Private Practice by Government Doctors
Rule 14 of Central Health Service Rules, 1996 imposes ban on private practice of any kind, whatsoever including any consultation and laboratory practice by the doctors working under Central Health Service.
One case was reported during the year 2011, and two cases during the year 2012 and one case during the year 2013. However, there was no case reported during the current year (upto 15.2.2014).
The doctors are incentivised by payment of Non Practising Allowance (NPA) at the rate of 25% of the Basic Pay in lieu of private practices. However, penal action is taken against the guilty doctors as per CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.
This was stated by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.