Bihar Govt Colleges To Not Charge Fees From Foreign Medical Graduates For Internships
Foreign medical graduates in Bihar received a positive development as the state government declared that government medical colleges and hospitals will waive all fees for granting permission for internships. Furthermore, these graduates will now receive stipends and other benefits equivalent to those offered to Indian medical graduates. These decisions were made during a cabinet meeting led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. S Siddharth, Additional Chief Secretary (Cabinet Secretariat), affirmed that foreign medical graduates will no longer be required to pay fees for internships in government medical colleges or hospitals within the state. The maximum quota for foreign medical graduates in internships will be 7.5 percent of the total permitted seats in the respective institutes. Siddharth mentioned that many of these graduates were individuals who returned to India due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the incomplete internships resulting from the Ukraine war.
Additionally, the Bihar cabinet approved a policy to regulate chit fund companies operating within the state. Siddharth stated that this policy enables the government to seize the assets of illegally operating chit fund companies. Moreover, the cabinet announced incentives for establishing compressed biogas units. The state government will provide a 15 percent incentive based on the total capital investment, or up to Rs 5 crore for general category investors.