New Delhi: Nearly 450 interns in three
medical colleges in the capital will get about 80 per cent
increase in their stipend amount with the Finance Ministry
giving its go ahead to a proposal in this regard.
The stipend of interns at Maulana Azad Medical College,
Lady Hardinge College and the University College of Medical
Sciences here will be increased from Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,900 per
month, sources said.
The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) under the Finance
Ministry has approved a proposal of the HRD Ministry for a
hike in the stipend amount.
The stipend of these interns was last fixed in 1999.
There has been no revision since. However, the stipend of
their counterparts in autonomous institutions like AIIMS was
revised two years ago.
The University Grants Commission then suggested hike in
the stipend amount of interns in these three medical colleges.
The decision of the government has put an end to the
long-pending demand of these students.
The increase in the stipend amount will be effective
after the UGC notifies the revised stipend structure. The
approval of the Finance Ministry paves the way for
notification of the new stipend structure.
The three medical colleges are attached to Delhi