Mr. D.P. Karmarkar, Union Minister of Health told the Informal Consultative Committee of Parliament for his Ministry on November 30 that the Medical Council of India had invited views of the State Governments on its resolution for ensuring service in rural areas by doctors recruited by Government. The Minister said that the Medical Council of India’s resolution recommended that when selecting candidates for admission to medical colleges, the students should be asked to give an undertaking that they would work for three years as directed by Government in rural areas on a scale of remuneration commensurate with their qualifications. The reactions of five States, namely, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab and Rajasthan, were favourable. The views of the remaining States were awaited.