Patna : The Bihar cabinet today gave its nod to increase the monthly stipend by Rs 3,000 of those doing internship in government medical colleges in the state.
Giving nod to the Health department’s proposal, the cabinet increased the stipend of those who are doing internship in all streams in all the government medical colleges, Cabinet Secretariat Department’s Principal Secretary Brijesh Mehrotra said.
Interns of allopathy, ayurved, homoeopathy, Unani and dental will now get Rs 15,000 monthly stipend against the current Rs 12,000 while those doing internship in physiotherapy and occupational therapy will get Rs 11,000 instead of Rs 8,000, Mehrotra said.
The hiked stipend will be implemented with effect from April 1, 2017, he said adding that the hike would put an annual additional financial burden of Rs 4.53 crore on state’s exchequer. The revision of stipend is made every three years, he added.