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Default Indian government not issuing any no-objection certificates

Guys did u read times of india on 10th september. Govt. of india has stopped issuing any no-objection cerificates and now indian doctors are bound to return to india once the residency gets over....
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New Delhi: India has finally cracked down on medical students going to the US for higher studies but deciding to settle down there after completion of their course.
In an effort to cut down on the brain drain that is crippling Indias medical sector,the health ministry has suspended issuing the all important No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) certificate,mandatorily required by the US government for any Indian doctor wanting to settle down after a maximum of nine years of medical education.
While the US has 1 doctor per 469 people,India has 1 doctor per 2,000 people.
In a strange dichotomy,the US requires the health ministry (of all developing countries including India) to mandatorily issue a statement of need certificate for all medical students going to the US for higher studies.
In it,the ministry specifies how the student is being allowed to go and study medicine in the US because he is required to return and serve India.
Joint secretary in the health ministry S K Rao,who handles international health,told TOI,We have no problem with students going to the US to study.But the US wants us to first issue a certificate saying we are allowing the student to go and study there because he or she is needed in India and then issue another mandatory certificate nine years later saying he isnt needed in India so that he can settled down there.
Rao said health ministry data showed that only 30% of those who go to study in the US actually return to India after completing their course.This year,we have not issued a single NORI certificate, he added.
In another important move,India for the first time is close to finalizing guidelines for students going to the US for higher medical education.Rao said the guidelines would be ready by January.Interestingly,all students who have gone to the US this year had to mandatorily submit an affidavit to the ministry saying once the guidelines are in place,they will abide by them.
We have sent the guidelines to the law ministry for their comments.It will specify the conditions for medical students to leave India and go to the US for higher education in medicine, Rao added.
In the last three years,3,000 doctors went abroad for studies,and did not return.
Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told Parliament on August 28 that around 709 doctors had left India in 2012 (till August 16).Between April 2011-April 2012,as many as 1,333 doctors migrated to foreign shores.From April 1,2010 to March 31,2011,1,157 doctors had migrated in search of employment and between 2009 and 2010,1,458 doctors went abroad.
India has a density of 0.5 doctors per 1,000 people.MCI intends to reduce the gap to one doctor for 1,000 population by 2031.The Planning Commission says the country is short of 6 lakh doctors,10 lakh nurses and 2 lakh dental surgeons.
According to the commission,Indian doctors form 5% of the medical workforce in developed countries.Almost 60,000 Indian physicians are working in countries like the US,the UK and Australia alone.
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Default t true it s only needed for j1 visa and not h1b?
So if we pass step 3 we dont need noc??
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