The Tamil Nadu Compulsory Rural Service Model
|Differences between the Proposed Post MBBS Rural Scheme and Rural Service following Tamil Nadu PG
|Proposed Post MBBS Rural Service
|Rural Service following Tamil Nadu PG
|After Post Graduation (Diploma / MD / MS)
|1 year –includes 4 months of service each in villages, governmnet hospitals and medical colleges
|2 or 5 years (2 years for Most specialities and 5 years for scarce specialities)
|A doctor can work in a place for 4 months only
|A doctor can continue in the same station as long as he prefers to.
|Appointed on Contract Basis
|Appointed under Rule 10 A 1 of Tamil Nadu Subordinate ServiceRules
|Regular time scale of pay
|Increments as for other government servants
|Pay: Rs 8000 per month
|Appointed in Scale of Pay 15600-39100 GP 5400. May receive around Rs.40000 per month in 2014. The actual amount varies as per the station posted
|Not eligible for medical leave / maternity leave etc
|Eligible for all kinds of leave like any other government servant
|Doctor will complete his service and should wind up after the completion of 1 year.
|Can continue in the same post if the doctor wishes, by applying for the Special TNPSC Exams and getting selected in Special TNPSC or getting selected in a General TNPSC. Once selected by the TNPSC Exams, service will be counted from the date of joining in Tamil Nadu Medical Services
|Period not Eligible for Service Benefit date” in TN PG Entrance Exams
|Once selected by TNPSC, the period will be counted for “PG Eligibility”. (ie) A diploma candidate who has joined Post PG RuralService and has worked for 2 years and cleared a TNPSC, will be considered as “Inservice Candidate”A Master Degree Candidate who has joined Post PG Rural Service and has worked for 2 years and cleared a TNPSC, will be considered as “Inservice Candidate” in TN Superspeciality Entrance Exams (See Below)
Because of the benefits attached to this model, most doctors, who pursue PG as Private Candidates opt to work for 2 years in Tamil Nadu Medical Services. Only a few pay the bond amount and opt out. Among the doctors who work for 2 years, many prefer to stay by clearing the Special TNPSC that is regularly conducted.
|Number of Doctors selected for permanent appointment
In the one such Special TNPSC Exam conducted in November 2009 , 2107 doctors (who had been initially appointed on temporary basis) have opted to continue in Government Service. The next such Exam is on 22/09/2013 and 2594 doctors are taking that exam