Rajasthan High Court rules for bonus marks to doctors serving in rural areas
| Saturday | 30th March, 2019
JAIPUR: Giving a relief to nearly 2,500 doctors serving in rural areas, a division bench of Rajasthan High Court ordered to continue the 10% incentive marks for the purposes of determining their merit at the NEET PG 2019 examination for admissions into PG medical courses to these doctors.
The bench has thus quashed the earlier order of March 15, which mentioned, “Bonus marks as incentive based on service in rural areas for admission to PG medical courses cannot therefore be granted.”The state government grants incentive marks to its MBBS in-service doctors for serving in rural, remote or difficult areas.
“The court has allowed our appeal and the judgement of March 15, was set aside,” said Vigyan Shah, one of the counsel for the petitioners.
The question before the court that came was that whether there was any objective criterion and material in regard thereto before the state government/competent authority, on the basis of which it identified remote and/or difficult or rural areas, on service where the in-service candidates would be entitled to bonus marks by way of incentives and whether following such identification, the places identified were notified by the state government/competent authority.Following this order the in-service doctors approached the double bench comprising Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice G R Moolchandani.
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