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The Minister of Medical Education in Karnataka, Dr. K Sudhakar, gave a green signal on Thursday for the new pension system for teachers and non-teachers in the medical education department.

The program benefits all permanent teachers and non-teachers in government medical, dental colleges and specialty hospitals.

This will benefit a total of 5,949 employees from 27 institutions across the state, of which 2,061 are recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and 3,888 are non-AICTE positions. This will burden the treasury with 77.27 crores annually. The system is effective immediately for all permanent employees who were hired after April 1, 2006.

Before that, a delegation of members of the welfare association of the Department of Medical Education Dr. Sudhakar met when he took command as Minister of Medical Education and presented a memorandum on the implementation of the NPS program.

The Minister had assured them that he would take the necessary measures in this regard. Finance has approved a proposal from the Medical Education Department to implement the NPS. A government ordinance was also issued in this regard.

Given the selfless service that doctors and medical college staff are doing amid the pandemic, Dr. Sudhakar previously asked the Prime Minister to consider this request despite the financial crisis the government has faced due to the COVID crisis.

The CM had that of Dr. Sudhakar agreed to the proposal and instructed Finance to take immediate action.


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