SC directs HC to take up 600 PG medical courses matter on Aug 25
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice B R Gavai directed the High Court to hear and finally dispose off the plea affecting the fate of more than 600 PG Medical Courses in the State.
The order came on the SLP preferred by Association of Private Medical Colleges of Madhya Pradesh which had challenged 100 per cent reservation of their seats for domicile candidates of MP or those candidates who had completed their MBBS from any medical college (Government or Private). The SLP was preferred against the adjournment order passed by the MP High Court, through which the MP High Court deferred the final hearing of the matter on the ground that issue of reservation for domicile candidates in PG medical courses seats is pending consideration before the Larger Bench of the Supreme Court as per the reference made in the case of Dr Tanvi Behl versus Shrey Goyal and others.
The Association of Medical Colleges was represented through Advocates Siddharth R Gupta, Mrigank Prabhakar and Yash Mittal. State of MP in their admission rules for admission to Private Medical and Dental Colleges have incorporated a mandatory eligibility conditions of being a domicile of the State of MP for admission to PG medical/dental courses.
The said conditions stands relaxed in the event of availability of a candidate who has completed his MBBS from any Medical college of the State. The seats get unlocked for admission to the students from other states and all India merit list only after completion of first round of counselling from the second round onwards, that too when the first two categories are exhausted.