Re-Designate Final Year DNB Trainees as Senior Residents with stipend: Natboard tells institutes
New Delhi: Reiterating its advisory for Final Year DNB trainees in view of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Board of Examination (NBE) has directed all its institutes to re-designate such medicos as Senior Resident along with a stipend, for the period of extension of training which is beyond their scheduled date of training completion and three months of mandatory extension.
This comes in the wake of the recent advisory issued by the National Medical Commission (NMC) holding not paying a stipend to the residents and refusing to relieve them by holding their documents after completion of their tenure as "Illegal".
In January, the National Board of Examination (NBE) had extended the training of all the NBE trainees of the certain DNB batches whose scheduled tenure is ending in 2021, by a period of "three months" beyond their scheduled date of completion of training, across all the courses (DNB/DrNB/FNB).
Later in May, the NBE issued an advisory on 04.05.2021 whereby it has been notified that the services of all DNB trainees of below mentioned batches as Residents shall be continued to be utilized at NBEMS accredited institutions, over and above their mandatory 3 months' extension.
DNB Broad Specialty (Post MBBS)
DNB Broad Specialty (Post Diploma)
Thereafter, when the Delhi High Court supported the training extension while holding it reasonable in COVID times, the Natboard issued a fresh advisory dated 01.06.2021 that all Final Year trainees of aforementioned batches shall continue to discharge the duties as may be prescribed by their institutions, for the period as mentioned below:
DNB Broad Specialty trainees, till fresh batches of DNB Broad Specialty trainees for 2021 admission session have joined at respective institutions or counseling for NEET-PG 2021/DNB-PDCET 2021 is concluded, whichever is earlier.
Recently, after the students started complaining that despite their three-year residency being completed their Institutes were withholding their documents and also were not paying them their due stipend, the NMC declared that not paying a stipend to the residents for their service and refusing to relieve them by holding their documents after completion of their tenure are "Illegal".
Issuing an advisory in this regard, the Apex medical education regulatory body, NMC clarified:
1. Wherever the examinations are not yet over, the Postgraduate students should be paid the stipend till their services are availed.
2. Wherever the examinations have been held and the results are declared, the successful MD/MS and DM/M.Ch candidates shall be designated as Senior Residents and Assistant Professors, respectively, and be paid accordingly.
3. If the Institutes do not want their services, they should be relieved and all their documents should be returned.
Now, in accordance with the NMC advisory, the Natboard has reiterated its advisory for trainees and institutes directing them to re-designate such DNB Final Examination qualified trainees as Senior Resident/ Registrar/ Junior Consultant/ Tutor etc., along with stipend, for the period of extension of training which is beyond their scheduled date of training completion and three months of mandatory extension.
The NBEMS accredited institutions are advised as under:
1. If the institutions want the services of DNB Final Year trainees to continue beyond their mandatory 3 months of extension, they shall be required to re-designate such DNB Final Examination qualified trainees as Senior Resident/ Registrar/ Junior Consultant/ Tutor etc., whichever may be appropriate for the institution concerned, for the period of extension of training which is beyond their scheduled date of training completion and three month of mandatory extension.
2. The NBEMS accredited institutions are at liberty to pay the emoluments for the redesignated period of extension over and above the minimum stipend prescribed for DNB trainees as per NBEMS guidelines.
3. If the institutions do not want the services of DNB Final Year trainees beyond completion of their scheduled training and mandatory 3 months of extension, they are at liberty to release the trainees with all their original documents including the Final Training Completion Certificates with intimation to NBEMS about the same.
To view the official NBE advisory, click on the following link: