AFMC Bond conditions to be changed from 2018 as the number of candidates are increasing every year who quit the AFMC after training despite the bond with the organization for 14 years for short commission service and 20 years for permanent commission as a military doctor. The parliament panel has decided to hike the amount for exiting the bond up to 2 crores for PG doctors and 1 crore for UG doctors from 28 lakhs and 25 lakhs respectively. AFMC admits a total of 130 students every year for the various medical program.
- The committee is strict against the candidates who trained under Armed Forces Medical Colleges and left the institute after a year by putting various reasons. The report says around 20% candidates are leaving the organization every year.
- The centre cannot hold the original documents of the doctors who refuse to serve as Short Service Commission Officers after completing their studies from armed forces.
Comparing the AFMC Bond
Earlier Amount of Exit Bond Money
Current Amount of Exit Bond Money
Doctors who quit after Post Graduation
|Rs 28 Lakhs||Rs. 2 crores|
Doctors who quit after Under Graduation
|Rs. 25 Lakhs||Rs. 1 crore|
- The candidates who have completed their graduation and post graduation from one of the prestigious institutes in India gets several benefits.
- Therefore the bond things exist, the candidates are still quitting. However, defence ministry panel asked to raise the bond exit amount and this result parliamentary panel has made changes in the policy.
What is AFMC?
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is one of the top medical colleges in India located in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra. The college is managed by the Indian Armed Forces. It mainly works to provides Undergraduates and Post Graduates Doctor who can serve the Indian Armed forced after training in the institute. More than 6000 doctors have been graduated from AFMC so far. The institution is responsible for providing the entire pool of specialists and super specialists to the Armed Forces. The admission in AFMC is done on the basis of NEET scores.
Highlights of the AFMC News
- The AFMC bond exit amount has been changed from 2018.
- The panel has decided to hike the amount for exiting the bond up to Rs. 2 crores for Doctors
- Whereas the amount of the UG Doctors has been hiked up to Rs. 1 crore
- According to report, 20% medical graduates leave the organization every year.
- Students trained at the institute are required to serve as military doctors for at least 14 years for short service commission.
- However, it would be 20 years for the permanent commission after graduation.
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