Maharashtra government on Monday decided to reserve seats in medical colleges for doctors serving in the public sector, according to a report 10 per cent MBBS and 20 percent post medical graduation seats for doctors who are willing to work in interior areas for five and seven years respectively.
With other 37 decisions cleared by the Devendra Fadnavis Cabinet this proposal also get a green light.
The plan to reserve seats in medical courses was to take the advantage of the competition and desire among students to opt for admissions to medical colleges for improving rural recruitment of doctors and specialists.
Now the state medical education department will approach the state legislature for approval to the draft legislation and the plan is to implement the incentive scheme from the next academic year.
In the state, medical and dental graduates, postgraduates and super-specialty students from government-run colleges are required to spend a year at a state-run rural healthcare centre after the completion of their course. Students fail to do so must pay a fine.
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Until now the farmers could only avail waivers of loans taken from banks or government-approved sources but other decisions at the Cabinet meet included a waiver of loans secured by farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada from private moneylenders.
The officials also claimed the waiver amount may run into about Rs 200 crore, the government said that it was a “one-time relaxation”.
Five major dam projects including one that would bring additional water to Mumbai get a nod from cabinets.