Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 27
To ensure better medical education and infrastructure facilities for students, the Punjab Cabinet has decided to increase the fee for the MBBS course in government and private medical colleges in the state.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said the fee for the MBBS course in government colleges was last notified in 2015 and for private colleges in 2014. With massive surge in the price index over the years, these colleges were facing fiscal problems and were unable to meet the norms of the Medical Council of India, thus necessitating a fee hike, the spokesperson said.
These colleges had, in fact, been seeking fee hike for a long time as they were facing hardships to provide good infrastructure and impart quality education to the students at the current fee rates.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet also approved the administrative reports of the Transport Department for the year 2016-17 and 2007-18.
The Cabinet also cleared the amendment in the Punjab Agricultural Group-A Service Rules, 2013.
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