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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:10.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Development of Human Resourceafor Health

Dated 10th January 2001


Secretary, Deptt. of Health, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi -11 Chairman
Secretary*, Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan New Delhi- 11 Member
Secretary*, Deptt. of ISM and H, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi - 11 Member
Secretary (Education)*, Ministry of Human Resource Development Shastri Bhavan Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road New Delhi. Member
Director General Directorate General of Health Services Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 11. Member
Director AIIMS New Delhi Member
Principal Christian Medical College Vellore Member
Chairman, University Grants Commission New Delhi Member
Dr. C.S. Bhaskaran Former Vice Chancellor University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh Member
President National Board of Examination Ansari Nagar, New Delhi Member
President National Academy of Medical Sciences New Delhi Member
President Nursing Council of India New Delhi Member
Vice Chancellor* Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi. Member
President Dental Council of India, New Delhi. Member
President Indian Medical Association, New Delhi. Member
President* Medical Council of India, New Delhi Member
Secretary (Health) Govt. of West Bengal Member
Secretary (Health) Govt. of Bihar
Director of a Paramedical, Institute in Private Sector - to be indicated by the Dept. of Health
Dr. Prema Ramachandran, Adviser (Health) Planning Commission, New Delhi – 1 Member
Dr. D.G. Dongaonkar, Vice Chancellor, Medical University, Maharashtra Member
Dr. Barooah, Director, NEGRIHMS, Shillong Member
Joint Secretary (ME), Ministry of Health, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi-11 Member-Secretary

(* - In case Members could not attend for unavoidable reasons, they may depute their Nominee)

Terms of reference :

  1. To assess the present availability and future needs of medical manpower in the country including requirement of specialists and super-specialists in various categories, Medical Researchers and Medical Educationists, keeping in view their migration and attrition rates with special attention to the required manpower of doctors especially specialists for Primary Health Care Institutions.
  2. To take stock of annual intake of students and turnout of graduates and post graduates of all disciplines of all types of professional colleges, and to assess the health manpower production in relation to present and projected needs of the country during the 10th Plan period.
  3. To suggest mechanisms for ensuring uniformity of standards amongst the entrants to all medical colleges and paraprofessional training institutions and for improving the quality of education imparted in such institutions.
  4. To assess health manpower planning and developmental needs with specific reference to their requirements for training and education as well as continuing education programmes for all categories of health professionals and para professionals.
  5. Ensuring a balance development of unpopular fields of medicine like anatomy, forensic medicine, anaesthesia, biochemistry, etc.
  6. Evolving strategies of strengthening of para-medical/nursing services,
  7. To suggest mechanism to facilitate:
    • Establishment of essential linkages between health manpower production, development and utilisation;
    • Optimising health manpower management system with special reference to career development for various categories of professionals and para professionals;
    • Improving management of health services.
  8. On the basis of critical evaluation of die above reference areas, make recommendations for policy formulation for 10* Plan period, recommend alternative strategies for health manpower development, education to improve cohesive functioning of the elements of the health care delivery team.
  9. To suggest mechanism(s) for periodically updating knowledge and skills of medical and dental practitioners/para professionals (both public and private) improving quality of care provided such as CME programmes/recertification.
  10. To ensure optimal utilization of information technology for improving quality and coverage as well as reducing cost of continuing medical education.
  11. To project financial/physical requirements (i.e. targets etc.) for implementation of these programmes during the 10th Five Year Plan.

The Chairman may form sub-groups and co-opt official or non-official members as needed.

The TA/DA of non-official members of the Committee will be paid by the Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as admissible under Govt. rules. The TA/DA of the official members would be paid by the respective Govt. Departments/Institutions to which they belong.

The Working Group may submit its report 31st March 2001.