Government relaxes rules for NRI doctors

Providing relief to 65 years and older doctors who went to study abroad and do not wish to return to India, the government has decided to issue "No obligation to return to India" (NORI) certificates – a practice that was stopped during the UPA regime. Significantly, no NORI certificate had been issued by the health and family welfare ministry during 2012-13 till November 2014. Any doctor going to the US for higher medical studies will have to submit an attested surety bond of Rs.5 lakhs before leaving, and honour the document by returning to India after finishing the study period.