The medical education department of Rajasthan has issued a letter stating that the students passing out after completing MBBS from government medical colleges will have to work for at least two years in government hospitals. The letter is issued to all the medical colleges of the state, undergraduate (UG) counseling board of directorate of medical education, Central Board of Secondary Education and Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS) college informing about the decision.
The medical colleges and the state government has made a bond for UG courses compulsory in government state medical colleges for all India and state quota students.
S P Singh, Joint Director Medical Education Department wrote in the letter that it has been decided by the state government that the students selected for the UG course in MBBS will have to fill a bond for commitment to service the state government for two years. If they break the bond, they will have to pay Rs 5 lakh as penalty.
The new decision would be effective from session 2015 and onwards. As per sources, a similar bond of Rs 25 lakh is mandatory for the in-service doctors taking admission in one year certificate course.