Doctors serving in remote areas entitled for bonus marks in PG
Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Medical Education (DME) to award bonus marks to the assistant surgeons who served in remote areas for admission to the Post Graduate Degree/Diploma Courses for the academic year 2014-15.

Justice B. Rajendran, who allowed the petitions by Dr R Paramaguru and two others, said the petitioners who completed three years of service in rural areas anticipating additional mark are definitely entitled to such incentive.

The petitioner doctors were appointed as Assistant Surgeon by the Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and were posted in Hilly/remote and difficult areas.

In the meanwhile, the DME invited applications for admissions to Post Graduate Degree/Diploma Courses for which these doctors had also applied.

According to them they are entitled to get additional/bonus marks as service candidates who served in remote, difficult and hill areas as contemplated under the December 30, 2010 Government Order.

The doctors further contended that they are entitled to get additional three marks out of 10 provided for this purpose.

He further said that a perusal of the Government order dated 30.12.2010 would indicate that those who serve in the place of posting at least for three or five years would be entitled for incentives besides that such service rendered by them would be entitled for award of addition/bonus marks for admission into PG Courses.

The Judge said in the light of the above the petitioner doctors herein are entitled to get two more marks for each of the year of their service as per sub clauses 2 and 3 of clause 38 of the prospectus for the admissions.