New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the Centre has approved a scholarship scheme for medical students and institutions willing to serve in Central paramilitary forces (CPMF).
Presenting Union Home Ministry's June month's report card, Chidambaram said: "The scholarship scheme for medical students in selected medical colleges/institutions willing to serve in CPMFs was approved."
Central paramilitary forces will provide special scholarship of Rs 10,000 per month to 25 medical students from the next academic session who are willing to serve in the forces after completion of their studies. he scheme is aimed at attracting talented medicos to CPMF medical services.
The CPMFs --Assam Rifles, BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBPF, SSB and NSG have a vast network of 39 composite hospitals and about 550 unit or training institution hospitals to provide health care coverage.
The CPMFs provide medical service to over eight lakh force personnel and their families all over the country.
For the academic session 2010-11, willing and deserving candidates having confirmed admission can download the application form for scholarship from websites of any of the central police forces.
After selection, they will have to complete the course in time and thereafter serve in Central paramilitary forces for a minimum period of ten years for which they are required to sign an agreement.(ANI)