Confusion on MP NEET PG Medical Counselling: HC summons DME
Bhopal: Displeased by the misinterpretation of its order which led to the confusion in the PG medical counselling process; the Madhya Pradesh High Court has summoned the office bearers of Directorate of Medical Education (DME).
According to a recent report by TOI, the division bench of honourable Justices R S Jha and Justice Sanjay Dwivedi have expressed extreme displeasure over “misinterpretation” of its earlier order and summoned the two top officials of the medical education department of the state for a personal appearance in the court.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the order passed by the MP High Court in view of the petition filed by Association of Private Medical Colleges, MP which had challenged the proposed action of DME of converting 15 % of NRI seats in private medical colleges into general category seats.
The association contended that the DME’s decision to convert 15% NRI quota seats to general category from the second round of counselling as a violation of the directives laid down by the Supreme Court, and also of their fundamental rights under Articles 14 & 19 of the Constitution of India.
After hearing the contentions, the HC ordered DME to maintain status quo of NRI seats in the state’s Private and Government medical colleges.
On April 30, 2019, in pursuance to the HC order, the MP DME had released an official notification stating,
“Based on the orders given by HC Jabalpur in WP 6509-2019 dated 30-04-2019, the MP NEET PG counselling for MD, MS and Diploma courses, has now been halted till May 3rd 2019.
All the concerned aspirants have been advised to keep on checking the website for further details.”
It has been reported by the TOI that the DME, on its own, suspended the entire counselling process, which was underway then for admission into PG courses in medical & dental colleges.
Now, extremely displeased by the spontaneous action by the DME, the High Court has summoned the principal secretary and director of medical education in the court on Saturday for misquoting and misapplying its order.
As per the new rules framed by the department of medical education, 15 per cent seats under the NRI quota would be converted into general pool seats if NRI students were not available or not forthcoming to take admission under the NRI quota, adds the daily.