The salary of a medical examiner is Rs 10 lakh per annum, a new report says.
The report by the National Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) has revealed that a salary of Rs 10.5 crore per annu will be paid to a member of the public, with the remaining income coming from the medical school, and from the government.
According to the NIMS report, the medical examiner will also receive a share of the expenses incurred by the government for providing health services, such as the maintenance of the hospital, as well as the salaries of the doctors and nurses employed by the medical schools.
The report, which has been released in the wake of the National Health and Family Welfare Commission’s (NHFC) recommendations on medical examiners, said a total salary of just Rs 5 crore per year will be available to the member of public who wants to retire.
“The medical examiner has a unique status in Indian politics, where the government decides his fate and his destiny.
The decision to retire at the end of his term will be made by the Chief Medical Officer, who will also have the final say in the medical profession’s fate,” said NIMI president Dr Sankaran Jain.
According the NIS report, a member who was appointed by the state government will also get Rs 3 lakh per month, with another Rs 3.5 lakh for the next five years.
“A member of Parliament (MP) who is appointed by a state government can expect to get Rs 2.5-3 lakh per year,” the report said.
A total salary for a member to retire is Rs 1.25 lakh per term, and Rs 1 lakh per annual leave.
A member can also be paid a pension of up to Rs 20 lakh per individual.
The NIMs report also said that a member will get a pension, but it was not clear how much.
The medical examinee will also be entitled to a share in the profit made by any medical school and its associated undertakings, including the cost of equipment and other expenses incurred.
Accordingly, members of parliament will get Rs 4.5 to Rs 6 lakh per academic year for their services, which could rise to Rs 10-12 lakh per educational year for members of the government who are appointed by Parliament.
“Members of Parliament, who are elected in the assembly, have the right to receive salaries up to the salary limit of Rs 5 lakh per financial year,” Dr Jain said.
Dr Jain added that a medical officer of a public medical school would receive Rs 1 crore annually, and the same person would get Rs 10 to 15 lakh annually for the same.