Andhra Pradesh fee issue: Bank Guarantee not necessary, holds Court
HYDERABAD: A vacation bench of the High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Telangana Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association in a contempt case. The Court directed private medical college managements to refrain from asking for bank guarantees for 50 per cent of the fee to be paid by medical aspirants for PG seats. Responding to another petition filed by the HCRDA the court clarified that PG admissions in Telangana are to be based on candidates paying half of the new fee and signing a bond for the remaining.
The bench comprised of Justice A Rajashekar Reddy and Justice T Rajani.
The contempt case was filed by Health Care Reforms Doctors Association (HCRDA) and the Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA). The Associations were petitioning for punishments to be given to the college managements for violating court orders by asking for bank guarantee for 50 per cent of the fee payable by students admitted to PG medical courses.
Another petition filed by the HCRDA, also sought a directive from the court for unaided minority medical colleges to accept 50 per cent fee in cash and a personal bond for the remaining amount.
On May 18 based on the petitions filed by the Associations, a vacation bench clarified that PG admissions in Telangana are to be based on candidates paying half of the new fee and signing a bond for the remaining half, reports TNIE.
In an earlier story the Medical Dialogues team reported that a two judge bench comprising of Justice M.S.K. Jaiswal and Justice A.V. Sesha Sai had in a modified Hyderabad HC order allowed PG students in MD & dental faculties in Telangana & AP to pay 50% of the new fee now & execute a bond for the remaining 50%- as an interim measure.
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