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Govt threatens with MESMA
And this is what the rules say
As per the directives of the Honourable Supreme Court in its judgement dated,25.9.87, in writ petition No. 348-352 of 1985, all the State Governments, Medical Institutions and Universities are required to amend their rules and regulations to introduce a uniform residency scheme by 1993.
In this connection Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India has sent directive to all states & U.T. administrations vide letter No. S-11014/3/91/ME (P) dated 05 June, 1992.
The Medical council of India has also stated that “all candidates joining post graduate training programme must work as full time residents during the whole period of their training programme. The post graduate students shall be paid adequate remuneration irrespective of the status of the institution whether Government/Private/Autonomous”.