Mumbai: An MBBS doctor aspiring to get admitted into a post-graduate course by seeking exemption from the one-year mandatory bond service was waved aside by the Bombay High Court jury. According to information, he has declined permission as he had been given a subsidized MBBS education and hence was supposed to follow the rules mandated by the state.
The state-run medical college MBBS student had sought this exemption, to make his third attempt, having failed in the earlier two. However, he could not succeed as rules mandate that he do one-year bond service or pay a penalty before making a third attempt.
The doctor had pleaded for relief saying that he would complete the bond service after his post-graduate studies got over.
A division bench of Justice Anuja Prabhudessai and Justice Ranjit More was hearing the writ petition filed by the doctor, who finished his studies, along with a mandatory internship in 2013.
The doctor had sought cancellation and waiver of the 2011 notification issued by the government and certain 2018 prospectus conditions as well; as he claimed they were in violation of article 14 of the Constitution of India, reported the Asian Age.
The doctor filed a petition after he was declined an opportunity to appear for the PGM-CET the third time, on having failed the first two attempts.
The doctor claimed that doctors graduating from private medical colleges were not bound by any such conditions, while he was suffering from a violation of rights, at the hands of rulings. The fact remains that private medical college students are not allowed to enjoy subsidies and hence do not have to submit to mandatory services.
On hearing both sides, the court decided to go the state’s way and decided to waive aside relief to the doctor and ordered dismissal of the petition.