BENGALURU: Nearly 2,500 resident doctors in the state will get a stipend hike of Rs 5,000 within a fortnight.
The state cabinet on Monday approved the hike, which has been a long-pending demand of resident doctors in government medical colleges.
Briefing the media after the cabinet meeting, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said the raise will come into effect immediately after the issuance of a government order which is expected in 10 days.
He said the hike in stipend would result in an additional annual burden of Rs 26.44 crore to the state exchequer.
Resident doctors had been demanding an adequate hike in stipend for a long time and they had gone on strike thrice in the last two years.
As per the cabinet decision, the stipend for trainee MBBS doctors would be hiked from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 and that of PG doctors from Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 for the first year, from Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 for the second year and from Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000 for the third year.
Likewise, the stipend for those doing specialty studies in medicine would be Rs 40,000 (now Rs 35,000) for the first year, Rs 45,000 (now Rs 40,000) for the second year and Rs 50,000 (Rs 45,000 now) for the third year.
Other Cabinet Decisions
Grant of Rs 1,000 crore to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) under the Nagarothana scheme announced in the budget for Bengaluru city infrastructure for the year 2015-16 was ratified.
- Development of Madivala Lake as a biodiversity lake at a cost of
- Rs 24.72 crore.
- Construction of underpass near Bangalore International Exhibition Centre on Bengaluru-Nelamangala stretch to curb accidents.
- Rs 93 crore for setting up of Aerospace Common Finishing Facility (ACFF) in Bengaluru.