Suffering from AIDS? Babus to declare before Bangkok training

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New Delhi, Aug 30: Babus will have to declare their AIDS and pregnancy status in case they want to go for a month long training programme in Bangkok on economy of the country.

Senior officials have been asked to furnish a medical certificate declaring their status of HIV, pregnancy and infectious diseases while applying to go for international training course on "From sufficiency economy to wealthiness of the nation" to be held in Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand from Nov 2 to 30.


Along with the application form, bureaucrats have to attach a medical report from an authorised physician confirming that they are physically and mentally capable to carry out intensive training away from home.

The medical report also has to mention that the person is free of infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, trachoma, skin diseases etc., and pregnancy test for women officers, among others.

The applying organisations are expected to nominate those officers who are senior or middle level government officials with educational background in agriculture, economics, rural development, social environment and public policy with minimum five years of related work experience; have competent command over spoken and written English; must be in good health (both physically and mentally), the order sent to secretaries of all central government ministries said.

The training will cover an economy class round trip air ticket from the participants' nearest international airport to Bangkok, local training costs, accommodation during the training period, an allowance of 'Thai Baht 500' (about Rs 933) per day and life and health insurance for each participant during their stay in Thailand.

Bureaucrats interested in attending the programme have to give reasons for applying for the course and how they hope to benefit from the programme. The last date of sending application is Friday (September 4).


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