PATNA: The Junior Doctors Association (JDA) of Bihar on Wednesday said the new system as envisaged by the state government to recruit doctors without written test would do injustice to the MBBS, BDS and MD students of government medical colleges.
The state government has decided to appoint doctors in government departments through Bihar Technical Service Commission (BTSC) on marks basis. JDA president Dr Vinay Kumar Yadav said the government decision to amend the existing process of recruitment would be disadvantageous to the government medical college students. “As has been reported, the students will be recruited on the basis of their marks obtained in MBBS, BDS and MD examinations. If compared, we find a gap of almost 12-15% in marks obtained by the toppers of government-run medical colleges and those from private colleges,” he said and added, “There is a huge difference in marking pattern in government and private medical colleges.”
Dr Vinay further said an applicant might produce fake degree. “If the government does not consider our plea, we will start statewide protests,” he said.
In Bihar, there are 3 private medical colleges — Katihar Medical College and Hospital, Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College (Kishanganj) and Narayan Medical College and Hospital (Sasaram) while there are ten government colleges — Patna Medical College and Hospital, Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, IGIMS, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences (Pawapuri), Darbhanga Medical College, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (Bhagalpur), SK Medical College (Muzaffarpur), Government Medical College (Bettiah) and AIIMS.
The state legislative assembly passed the amendment bill on Monday. Earlier on May 28, CM Nitish Kumar had announced that doctors and engineers need not appear for written exam for government jobs.