Nagpur: The students enrolled in MBBS Course between 2011 and 2017 will now heave a sigh of relief as the Bombay High Court has allowed them to go for Post-graduate course even if the bond service of one year is not completed.
The move of the High Court came in regard to the petition -Ojas Shah against the state of Maharashtra. The court ordered that the students who have taken admission in the Government Medical Colleges (GMC) between 2011 and 2017 will be eligible to take admission in MD/MS courses without the completion of one-year compulsory bond service. It will be applicable for at least three years from 2018-19. They will be allowed to complete the necessary service after the completion of their PG course.
The CET Cell in a recent notification quoted the order as stating:
“We, therefore, hold and declare that the government resolution dated 12th October, 2017 and consequent rules which require the candidate who has taken admission between 1st November, 2011 and 12th October, 2017 to compulsorily discharge bond for a period of one year, would not be applicable to such of the students who have taken admission into PG courses between 1st November, 2011 till 12th October, 2017. We clarify that such condition would be applicable to all such candidates who have taken admission into undergraduate course after 12th October, 2017.”
The HC also added that the students who have taken admission in the MBBS course after October 2017 will compulsorily have to fulfill one year of bond service before taking admission on the PG course. The students would complete their MBBS Course after 2021-22 bond service after MBBS will not be a necessary clause till then.
The director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Dr Tatyarao Lahane told TOI, “We received the court orders and we are considering students for counselling round without insisting upon completion of one-year bond after their MBBS. Instead, we will take a written commitment from these students that they will complete their bond service after PG course. They will do two years of bond service after PG. One year on account of bond for PG course and one year for MBBS.”