Fee regulation panel details asked for by Kerala High Court
Kochi: The Kerala High Court has sought details from the state government on the constitution of a committee under the Kerala Medical Education (Regulation and Control of Admission to Private Medical Educational Institutions) Ordinance, 2017.
The directive was given by the court when a petition filed by the KMCT Medical College, a self-financing college based in Kozhikode, and others that challenged the fee structure fixed by the Committee came up for hearing.
The petitioners contended that the committee had been given powers to determine medical seat fee in each private medical college. The petitioners pleaded that conferring of such powers on the committee was in violation of fundamental rights of the colleges, as guaranteed under the law.
They said how the committee had arrived at the fee figures was unknown reported the Hindu.
Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that Private self financing medical colleges had gone to court against the fee structure fixed by Kerala Medical Education(Regulation and Control of Admission to Private Medical Educational Institutions) Ordinance 2017 nominated Committee, challenging the granting of powers to five member committee to fix the fee structure of medical seats in each private medical college was against the fundamental rights of the colleges as guaranteed under law.
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