Govt increases senior residents age limit

The government of India has issued a notification to raise the age limit of Senior Residents from 33 to 37 years in the central government hospitals/ institutions including statutory/ autonomous bodies wholly financed by the central government

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  • The Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare had earlier raised the age limit for appointment of Senior Residents from 30 to 33 years under the Residency Scheme applicable to the central government. hospitals/ institutions including statutory/ autonomous bodies wholly financed by the central government.
  • Medical Council of India vide notification dated 8/06/2017 amended the ‘Minimum Qualification for Teachers in Medical Institutions Regulations, 1998’ vide which among other things, a Senior Resident  is defined under: ‘Senior Resident is one who is doing his/her residency in the concerned post graduate subject after obtaining PG degree (MD/MS) and is below 40 years of age’.
  • Now, the upper age limit for the appointment to the post of central government hospitals/ institutions including statutory/ autonomous bodies wholly financed by the central government shall be 37 years with immediate effect.

Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research said we had raised this demand. “As per medical council of India, having senior resident is mandatory. In order to get the senior residents, age bar has been increased.  As per the new rule, if doctors don’t have experience as a senior resident, we can’t appoint them as a lecturer. Those who are eligible for the posts of lecturers will now have to take up senior residentship. Unless, they do the senior residentship, they can’t be appointed as lecturers. If they want to become a lecturer that doesn’t fit in the current age bar,” he said.