Government Doctors Salary in India

Doctors are the most important part of any society so like all over the world, salary of government doctors in India is also one of the highest. The salary of physicians get regularly updated and regulated by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The salary of doctor in a government hospital varies on the basis of academic qualification, work experience and practicing option. For a doctor who has separate private practice, apart from the government job, the salary is less than the doctor who has declared himself or herself as a non-practising one. Apart from a lucrative salary, some other benefits offered by the central and state governments of India are-

  • Dental benefits – 12%
  • Medical benefits – 61%
  • Vision benefits – 12%
  • Miscellaneous benefits – 39%

Fast Facts

  • The Assam and Kerala governments are offering 50% salary hike to doctors who are running OPD in government health care centers.
  • Doctors, working in casualties of taluk, district and general hospital will receive an additional allowance of INR 2,000 a month.
  • As per the revised pay scale of India government, there will be a 76% special allowance for doctors, which is to be merged with the basic salary.
  • The government of India has revised the salary of a postgraduate doctor to INR 29,000 a month (for ESI hospitals). For an MBBS working in an ESI hospital, the salary is increased to 21,000 a month.

Average Salary Range for Autonomous Administration Hospitals (under central government):

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
Designation Pay Scale
Research Officer INR 20,000 per month (consolidated)
Doctor (Field Medics) INR 35,000 per month
Other Benefits:
After successful completion of 1 year, a yearly increment of INR 1,000.
Free Food and Lodging during ON period of 14 days.
AC II Tier railway fare (To and Fro) from residence to place of duty during off period of 14 days.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Designation Pay Scale
Junior Resident (Non Academic) INR 15,600 + INR 5,400 (GP) + other allowances including NPA
Assistant Professor INR 15,600 – 39,100 + NPA, subject to a minimum salary of INR 30,000 along with academic grade salary of INR 8,000
Senior Resident (on Adhoc basis) INR 18,750 + INR 6,600 (GP) plus other allowances

Coal India Limited
Medical Specialist in the following fields –
Radiology INR 24,900 – 50,500 per month
Pulmonary Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
General Duty Medical Officer (Specialist) INR 20,600 – 46,500 per month

Benares Hindu University (BHU)
Junior Research Fellow – J.R.F. INR 16,000 + H.R.A. (as per university norms)
Project Fellow (under UGC funded project), Department of Gastroenterology INR 8,000 per month
TATA Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
Orthotist & Prosthetics INR 25,000 per month
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore
Research Officer INR 20,000 per month (consolidated)

Central and State Government Run Hospitals in India

Some of the central and state government medical institutes in India are-

  • Guntur Medical College, Guntur
  • Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Adilabad
  • Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Srikakulam
  • Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal
  • Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
  • Siddhartha Medical College, Vijaywada
  • Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura Patna
  • Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh
  • Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa
  • Patna Medical College, Patna
  • Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool
  • Government Medical College, Chandigarh
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Bhagalpur
  • S V Medical College, Tirupati
  • Jorhat Medical College & Hospital , Jorhat
  • A N Magadh Medical College, Gaya
  • Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur
  • Silchar Medical College, Silchar
  • University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi
  • Nalanda Medical College, Patna
  • Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Medical Education Trust Medical College,
  • Ahmedabad
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Shri Krishna Medical College, Muzzafarpur
  • Government Medical College, NMDC, Jagdalpur
  • Pt. J N M Medical College, Raipur
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot
  • Smt. N.H.L.Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Pt. B D Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak (Haryana)
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  • B J Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Goa Medical College, Panaji
  • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
  • Government Medical College, Surat
  • MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore
  • Government Medical College, Bhavnagar
  • M G M Medical College, Jamshedpur
  • Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
  • Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi
  • Medical College, Baroda
  • Government Medical College, Jammu
  • Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education & Research, Surat
  • Patliputra Medical College, Dhanbad
  • Dr. Rajendar Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda, H.P
  • Government Medical College, Srinagar

Career Prospects for Doctors

Salary of a government doctor depends on several factors like academic qualification, years of experience, practicing and non-practicing status. On an average salary range offered by government hospitals to freshers after completion of their MBBS degree and internship period is between INR 10,000 and INR 20,000. The Health Ministry of India has declared a 25% salary raise for difficult areas and 50& hike for areas that is not reachable by road. Doctors serving in these areas will enjoy this hike.

  • Unreachable areas are designated as – remote places in the interior regions of Jammu and Kashmir, regions of North-Eastern part of India, Lakshadweep, the Thar Desert extension of Rajasthan, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • The difficult areas are- Naxal-affected districts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh.
  • Academic Certifications required for a profession as a Doctor

    To pursue a career as a doctor, you need to complete senior secondary examination from a recognized institute with physics, chemistry, biology and English as compulsory subjects and acquiring a minimum of 50% in the aggregate. Eligible candidates need to qualify in a written entrance examination, conducted by the state and central governments. Private institutes also conduct separate examination. After the completion of MBBS degree and internship period, you can apply to a central or state government hospital. For specialization in a field, you can go for postgraduate degree or diploma in the respective field.