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Quota for Government service doctors in DNB courses: Minister Apprises Parliament

Quota for Government service doctors in DNB courses: Minister Apprises Parliament

New Delhi: The issue of Quota for Government service doctors in DNB courses was recently raised in the parliament, when Rajya Sabha member sent written questions to the Minister of Health and Family Welfare about the stand of National Board of Examinations in this regard

Through a written reply, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Shri Ashwani Kumar Choubey informed the Parliament that The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has informed that the allotment of DNB seats is done through a national level centralized merit-based counselling on pan India basis with provision for only constitutional reservation for SC/ST/OBC categories. There is no provision for quota for in-service candidates in the DNB programme since it is a national level centralized counselling.

Responding to another question whether the state of Karnataka has requested to provide seats to in-service candidates working in rural areas as well as the steps that the Ministry is going to take to give weightage for Government or rural service before deciding the eligibility for DNB courses before NEET and/ or quota for Government in-service doctors in DNB courses, the Minister replied as follows

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Yes, NBE has received communications from the Government. of Karnataka requesting provision for weightage for service in public health institutions in rural areas in the qualifying examination and earmarking of 100% DNB seats, for in-service doctors for the DNB courses organized in Government hospitals in the State of Karnataka.

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NBE has further informed that the Government of Karnataka has decided to accept the general candidates for DNB courses under a bond to serve in Government hospitals for 3 years after clearing their DNB courses which has been agreed to by NBE.

Medical Dialogues had recently reported that 7 district hospitals in remote areas of the state this year started their journey with NBE courses with as many as 51 DNB seats. These seats span across variety of PG courses including DNB in medicine, Gynaecology, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology being some specialisations. The doctors joining these courses also signed a bond for three year bond with the government to serve at the district hospitals at the state.

Read Also: Addressing specialists shortage- How DNB courses are helping Karnataka District Hospitals


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  1. What i think is …Reservation in any stream should not be given on basis of caste but on basis of annual income.

  2. Reservations should be banned in teaching and medical services. These two are very critical for nation to grow. Or other wise, who ever proposes this should get treatment from so called doctors from reservations quota. If you believe reservations in medical field will improve their status then you should have a faith in doctors who studied in reservation qouta.

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    Dr madhavi reddy December 25, 2018, 7:13 pm

    I think government should provide study facilities for economically backward students,but not provide reservations to any particular cast.Those who have brains and those who study should get the seat.In health sector if they give seats based on cast and not to those with brain the quality of sevices naturally comes down

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    Dr. S. Nagaraja Davangere December 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

    Reservations should be only for poor, economically weak families irrespective of caste. If this facility is availed by parents, then their children should not be given the reservation. Alas!! In India that will not happen. Only politicians and influential people get the reservation for generations. Poor remain poor. Any one in India to fight for this????

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    Riyazul Qamar Khan December 25, 2018, 5:33 pm

    The whole of this country is poor,. Based on the criteria of poverty you can\’t provide reservation to entire nation

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    Dr madhavi reddy December 25, 2018, 7:25 pm

    In this context poor means who have annual income <1 lakh.and even for poor there should not be any reservation instead the govt should provide facilities to study.

  7. There is no reservation facility for super speciality courses……. Then why our super speciality branches in country are still not as great as other countries……
    Is reservation a true culprit of India???
    Think again!

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    Dr madhavi reddy December 25, 2018, 7:21 pm

    Mr xyz seeing that your english is good you must have been to a good private school which means your family is not economically backward,then why do you need reservation?

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    Dr madhavi reddy December 25, 2018, 7:16 pm

    Yes reservation is the true culprict…I assume you have reservation so you are talking in favour so that you can get your seat without any difficulty