PGIMS Rohtak threatens protesting MBBS students with ban from exams, hostel eviction

Haryana Bond Policy: PGIMS Rohtak wrote to the parents of protesting students who are demanding bond amount less than Rs 10 lakh, 1 year compulsory service.

Haryana bond policy protest (Source: Official Twitter Account)Haryana bond policy protest (Source: Official Twitter Account)

Vagisha Kaushik | December 7, 2022 | 05:00 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences has warned MBBS students protesting against Haryana bond policy that if they continue to protest they will be rendered ineligible for university exams due to shortage of attendance and will have to vacate hostels. The institute wrote a letter with the subject as “regarding unlawful activity of your ward” to the parents of the agitating students asking them to convince their children not to protest.

“You are hereby once again informed that your son/ daughter are agitating in front of director office, PGIMS, Rohtak since last month which has disrupted the smooth functioning of the administrative office, public work,” read the letter by the PGIMS director.

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In the letter, the institute clarified that the state chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has amended the bond policy and almost all the demands have been sorted out. In view of this, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has called off their strike on December 1, 2022.

The director threatened that if the MBBS students continue their strike then they will become ineligible to appear in their university examinations because of shortage of attendance.

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“Therefore, you are requested to persuade your son/daughter not to participate in strike and advise them to attend their classes immediately, failing which their hostel will got vacated,” the letter further read.

Following the agitation by students, the state government reduced the bond policy amount from Rs 40 lakh to Rs 30 lakh and reduced the duration of the compulsory government service from seven to five years.

Despite these amendments, MBBS student leader Anuj Dhania said that their agitation will continue till their demands are met. The students are demanding reduction of the compulsory government service to one year and the default bond amount to be not more than Rs 10 lakh.

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