Commission Act, 2019 from time to time. The key terms of the Mode B and the application form are annexed herewith at Appendix- IV, Annexure A and Annexure B.
The applicants are invited to submit an application for one or more districts. It also mentions that Applications under Mode A shall be given priority over all other Applications, while appplications under Mode B shall be also given priority over Application received under Mode C
The basic Eligibility criteria states that
(a) The Applicant may be a single entity or a group of entities (the "Consortium"), coming together to implement the Project. However, no Applicant applying individually or as a member of a Consortium, as the case may be, can be member of another Applicant. The term Applicant used herein would apply to both a single entity and a Consortium.
(b) A Applicant may be a Society be an University or a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (21 of 1860) or corresponding Acts in other States or a public religious or charitable trust registered under the Trust Act, 1882 (2 of 1882) or the WAKFS Act, 1954 (29 of 1954); an autonomous body promoted by Central or State Government by or under a Statute for the purpose of medical education; or a company registered under the Companies Act, 2013, or any Consortium of eligible entities.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria includes the following
I. To be considered as technically qualified, an Applicant shall fulfill the following minimum eligibility criteria (the "Minimum Eligibility Criteria"):
(a) Technical Capacity: For demonstrating technical capacity and experience (the "Technical Capacity"), the Applicant shall have experience of operating a medical college or minimum  bedded hospital ("Eligible Project (s)") as on day of submission of Application.
(b) Financial Capacity: The single entity Applicant /Lead Member shall have a positive Net Worth (the "Financial Capacity") at the close of the preceding financial year. For the purposes of this EOI, the net worth (the "Net Worth") in case of Company shall mean the aggregate value of the paid-up share capital and all reserves created out of the profits and securities premium account, after deducting the aggregate value of the accumulated losses, deferred expenditure and miscellaneous expenditure not written off, as per the audited balance sheet, but does not include reserves created out of revaluation of assets, write-back of depreciation and amalgamation; For other entities Net Worth shall mean the available corpus/contributions and the reserves. In the event that the Applicant does not meet the Minimum Eligibility Criteria (Technical or /and Financial Capacity) evaluated for as described under this Clause 2.2.2, the Applicant shall be disqualified.
The document informs about the different eligibility criteria required for applicants applying under each different mode
Besides this, the EOI prescribes the process of application and costs involved, how the government will evaluate the applications, what constitutes as fraud and unfair practices, while also laying down the various forms and formats of the applications.
To read the full document click on the following link
http://dgmeup.in/docs/16Expression of Interest (EOI).pdf
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