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Court Relief of MCh Applicant: BMCRI told to return original documents

Court Relief of MCh Applicant: BMCRI told to return original documents

The medical college had been holding the original documents on account of the compulsory rural service clause of the DMER

Bengaluru: The Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMRCI) authorities on Friday returned an Mch aspirant, Dr R. Sumanth’s his original records in the court itself after receiving a High Court admonition.  The doctor who had been selected at AIIMS for Mch in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, but was unable to join as BMCRI was not releasing his original documents. Worried about his future, the doctor knocked the doors of the High court for help.

Listening to the matter, Justice Aravind Kumar, the judge reproached the college authorities and issued directions to the college principal to bring Sumanth’s original records by 4 pm. The authorities succeeded in producing the documents as asked for at the right time.

Sumanth, a rank student at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and one a seat in it to study super specialty MCH course in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.  With July 15 as the last date for joining the said course, Dr. Sumanth had no choice but to approach the court for retrieval of documents submitted at the BMRCI. Since the BMRCI authorities refused to return the original documents, despite it being July 12, 2018, the order of the court helped Sumanth in getting them released from the institution. He succeeded because he had filed an interlocutory application stating that the Bangalore college authorities had nor returned his original certification.

The court on Thursday despite being on their side did not overlook the college stance on the issue and made Dr Sumanth and another doctor submit affidavits as was the case with others that they would abide and serve in the rural areas if the challenge against the rule faced dismissal at the hands of the court.

The Court gave the above directions keeping in mind that the BMRCI had refrained from returning the originals because the Directorate of Medical Education’s rulings called for students studying on subsidized seats in state-run government colleges to compulsorily serve the rural areas for a year.

The ruling also stated that those who wanted to leave the course after joining would have to pay an Rs. 30 lakh compensation to the college in order to be issued relieving orders, reported TOI.

Source: with inputs
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