Andhra Pradesh: Weightage of marks to doctors working in tribal areas
Hyderabad: A number of cases related to medical admission saw movement at the Hyderabad High court in Tueday
In an important observation, An in-service doctor who works in a remote tribal area will be entitled to marks weight age when he or she seeks admission into a super specialty course. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of Hyderabad High court stated this, while allowing a case filed by Dr. D. Gopal Rao, a government doctor from Warrangal.
The petitioner had complained to the court that the Telangana government and the Kaloji University of Health Sciences were not apportioning the 30% weight age marks for the presently on going super speciality admissions, to doctors seeking admission into these courses for the academic year 2016-17.
In reply to the petition filed by D. Gopal Rao, the court pointed out that “when that is the larger perspective and ideology behind the rural/remote/difficult area posting under the compulsory government Service formulation, certainly the in-service medical officers like the petitioner who have rendered rural/tribal service for almost 5 years , are entitled to weight age of marks as incentive.”
In view of another petition filed by Phanidra Kumar, the Division Bench of the Hyderabad High Court comprising of Justice V.Ramasubramanian and Justice Anis was informed by the authorities that the oncology counselling for the super speciality course, under the Health University will be conducted after 2.30 pm and the case filed in this regard will be heard at 10.30 am on Tuesday.
The bench was dealing with Phanidra Kumar’s case, wherein the petitioner is a first rank holder and wants a seat in surgical oncology.However , the authorities have declined saying that all the three seats will go to the Telangana students only. The bench will hear the case details on Tuesday, in order to better understand how all the seats can be allotted to students of one area only.