Paving way for the establishment of private medical colleges in Jharkhand, the State Cabinet on Wednesday okayed new policy under which interested parties will be provided a maximum grant of Rs30 crore for the purpose. The cabinet passed a total of 18 proposals including a proposal for modernisation of police department.
“Essentiality certificate will be issued only after they fulfill the preconditions like – minimum of 20 acres of land along with a copy of deed and mutation, a running 300 bed hospital and the interested party must be registered as a company, trust of society. A copy of Income Tax return of the interested party must also be enclosed along with the application,” said Additional Chief Secretary NN Pandey.
According to NN Pandey in case the land is made available by the government, the interested party will have to furnish a solvency certificate of Rs10 crore. The grant money to the parties will be made available by the Ministry of Health.
Out of the total seats in a particular medical college, 50 per cent of the seats will be filled up by the State Government through medical entrance examination conducted through any agency. Incentives have been determined like this – Rs20 crore in two installments for 50 seats, Rs25 crore in three installments for 100 seats and a maximum of Rs30 crore in four installments for 150 seats, he said.